John William Becher Sr.
Louisa Moe
Otto C. Beecher
Blanche McCollister
John Edward Beecher


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John Edward Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 24 May 1895, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1 2 4 5 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Anna
  • Died: 18 Apr 1945, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 49 2 3 6
  • Buried: 23 Apr 1945, Philadelphia: Greenwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 2

   FamilySearch ID: L6RM-RGJ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1 The 1900 census recorded at 1635 Second Street: John Beecher, tailor, born May 1840, living with wife Louisa, Dec 1848. They and their parents were born in Germany. They immigrated in 1864. They had been married for 30 years and given birth to 4 children who were alll alive in 1900. Living with them: daughter Sophia, worker in towel mill, 18, Dec 1882; son John Jr., iron smelter, 28, Feb 1872; grandson John, 5, May 1895; and son Edward Beecher, railroad brakeman, 25, Jun 1875.All children were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8 The 1910 Census recorded Edward Beecher, 34, living with wife Georgiana, 37; and son John E., 15. She and her parents were born in Ireland, the others in Pennsylvania. Edward's parents were from Germany. [Note: John E.'s social security and death records state his father is Otto C. Beecher, Edward's brother.].

3. Occupation: auto tire builder at Quaker City on 5 Jun 1917 in Wissinoming, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

4. Residence: John was married and living at 724 E. Westmoreland St., Philadelphia, Pa. on 5 Jun 1917 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4

5. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at 724 Westmoreland Street: Edward Beecher, finisher in yarn mill, 45, living with wife Georganna, 44; John Beecher [indexed as Bucher], house builder, 24, single, nephew; Anna Beecher, telephone operator, 18, single, niece; sister-in-law Agnes Collville, cloth winder in cloth mill, 37, widowed; and Loretta Collville, niece, 10. Also in the home was boarder Joseph Clarke, 50. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Georganna in Ireland; she immigrated in 1885 and had become a U.S. citizen. [Note: the census taker erred. John Bucher is Edward's son, not nephew, and we assume Anna is his wife, since John's 1917 WWI draft registration indicates he was married and the 1910 census recorded his mother had birthed only 1 child, John, by 1910, ruling Anna out as his sister.].

6. Census in 1940 in Trenton, Mercer, NJ. 10 The 1940 census reported renting at an apartment or hotel at 518 Perry Street: John E. Beecher, restaurant laborer, married, 44. In 1935 he was living in Bronx, New York city. He was born in Pennsylvania.

7. Occupation: Yankee Doodle Restaurant, 230 E. State St., Trenton, NJ on 27 Apr 1942 in Trenton, Mercer, NJ. 5

8. Residence: 230 E. State St., Trenton, NJ on 27 Apr 1942 in Trenton, Mercer, NJ. 5

9. Residence: 1721 Arch Street, Philadelpha, PA on 18 Apr 1945 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2

John married Anna. (Anna was born about 1902 in , , Pennsylvania, USA 8.)


1 1900 United States Census, John Beecher, 1900.

2 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 ( 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: 846. Philadelphia, Greenwood Cemetery Record of Interments, 23 Apr 1945, John E. Beecher.

3 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at .), Death Certificate 36094. John E. Beecher.

4 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, John Edward Beecher, 1917-1918.

5, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, John Edward Beecher.

6, 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.), Death Certificate 36094. John E. Beecher. Father ?. Mother Blanche Mac Allister. Spouse Elizabeth Beecher.

7, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), John Edward Beecher.

8 1910 United States Census, Edward Beecher, Philadelphia Ward 33, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; citing sheet 11B, family 282, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375418.

9 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 33, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1626; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 1111; Image: 64.

10 1940 United States Census, John E Beecher, Ward 5, Trenton, Trenton City, Mercer, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 27-34, sheet 81A.

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