John Beecher III
Susan Schmidt
Jacob Noll
Margaretha Rebecca Keller
Cornelius Beechert
Sarah Alice Noll
Gertrude May Beechert


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Gertrude May Beechert 1 2 3

  • Born: 22 Jul 1888, , Berks, PA 1 2 3
  • Died: 18 Jul 1913, Shillington, Berks, PA at age 24 2 3 4
  • Buried: 21 Jul 1913, Shillington: Fairview Cemetery, Berks, PA 2 3

   FamilySearch ID: L6YF-SF9.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 1 The 1900 census recorded Cornelius Beecher, farmer, 56, born Jul 1844, living with wife Sarah, 56, Mar 1844; John, 20, Mar 1880; Irwin, 16, Feb 1884; Paul, 14, Feb 1886; and Gertrude, 12, Aug 1888.

2. Cause of Death: tuberculosis of lungs, 18 Jul 1913, Shillington, Berks, PA. 3

3. Newspaper: Reading Times: funeral of Miss Gertrude May Beechert, 22 Jul 1913, Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA. 5 Funeral services over the remains of Miss Gertrude May Beechert were held at the residence of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Beechert, on Miller street, by Rev. W. J. Kershner. After brief services at the house, the cortege proceeded to Immanuel Reformed Church, were further services were held. The reamins were attired in white and reposed in a lavender plush-covered casket with silver handles and plat bearing name and age. The bearers were four brothers: John, Irwin, Charles and Paul Beechert.
The tributes: Broken heart, parents; cross, inscribed "Asleep," sister Sallie and Mr. and Mrs. Glase and family; lilies, brother Paul and wife; carnations, brother Irvin and family; harp, brother Charles, wife and son; wreath of roses, sister Clara and son Percy and friend; lilies, brother George and family; daffodils, Mrs. Hartman and daughter; gladiolas, Mr. and Mrs. White and family; lilies, Mr. and Mrs. Miller; carnations, Mr. and Mrs. Fritz; star and crescent, brother John and family.
Selections were rendered at the house and church by the choir of Immanuel Reformed Church. Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery. Kindt.


1 1940 United States Census, Cornelius Beecher, 1900.

2 Find A Grave,

3, 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 71395. Gertrude May Beechert. Father Cornelius Beechert. Mother Sarah Noll.

4 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Pennsylvania Death Certificate (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA 16101 (724) 656-3100, Death certificate 71395 for Beechert, Gertrude M. died 18 Jul 1913 in Shillington.

5 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 22 Jul 1913, page 3. Funeral of Gertrude May Beechert.

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