Paris Epler Beecher
(1825-1909)
Rebecca Guth
(1832-1895)
William Bupp
(1843-1917)
Mary Ann Smith
(1851-1909)
Thomas Howard Beecher
(1868-1937)
Minnie May Bupp
(1872-1949)
Mary Rebecca Beecher
(1898-1990)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Irving Ivanhoe Ruler Jr.

2. Harry Eugene Kottcamp

Mary Rebecca Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 31 Oct 1898, Seven Valleys, York, PA 2 3 7 10
  • Marriage (1): Irving Ivanhoe Ruler Jr. on 29 Sep 1921 in Taneytown, Carroll, MD 1
  • Marriage (2): Harry Eugene Kottcamp
  • Died: 10 Jun 1990, York, York, PA at age 91 3 7 11
  • Buried: 15 Jun 1990, York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 3 7

   Another name for Mary was Minnie Beecher.

   FamilySearch ID: LDHM-YDZ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in North Codorus Twp., York, PA. 12 The 1900 census recorded Howard Beecher, cigar maker, 32, born Apr 1868,, living with wife Minnie M., 28, Jan 1872; Lettie M., 6, Nov 1893; William R., 4, Aug 1895; and Mary R., 1, Oct 1898. Minnie had given birth to 5 children by 1900, and 3 were still alive.

2. Census in 1910 in York, York, PA. 13 The 1910 census recorded renting at 114 Park Alley: Thomas H. Beecher, cigar maker in cigar factory, 41, living with wife Minnie M., cigar maker in cigar factory, 38; son William N., 13; and daughter Mary R., 11. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Thomas and Minnie were married for 20 years and had birthed 7 children and 3 were alive in 1910.

3. Census in 1920 in York, York, PA. 2 Thomas H. Beecher, machine operator, 53, was living with Minnie M. 48; Lettie M., 26; Mary R., 21. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Newspaper: York Daily Record: marriage of Irwin Ruler, Jr. And Miss Mary Beecher, 29 Sep 1921, York, York, PA. 1 -----
TO BE MARRIED TODAY
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(photo)
Caption: Irwin Ruler, Jr. and Miss Mary Beecher
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YORKERS TO WED IN WESTMINSTER TODAY
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Irving Ruler, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Ruler, 136 West Jackson street, and Miss Mary Beecher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Beecher, 26 Lafayette street, will be married today in Baust's church, near Taneytown, Md. They will leave York on the 7:55 train this morning for Taneytown, proceeding to Westminster by automobile, where the license will be procured. Thence they will go to Baust's Reformed Church where they will be married by the bridegroom's brother-in-law, Rev. E. Murray Ness, pastor.
The bride will wear a traveling siit of blue tricotrine cloth, with hat to match. There will be no attendants. The parents of the couple and Mrs. Murray E. Ness will witness the ceremony.
After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Ruler will take a trip of a few weeks to Baltimore. Washington, Philadelphia and New York.
On their return to York they will make their home at 26 Lafayette street. Mr. Ruler is a world war veteran, having served two and a half years in the navy, aboard the Arkansas and Virginia. The bnde is contralto singer of note, a member of the Union Lutheran choir for several years.

5. Newspaper: Democratic Advocate: Marriage Licenses: Irving Ivanhoe Ruler, Jr., and Mary Rebecca Beecher, both of York, Pa., 7 Oct 1921, Westminster, Carroll, MD. 9

6. Census in 1930 in York, York, PA. 14 The 1930 census recorded Irving I. Ruler, 36, living with wife Mary R., 31; and son Frederick G., 7. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

7. Residence: 142 West Jackson St., York, PA on 27 Dec 1937 in York, York, PA. 6

8. Census in 1940 in York, York, PA. 15 The 1940 census recorded renting at 142 W. Jackson Street: Mary Ruler, widowed, wire weaver in wire cloth factory, 39, living with son Frederick Ruler, 17; and mother Minnie Beecher, 68. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania and lived in the same house in 1935.

