Johann Engel Bücher
(1722-1778)
Elizabeth
Benjamin Beecher
(1770-1842)
Elizabeth
(1765-1847)
Margaret C. Beecher
(1803-1892)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. George Cowan

2. Joseph Mast

Margaret C. Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: 2 May 1803, , , PA 1
  • Christened: 15 Mar 1833, Compass: St. John's Episcopal Church, Chester, PA, USA 4
  • Marriage (1): George Cowan
  • Marriage (2): Joseph Mast
  • Died: 17 Mar 1892, Reading, Berks, PA at age 88 1 5
  • Buried: 23 Mar 1892, Reading: Charles Evans Cemetery, Berks, PA 1 5

   Another name for Margaret was Margaret Bechert.6

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Salisbury Twp., Lancaster, PA. 7 The 1850 census recorded John McConnel, merchant, 28, living with Margaret Cowan, 50; Sarah Cowan, 19; Cyrus Richards, tailor, 23; and Jacob Quinn, merchant, 16. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Margaret Cowan, Springville, Lancaster Co., (widow of G. Gowan) and Sarah Jane Cowan, Leacock Township, removed on 3 Sep 1850 in Compass: St. John's Episcopal Church, Chester, PA, USA. 4

3. Census in 1860 in Reading, Berks, PA. The 1860 census recorded Margaret Mast, 56, with real estate valued at $1,200. Living with her are her son-in-law, Joesph Graeff, moulder, 30; daughter Sarah, 30; grandchildren Charles F. Graeff, 3 and Anna M. Graeff, 1. Also with them are Margaret's sisters: Mary Baker [should be Beecher] , 64, and Catharine Baker [should be Beecher], 62. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Residence: Reading City Directory 1867: Mast Margaret, wid Joseph, h 319 S 4th in 1867 in Reading, Berks, PA. 8 In 1867 Margaret was living with sister Mary Beecher, see her record.

5. Census in 1870 in Reading, Berks, PA. 9 The 1870 census recorded Margaret Mast, 67, living with her sister, Mary Beacher, 73. Both were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Residence: 325 1/2 North Ninth St., Reading, PA on 23 Apr 1884 in Reading, Berks, PA. 6

7. Obituary: Reading Times: Mrs. Margaret C. Mast on 19 Mar 1892 in Reading, Berks, PA. 10 Mrs. Margaret C. Mast, widow of Joseph Mast, died at her home, 325 1/2 North Ninth street, of general debility, aged 88 years. She was a member of St. Barnabas' Episcopal church and leaves one daughter, Mrs. Joseph S. Graeff.


Margaret married George Cowan. (George Cowan died before 1850 4.)


Margaret next married Joseph Mast. (Joseph Mast was born on 11 Jun 1797 in , , PA,11 died on 17 Apr 1854 in , Berks, PA 11 and was buried in Caernarvon Township: Pine Grove Cemetery, Berks, PA.)


Sources


1 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=78806920&.

2 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, PA > Chester > Compass > Episcopal > St. John's Episcopal Church. Sarah Jane Cowan, father George Cowan, mother Margaret. Baptized Sun 3 Jul 1835.

3 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, PA > Chester > Compass > Episcopal > St. John's Episcopal Church. Death of Eliza Cowan, 31 Jul 1828.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, PA > Chester > Compass > Episcopal > St. John's Episcopal Church. Online image 41.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, PA > Berks > Episcopal > St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. Mrs. Margaret C. Mast.

6 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 23 Apr 1884, page 1. Obituary of Miss Catherine Beechert.

7 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4HG-XSQ Margaret Cowan in household of John Mcconnel, Salisbury, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 248.

8 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1867 Reading, Pennsylvania City Directory. Printed page 150, online image 84. Margaret Mast.

9 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Year: 1870; Census Place: Reading Ward 1, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1307; Page: 670A; Image: 16; Family History Library Film: 552806.

10 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 19 Mar 1892, page 4. Obituary of Mrs. Margaret Mast.

11 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=20729118.



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