John Beecher Jr.
(1789-1865)
Catharine Eilzabeth Bernheisel
(1790-1871)
John Schmidt
Catherine
John Beecher III
(1819-1896)
Susan Schmidt
(1813-1893)
John Beecher
(1850-1925)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Catherine Hilbert

John Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 28 Sep 1850, Bern Twp., Berks, PA 2 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Hilbert about 1874 in , , PA 1
  • Died: 27 Nov 1925, Exeter Twp., Berks, PA at age 75 3 4 5
  • Buried: 1 Dec 1925, Birdsboro: St. Michael's Cemetery, Berks, PA 3 5

   Another name for John was John Beachert.9

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 2 The 1870 census lists John Beacher, 55, laborer, living with wife Susan, 55; Levi, 30; John, 19; and William, 18. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was valued at $1000 and personal posessions at $200.

2. Census in 1910 in Exeter Twp., Berks, PA. 1 The 1910 census recorded renting a home at 320 Furnance Hill Road: John Bercheart, laborer in furnace, 60, living with wife Kate, 62. They had been married 36 years and birthed no children by 1910. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Residence: on 25 Apr 1912 in Birdsboro, Berks, PA. 6

4. Census in 1920 in Exeter Twp., Berks, PA. 9 The 1920 census recorded renting a rural home in Exeter Township: John Beachert, laborer iron works, 68, living with wife Kate, 65. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Most of their neighbors work in the iron works and speak Slovak.

5. Fact: The cemetery diagram record is online at Ancestry.com. George Brooke (church founder) owned Secion 2 Lot 439 and buried there in grave 1 is John Beecher, 2 is Catherine. 3 Is Patrick Brenarem. Grave 5 is infant son Seifert., 1925, Birdsboro: St. Michael's Cemetery, Berks, PA. 10

6. Fact: The deaths of John Beecher and Catherine are recorded in Jacksonwald in the register of Schwarzwald UCC. 17 Aug 1925, Catherine Beecher, 80-9-24: 27 Nov 1925, John Beecher, 75-1-29., 1925, Jacksonwald: Schwarzwald Reformed Church, Berks, PA. 4

7. Cause of Death: myocarditis, contributed to by dropsy., 27 Nov 1925, Exeter Twp., Berks, PA. 5

8. Fact: 27 Nov 1925, Birdsboro, Berks, PA. 5 Rather than a family member, W. H. Amarrell of Birdsboro, Pa. is the informant on John's death certificate, likely physician Winfield H. Ammarell listed in 1920 census.

9. Occupation: laborer at E & G Brooke Iron Co. On 27 Nov 1925 in Exeter Twp., Berks, PA. 5


John married Catherine Hilbert, daughter of Benjamin Hilbert and Catharine Boyer, about 1874 in , , PA.1 (Catherine Hilbert was born on 21 Oct 1844 in , , PA,4 11 died on 17 Aug 1925 in Exeter Twp., Berks, PA 4 11 12 and was buried on 21 Aug 1925 in Birdsboro: St. Michael's Cemetery, Berks, PA 11.)


Sources


1 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Exeter, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1313; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0020; FHL microfilm: 1375326.

2 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZLJ-C1G John Beacher in household of John Beacher, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 29, family 212.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44560114.

4 <i>Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Berks, Jacksonwald, Schwarzwald United Church of Christ. Image 111 of 132.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (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 112207. John Beecher. Parents not listed, wife Catherine Beecher.

6 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 27 Apr 1912, page 2. Obituary of Catharine Ammarell.

7 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 9 Nov 1893, page 4. Obituary of Mrs. John Bechert.

8 <i>Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA)</i> (http://www.berkshistory.org), File GA-414. Beecher research contirbuted by John Franklin Beecher (1877-1971) including research of Dr. Abraham Clifford Wolf Beecher (1845-1893).

9 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: Exeter, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1535; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 597.

10 <i>Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Berks, Birdsboro, St. Michael's Protestant Episcopal Parish. Image 133 of 178.

11 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44560167.

12 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (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 82554. Catherine Beecher. Father Benjamin HIlbert. Mother ___ Boyer.



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