John Jacob Beacher Sr.
(1812-After 1880)
Angeline Eisenhuth
(1815-1885)
Absalom Wary
(1820-1871)
Salome Brosius
(1825-1887)
William M. Beacher
(1838-1900)
Priscilla Brigitta Wary
(1853-1903)
Sgt. Nathan Wallace Beacher
(1883-1955)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Susan

Sgt. Nathan Wallace Beacher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 18 Jul 1883, Brandonville, Schuylkill, PA 1 4 5 6 7 9 10 11
  • Marriage (1): Susan
  • Died: 6 Jul 1955, Tampa, Hillsborough, FL at age 71 4 5 6 9 11 12
  • Buried: 9 Jul 1955, Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 4 5 6 9 11 13

  Burial Notes:

His grave is in Section 15 Row 1 of the cemetery. His tombstone reads: Beacher, 1st Sgt. Nathan W., b. 1883 d. 1955 - WW1.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Evening Herald: Arrested at Allentown, 15 May 1899, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 14 Sepcial Officer Faust, of the Terminal railroad, Allentown, yesterday arrested two boys giving their names as Charles Farmsworth and Nathan Beecher, of Shenandoah, for attempting to sell shears and razors supposed to be stolen from a barber shop that was robbed. They claimed they were barbers looking for work. They were afterward released, because there was no evidence to hold them.

2. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 15 The 1900 census recorded renting a home: William Beecher, day laborer, 54, born Aug 1846, living with wife Priscilla, 47, Jan 1853; son Nathan, day laborer, 14, Jul 1885; son John, 12, Jul 1888; son Alfred, 8, Jan 1892; and daughter Laura, 6, Aug 1894. William and Priscilla were married for 17 years and she had birthed 10 children, 8 still alive in 1900 (some of these were by her first marriage.) The parents could read but not write. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Their census was recorded 8 Jun 1900.

3. Nathan served in the military on 31 Jul 1901 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 16 Nathan W. Beacher enlisted on July 31, 1901.
Pottsville, Pa.
Birthplace: Brandonville, PA.
Age: 18
Occupation: Driver
Eyes: blue
Hair: light flaxen
Complexion: fair
Height: 5' 6 1/2"
Regiment: Coast Art. 2
Discharged Aug 12 04 at H.C. Wright N.Y. by expr. serv. Pvt. Good.

4. He served in the military on 8 Nov 1905 in Buffalo, Erie, NY. 10 Nathan W. Beacher reenlisted on Nov 8 1905.
Enlisted: Buffalo, N.Y.
Birthplace: Brandonille, PA.
Age: 22
Occupation: Teamster
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light
Complexion: Fair
Height: 5' 7 1/2"
Regiment: 8 Inf Co. H
Discharged Nov 7 08 at Presidio of Monterey, Cal. exp. ser. Very Good.

5. Military on 30 Sep 1907 in Manila: Fort Dewey, , , Phillipines: Admitted from Ft. Santiago, Manila, P. I. 17

6. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1 In the 1910 census he is living alone as a single person in Philadelphia and working as a laborer in a mill.

7. Nathan served in the military on 30 Nov 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 18 Nathan W. Beacher reenlisted on Nov 30 1910.
Enlisted: Philadelphia. Columbus Barracks, Ohio.
Birthplace: Brandonille, PA.
Age: 29
Occupation: Teamster
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Light
Complexion: Fair
Height: 5' 7 3/4"
Regiment: 11 Inf.
Discharged April 9, 1913 & Dis. Dec 12 13 Texas Very Good.

