Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
(1796-1882)
Catherine Braun
(1802-Abt 1840)
Heinrich Guth
(1808-1836)
Elizabeth Lieberknecht
(1809-1890)
Paris Epler Beecher
(1825-1909)
Rebecca Guth
(1832-1895)
John Henry Beecher
(1858-1927)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ella M. Godfrey

2. Bertha V. Mahan

John Henry Beecher 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  • Born: 14 Jan 1858, Wrightsville, York, PA 5 8 10
  • Marriage (1): Ella M. Godfrey on 20 Sep 1883 in Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Bertha V. Mahan on 1 Jan 1895 in Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA 2 3 4
  • Died: 26 Jan 1927, York, York, PA at age 69 7 8 10
  • Buried: 29 Jan 1927, New Freedom: New Freedom Cemetery, York, PA 7 8 10

   Another name for John was John Beacher.13

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA. 14 Parris E. Beecher, 35, tailor, is listed in the 1860 Census in Lower Windsor Township in York County with real estate valued at $0 and possessions worth $100. Living with him is Rebecca, 27; Ann Aliza, 7; daughter Jesiah, 4; John Henry, 2; and Sarah, 7 months in July 1860 when the census was recorded. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

Living next door is William Beecher, age 24 (might be 27, handwriting uncertain), occupation blacksmith. His possessions are worth $30. With him is Lydia, 21; Jacob Franklin, 6; Parris Elphnor, 4; and Mary Jane, 7 months in July 1860 when the census was recorded. For all the nearest post office is Chanceford.

2. Census in 1870 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA. 15 Parris Beecker [as indexed in census], 45, farm laborer, was living with wife Rebecca, 36; Annie, 19; Kesiah, 14; John, 12; Sarah, 10; Charles, 8; Elise, 6; and Howard, 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1880 in Dover Twp., York, PA. 16 The 1880 census recorded John Beecher, works in mill, 22, single, boarding in the home of Gabreal Emig, 55, and his wife Eliza, 49.

4. Emmanuel United Methodist Church: Seven Valley Class formed 23 Dec 1883: members include John Beecher and Ella Beecher on 23 Dec 1883 in Glen Rock, York, PA. 1

5. Occupation: York County Directory: Beacher, John, cigarmaker, Seven Valley; Beacher, Paris, laborer, Seven Valley; Weihmiller, August, cigarmaker, Shrewsbury; Weihmiller, William F., cigar manufacturer, Seven Valley in 1886 in Shrewsbury Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States. 17

6. Residence: on 24 Oct 1891 in New Freedom, York, PA, USA. 18

7. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 2 In the 1900 Census is listed John Beecher, age 38 born Jan 1862, married for 6 years to Bertha, 34, born Aug 1865. She had 3 children with 2 still living in 1900. He is a cigar maker. Living with them is Ward H, born July 1888; and Grace R. born Sep 1890 and John C. born Sep 1896. Everyone and everyone's parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Court: on 3 Sep 1901 in York, York, PA. Bertha Beecher residing at 391 S. 2nd St. in Steelton, PA appeared before C. F. Keech, York Alderman, and swore a signed statement that: "John H. Beecher, her husband, has by his barbarous and cruel treatment, mad life burdensome and home unbearable, and has driven his said wife and their minor child John Carson Beecher five years of age from their home, and has neglected and refused to properly support and maintain their said minor child the said John Carson Beecher."

9. Court: On 23 Sep 1901 the quarter sessions court ordered John H. Beecher to pay $150 bail conditioned that he pay to his wife the sum of $1.50 per week for the support of his child. On 23 Sep 1901 in York, York, PA.

10. Court: Mrs. Bertha Beecher filed with the court that she and John H. Beecher were living together at 105 E. Princess Street in York for the last two weeks with their minor child and that the said Beecher is supporting said child at home with $1.50 a week payment on 17 Jan 1902 in York, York, PA.