9. Residence: 10 N. Clinton St., York, PA on 25 Feb 1948 in York, York, PA. 16

10. Residence: on 17 Feb 1969 in York, York, PA. 8

11. Obituary: York Daily Record: obituary of Mary R. Kottcamp on 12 Jan 1990 in York, York, PA. 11 Mary R. Kottcamp, of Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Cetner, Dallastown, formerly of the 500 block of West Market Street, York, died Sunday at 11 p.m. at York Hospital. She was the wife of the late Harry E. Kottcamp.
The Robert F. Koller Funeral Home Inc., 2000 W. Market St., York, is in charge of arrangements, which were incomplete.

12. Obituary: York Daily Record: obituary of Mary Ruler Kottcamp on 13 Jun 1990 in York, York, PA. 7 Mary R. Ruler Kottcamp, 91, of Leader Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Dallastown, formerly of the 500 block of West Market Street, York, died at 11 p.m. Sunday at York Hospital. She was the wife of the late Irving I. Ruler Jr. and of the late Harry E. Kottcamp.
The service will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Robert F. Koller Funeral Home Inc., 2000 W. Market St., York. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Viewing will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Kottcamp was born in Seven Valleys. She was a daughter of the late T. Howard and Minnie (Bupp) Beecher.
She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church and the Faithful Daughters Class of the Sunday School.
Mrs. Kottcamp is survived by a nephew.
Officiating at the service will be her pastor, the Rev. Myron R. Jones.


Mary married Irving Ivanhoe Ruler Jr., son of Irving Ivanhoe Ruler Sr. and Ida Mary Strine, on 29 Sep 1921 in Taneytown, Carroll, MD.1 (Irving Ivanhoe Ruler Jr. was born on 21 Jul 1894 in , York, PA,17 died on 18 Jan 1937 in West York, York, PA 4 17 18 19 and was buried on 21 Jan 1937 in York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 17 19.)


Mary next married Harry Eugene Kottcamp. (Harry Eugene Kottcamp was born on 8 Mar 1876 in , York, PA,5 20 21 22 23 died on 20 Jul 1958 in York, York, PA 5 22 23 24 and was buried on 23 Jul 1958 in York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 5 22 23.)


Sources


1 York Daily Record (York, PA), 29 Sep 1921, page 5. Irving Ruler Jr. and Mary Beecher.

2 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, York, Series: T625 Roll: 1669 Page: 196.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100229799.

4 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 19 Jan 1937, page 6. Obituary of Irving I. Ruler.

5 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 21 Jul 1958, page 27. Obituary of Harry E. Kottcamp.

6 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 28 Dec 1937, page 5. Thomas H. Beecher Removed By Death.

7 York Daily Record (York, PA), 13 Jun 1990, page 17. Obituary of Mary Ruler Kottcamp.

8 Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA), 19 Feb 1969, page 6. Obituary of William R. Beecher.

9 The Democratic Advocate (Wesminster, Maryland), 7 Oct 1921, page 1.

10 U.S. Social Security Death Index, SSN 179-36-9983. Mary B. Kottcamp d. 1 Jun 1990 age 92.

11 York Daily Record (York, PA), 12 Jun 1990, page 10. Obituary of Mary R. Kottcamp.

12 1900 United States Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: North Codorus, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1502; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0167; FHL microfilm: 1241502.

13 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGC5-SLK Thomas H Beecher, York Ward 4, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 118, sheet 11A, family 270, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375448.

14 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHCX-95B Mary R Ruler in household of Irving I Ruler, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0104, sheet 9A, family 219, NARA microfilm publication T626.

15 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQW7-ZL7 Mary Ruler, Ward 8, York City, York City, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 67-126, sheet 4B, family 82.

16 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 25 Feb 1948, obituary of Frederick G. Ruler.

17 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=108349671.

18 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.), Archive Collection Number: Series 1-10; Folder Number: 422.

19 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 8381. Irving I. Ruler. Father Irving I. Ruler. Mother Mary Ida Strine. Spouse Mary R.

20 Ancestry.com, U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Original data: Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.), Volume: 207; SAR Membership Number: 41325. Application of Harry Eugene Kottcamp.

21 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K623-Z9C Harry Eugene Kottcamp, 1917-1918; citing York City no 1, Pennsylvania, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509.

22 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=100229792.

23 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 70221. Harry Eugene Kottcamp. Father Charles C. Kottcamp. Mother Sara Rudisill. Spouse Mary Beecher Kottcamp.

24 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Certificate 70221. Harry E. Kottcamp, age 82, d. York 20 Jul 1958.



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