January 7, 1784, Oesel Island (off the coast of present day Estonia).
April 15, 1857, Herrnhut, Germany.
Bechler lived in America 1806–36. While there, he taught at the seminary in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and worked in Moravian churches in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Staten Island, New York; and Lititz, Pennsylvania.
He also composed, with one of his most important collections being: