Margaret E. Hancher

                                                     ┌── Philander W. Hancher
                                                     │    1847-1919 
                       ┌── Frederick Perry Hancher ──┤
                       │    1884-1975                │
                       │                             └── Sciota H. -
                       │                                  1849-1920 
Margaret E. Hancher ───┤
B: 1923                │                             ┌── John Schafner
D: 2004                │                             │
                       └── Anna Eva Schaffner ───────┤
                            1881-1968                │
                                                     └── Nancy Roop
M: John J. Brecht

Margaret E. Hancher     [ID 05574] Click here to switch to Ahnentafel view: Ahnentafel View

Born Nov 27 19231,2 [Nov 29 19233], Decatur, Adams County, Indiana1,2.  

She married John J. Brecht, Dec 27 1942.2,4  John was born Nov 23 1924.3  

In 1968-1975 Margaret was living in Decatur, Adams County, Indiana.4,5  

John died Sep 27 1998.2,3  

Margaret E. Hancher died Feb 7 2004, Canterbury Nursing Home and Rehab Center, Ft. Wayne, Indiana.2,3  

Margaret's obituary was published in the "Decatur Daily Democrat" (Decatur, Indiana) on February 9, 2004:2

Mrs. Margaret E. Brecht November 27, 1923 - February 07, 2004

Margaret E. Brecht, 80, passed away Saturday, February 7, 2004.  

Mrs. Margaret E. Brecht, of Decatur, IN, passed away at 7:25am at the Canterbury Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Ft. Wayne, IN Saturday.  She was born in Decatur, where she was a lifetime resident, to Fedrich and Anne (Shaffner) Hancher on November 27, 1923.  She later married John J. Brecht on December 27, 1942 (he passed away on Sept. 27, 1998).  

Margaret was a Beautician/Cosmetologist for Margaret's Beauty Booth, and she also worked with her husband at Brecht Jewelry Store in Decatur, IN.  

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Decatur and the Tri-Kappa, the Ladies of the Elks, and a member of the former Order of the Eastern Star.  

Mrs. Brecht is survived by 1 Son, Fred M. Brecht, Decatur; 2 Daughters, Susan Spiegel, Sebring, FL and Ann M. Linnemeier, Ft. Wayne, IN; 8 Grandchildren and 11 Great-Grandchildren.  

She was preceeded in death by her Husband, John J. Brecht and her Brother, Paul W. Hancher.  

Funeral Information

Visitation will be from 4-7pm Monday, February 9, 2004 at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, Decatur, IN.  

Funeral Service will be at 11am Tuesday, February 10, 2004 in the Chapel at the First United Methodist Church, Decatur, IN (there will be a 1hour visitation prior to service at the church.)

Rev. Kenneth Mahan officiating.  

Donations Information

All donations will be given to the First United Methodist Church, Decatur, IN.

Social Security information for Margaret E. Hancher: 304-20-2860

Social Security information for John J. Brecht: 317-16-4483


  1. 1930 census, Decatur, Adams County, Indiana; roll T626-574, ED 11, page 11B, line #65, dwelling #272, family #277.
  2. Obituary of Margaret E. Brecht; the "Decatur Daily Democrat", Feb 9 2004;
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  3. "Social Security Death Index" (as it is commonly called), derived from the Social Security Administration "Death Master File". See:
  4. Obituary of Frederick P. Hancher.
  5. Obituary of Margaret E. Hancher.

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