11. Census in 1910 in York, York, PA. 19 John Beacher [indexed in census as Beacher but handwriting can be Beecher], janitor, 45, was living with Bertha, home cleaner working out, 45, and John, 13. Bertha had birthed 3 children and 2 were alive in 1910. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

12. He was divorced on 31 Mar 1913 in York, York, PA. 4

13. Residence: 215 W. Princess Street on 5 Jun 1918 in York, York, PA. 20

14. Census in 1920 in York, York, PA. 21 The 1920 census recorded J. H. Beecher, widowed, cigar maker in cigar factory, 65, renting in a boarding house at 215 Walnut Street owned by Mary E. Shaw, 56, widow. Beecher and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. There are many other single boarders in the home.

15. Residence: on 13 Jan 1921 in York, York, PA. 12

16. Residence: South George Street in York in 1927 in York, York, PA. 7

17. Cause of Death: angina pectoris, 26 Jan 1927, York, York, PA. 8

18. Occupation: cigar maker on 26 Jan 1927 in York, York, PA. 8

19. Residence: 329 S. George St., York, Pa. On 26 Jan 1927 in York, York, PA. 8


John married Ella M. Godfrey, daughter of John Godfrey and Matilda Myers Ness, on 20 Sep 1883 in Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA.1 (Ella M. Godfrey was born on 11 Nov 1858 in Springfield Twp., York, PA 1 22, christened on 4 May 1884 in Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA,1 died on 24 Oct 1891 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 18 23 24 and was buried in New Freedom: New Freedom Cemetery, York, PA.)


John next married Bertha V. Mahan, daughter of John Mahan and Mary E. Hogentogler, on 1 Jan 1895 in Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA.2 3 4 The marriage ended in divorce on 31 Mar 1913. (Bertha V. Mahan was born on 18 Aug 1865 in , , PA,2 13 25 died on 5 Jul 1917 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA 25 26 and was buried on 7 Jul 1917 in Harrisburg: Harrisburg Cemetery, Dauphin, PA 25 26.)


Sources


1 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 301. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Glen Rock, PA.

2 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, York Ward 6, Roll 1503 Book 1, Page 49.

3 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMV-G9V John H. Beecher and Bertha Macken, 01 Jan 1895; citing Seven Valley, York, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 22142.

4 The York Daily (York, PA), 1 April 1913, page 10. Divorce of Bertha V. Beecher from John H. Beecher.

5 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1201 Page: 502.

6 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFW6-M4Y marriage James Bernard McMahon and Grace R. Beecher, 1918.

7 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 700. Trinity United Church of Christ, York, PA. Image 443 of 460. Burial of John Henry Beecher.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 11624. John Henry Beecher. Father Paris E Beecher. Mother Rebecca Good.

9 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 105751. Grace R. Beecher. Father John Beecher. Mother Ella Godfrey.

10 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=149637292.

11 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403 https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/), Henry Ward Beecher obituary newspaper clipping in the library's Beecher surname file, newspaper name not cited.

12 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403 https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/), Newspaper obituary for Mrs. Keziah A. Meinel dated 14 Jan 1921, name of newspaper for clipping not cited, found in library's Beecher surname file.

13 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Roll 1435 Book 1, Page 121b.

14 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1201 Pages: 502-503.

15 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1469 Page: 25.

16 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWVB-8MY John Beecher in entry for Gabreal Emig, 1880.

17 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1886 York County Directoy, page 340, Beacher;
page 515, Weihmiller.

18 The York Daily (York, PA), 27 Oct 1891, page 1. Died at Baltimore Mrs. Ella Beecher.

19 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MGC5-8M1 John Beacher Pennsylvania, York County, Roll 1435 Book 1, Page 121b.

20 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K623-VLY John Carson Beecher, 1917-1918.

21 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: York Ward 7, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1669; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 126; Image: 337.

22 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Springfield Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1469 Page: 307.

23 Records of Sharon Nickol Swope (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol), Email 30 Jul 2008.

24 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 301. PA > York > Glen Rock > Emmanuel United Methodist Church. Online image 18. "Ella Beecher died 1891."

25 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 75490. Bertha Gotwalt. Father John Mahan. Mother Mary Hogentogler.

26 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 6 July 1917, page 19. Obituary of Mrs. Bertha V. Gotwalt.



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