Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
(1796-1882)
Catherine Braun
(1802-Abt 1840)
John Emery
(Abt 1796-1868)
Mary Woodward
(Abt 1803-After 1881)
John Valentine Beecher
(1821-1886)
Elizabeth S. Emery
(1824-1869)
John W. Beecher
(1860-1928)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Magdalen Schmidt

2. Bernice Libe

John W. Beecher 1 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 19 Apr 1860, Fermanagh Twp., Juniata, PA 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Mary Magdalen Schmidt on 5 Nov 1889 in Philadelphia: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Bernice Libe in 1906 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 2
  • Died: 19 Nov 1928, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 68 3 4 6
  • Buried: 22 Nov 1928, North Coventry Twp.: Mount Zion Cemetery, Chester, PA 3 4

   Another name for John was John H. Beecher.7

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Fermanagh Twp., Juniata, PA. 8 John Beecher, machinist, 39, was living with wife Elizabeth, 35; son Franklin, 15; Anna, 9; Catharine, 6; Martha, 3; John 3; and Margaret, 3 months. All were born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was worth $1,800 and possessions $900. The post office was Mifflintown.

2. Moved: 1866, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

3. Census in 1870 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 John Beecher was recorded twice in the 1870 census at two locations. On 18 Jul 1870 he was recorded as John Beecher, laborer, 49, living with wife Ann, 38; Kate, 16; Mattie, 14; John, 10; Maggie, 10; Harry, 6; and Rebecca, 5. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except mother Ann in New York. On 15 Nov 1870 he was living on N Side of Federal Street as: John Beecher, 40, with wife Anna, 30; Margaret, 10; John, 10; Henry, 8; Rebecca 5.

4. Census in 1880 in Deptford Township, Gloucester, NJ. 10 The 1880 census recorded Edward Harrison, farmer, 30, living with wife Martha, 22, and daughter Ada May, 1. Also in their home was Martha's brother, John Beecher, laborer, 20. Edward and his parents were born in England. Martha and John and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Ada was born in New Jersey.

5. Census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7 The 1900 census recorded at 783 S. 25th Street: John H. Beecher, watchman, 39, born Apr 1861, living with wife Mary M., 34, May 1866. They were married 10 years and she had birthed 2 children, both alive in 1900. Living with them: Edward F. Beecher, 8, Dec 1891; and Ada M. Beecher, 6, May 1894. John his parents were born in Pennsylvania, and Mary and her parents in Germany. She immigrated in 1881.

6. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 11 The 1910 census recorded owning a home at 2213 Parrish Street: John W. Beecher, overseer at Eastern Penitentiary, 50, living with wife Bernice, 42; stepson Lester Burwell, clerk grocery store, 18; stepdaughter Marion Burwell, 14; son Edward Beecher, clerk electric company, 19; daughter Ada Beecher, 16. Also in the home are lodgers Albert A. Derr, overseer at Eastern Penitentiary,52; Ella Runkle, nurse children, 38; and William J. Musey, house carpenter, 39. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Ella in New Jersey and William in Maryland.

7. Residence: 2213 Parrish St., Philadelphia, PA on 16 Aug 1917 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 12

8. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13 The 1920 census recorded at 2213 Parrish Street: John Beecher, prison keeper, 60, living with wife Bernice, 52; son Edward Beecher, manager supply co., 27; stepson Lester Burwell, salesman railroad supplies, 27; and stepdaughter Marion Burwell, clerk railroad, 24. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

9. Residence: 2213 Parrish St., Philadelphia, PA on 12 Feb 1923 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5 6

10. Cause of Death: carcinoma of stomach, gastric ulcer. Operated on in 1913., 19 Nov 1928, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4

11. Occupation: guard on 19 Nov 1928 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4

12. Residence: 2213 Parrish St, Philadelphia, Pa., 1 block north of Eastern State Penetentiary on 19 Nov 1928 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4

13. Obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer: obituary of John W. Beecher on 21 Nov 1928 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6 BEECHER - Nov 19, JOHN W., husband of Bernice Beecher. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services, Wed. 7.30 P.M. at his late residence, 2213 Parrish st. Services at 2 P.M. Zion Chapel, Pottstown, Pa. Thursday.


John married Mary Magdalen Schmidt on 5 Nov 1889 in Philadelphia: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Philadelphia, PA.1 (Mary Magdalen Schmidt was born in May 1866 in , , Baden, DEU,7 14 died on 11 May 1902 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 7 14 15 16 and was buried on 14 May 1902 in North Coventry Twp.: Mount Zion Cemetery, Chester, PA 7 14 16.)


John next married Bernice Libe, daughter of Henry C. Libe and Mary Ella B., in 1906 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.2 (Bernice Libe was born on 10 Feb 1868 in Easton, Northampton, PA,11 17 18 19 died on 6 Oct 1954 in Belfast, Waldo, ME and was buried on 9 Oct 1954 in Easton, Northampton, PA.)


Sources


1 <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.), Philadelphia, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, printed page 451, online image 205 of 511.

2 <i>Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951</i> (FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org)), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JJDY-35Z John W Beecher and Burwell, 1906.

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106088581.

4 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 104613. John W. Beecher. Father John Beecher. Mother Elizabeth Emery. Spouse Bernice Beecher.

5 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 13 Feb 1923, page 23. Obituary of Ada Marie Costello.

6 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 21 Nov 1928, page 19. Obituary of John W. Beecher.

7 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M37V-ZGG John H Beecher, 1900.

8 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Fermanagh Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1119 Page: 595.

9 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Year: 1870 18 Jul; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 26 District 88, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1414; Page: 570B; Image: 462; FHL Film: 552913. 2nd listing: 1870 15 Nov, , Ward 26. N Side Federal Street.

10 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Deptford, Gloucester, New Jersey; Roll: 781; Family History Film: 1254781; Page: 298A; Enumeration District: 091; Image: 0238.

11 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1391; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0240; FHL microfilm: 1375404.

12 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 16 Aug 1917, page 16. Marriage license of Lawrence Costello and Ada Beecher.

13 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 15, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1621; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 323; Image: 796.

14 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106088595.

15 Ancestry.com, <i>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915</i> (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), Mary M. Beecher d. 11 May 1902 Philadelphia, age 36.

16 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 12 May 1902, page 15. Obituary of Mary Magdalen Beecher.

17 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-11123-128743-21?cc=1325221&wc=MMPJ-DKN:n1917497434 Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > ED 941 Division 26 Philadelphia city Ward 36 > image 12 of 24.

18 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWN5-BGN Berenice Leibe in household of Henry C. Leibe, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 427B, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T9-1161.

19 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Year: 1870; Census Place: Easton Bushkill Ward, Northampton, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1382; Page: 32A; Image: 68; Family History Library Film: 552881.



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