8. Occupation: Beacher, Nathan W, private U S A, Ft D A Russell in 1911 in Cheyenne, Laramie, WY. 19

9. Military in 1913 in Cheyenne: Fort D. A. Russell, Laramie, WY: 1913 Cheyenne City Directory: Beacher, Nathan W., private Co. D., 11th Inf. 20

10. He served in the military on 16 Dec 1913 in , , PA. 4 9 Application for Military Headstone
Beacher, Nathan W.
Enlistment date: 12/16/1913
Discharge date: 8/5/19 Hon.
Service No. 2023740
State: PA
Grade: Sgt.
Medals: none
Branch: U.S. Army Co. L 47th Infantry 4 Div.
Date of birth: 18 July 1883
Date of death: July 6th, 1955
Ship to: I.O.O.F. Cem., Shenandoah, PA
Applicant: George Williams (brother-in-law), Weston Place, Shenandoah, PA.
7/27/55
(next is rear of card, handwritten by person reviewing application in Washington D.C.)
Reeint 27 April 1934, retired 31 March 1935. Highest grade held First Sergeant 94 Pursuit Squadron Air Corps.
Approved Sep 14 1956

11. Occupation: Beacher Nathan W, musician Coast Artillery, r Ft. Crockett in 1914 in Galveston, Galveston, TX. 21

12. He appeared on the census in 1930 in Harrison Township, Macomb, MI. 22 The 1930 Census recorded Nathan W. Beacher, 46, soldier, living with his military unit in the 57th Squadron Barracks at Selfridge Field in Macomb County, Michigan. He and his parents were born in Pennsylvania.

13. He appeared on the census in 1940 in New Orleans, Orleans, LA. 23 The 1940 Census recorded Nathan W. Beacher, 57, single, living as a lodger in a boarding house at 1105 Ursuline Avenue in New Orleans. He had no occupation but it indicates he had other income. In 1935 it recorded he lived in Detroit, Michigan. He had completed an 8th grade education.

14. Residence: Beacher Nathan W r 212 1/2 Quachita av in 1946 in Hot Springs, Garland, AR. 24


Nathan married Susan.


Sources


1 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Roll 1395 Book 1, Page 177a.

2 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Jun 1978.

3 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Sep 1978.

4 Ancestry.com, Applications for Headstones for U.S. military veterans, 1925-1941 (National Archives Microfilm Publication: A1, 2110-C; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General; Record Group Number: 92.), Application of Nathan W. Beacher, 27 Jul 1955.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=104440666.

6 Billion Graves (http://www.BillionGraves.com), http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/NathanWBeacher/2801744.

7 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Nathan Wallace Beacher, SSN 196241548.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, PA > Schuylkill County. Will Book 12, Page 580. Online image 326. Priscilla Beacher.

9 Rice, Phillip A, Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights, West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (Apollo, PA : Closson Press, c1993.
135 p. : map ; 28 cm. Includes index.), Page 93.

10 Ancestry.com, U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 (Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M233, 81 rolls); Records of the Adjutant Generalís Office, 1780ís-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.), Enlistment of Nathan W. Beacher, 1905.

11 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Beacher, Nathan W.

12 FamilySearch.org, Florida Death Index, 1877-1998, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VV6N-9VC Nathan W. Beacher, 1955.

13 Billion Graves Index, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/NATHANWBEACHER/2801744.

14 Shenandoah Evening Herald (Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania.), 15 May 1899, page 1.

15 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Mahanoy Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1483 Page: 253. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M34Q-P7Q .

16 Ancestry.com, U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 (Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M233, 81 rolls); Records of the Adjutant Generalís Office, 1780ís-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.), Enlistment of Nathan W. Beacher, 1901.

17 Ancestry.com, Returns from U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916 (National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C; Returns from U.S. Military Posts, 1800-1916; Microfilm Serial: M617; Microfilm Roll: 736), Date Range: 1898 Jul - 1909 Dec. Beacher, Nathan W.

18 Ancestry.com, U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 (Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M233, 81 rolls); Records of the Adjutant Generalís Office, 1780ís-1917, Record Group 94; National Archives, Washington, D.C.), Enlistment of Nathan W. Beacher, 1910.

19 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1911 Cheyenne Wyoming City Directory.

20 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Wyoming, Cheyenne, 1913. Page 223.

21 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1914 Galveston, Texas City Directory.

22 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Harrison, Macomb, Michigan; Roll: 1009; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 20; Image: 43.0; FHL microfilm: 2340744.

23 1940 United States Census, Year: 1940; Census Place: New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana; Roll: T627_1422; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 36-133.

24 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1946 Hot Springs, Arkansas City Directory.



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