Joseph W. Matz
(1857-1921)
Emma T. Zimmerman
(1859-1943)
Lillian C. Matz
(Abt 1881-)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Jacob Beechert

Lillian C. Matz 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Abt 1881, Brecknock Twp., Berks, PA 1 6 7
  • Marriage (1): John Jacob Beechert on 3 Mar 1900 in Reading, Berks, PA 1

   Other names for Lillian were Lillie C. Matz 1 6 8 9 and Tillie C. Matz.10

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 11 The 1900 census recorded Lillie Beecher, 19, daughter, living with her parents, Joseph W. Matz, 45; and Emma, 41. Also in the home are Willie Matz, 18; Charles, 16; Maggie, 6, and Joseph's sister Lizzie Reitz, 47. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Newspaper: Reading Times: "Rev. Samuel A. Leinbach officiated at the marriage of John J. Beechert, of Mohn's Store, and Miss Lillie Matz, of Cumru.", 7 Mar 1900, Reading, Berks, PA. 9

3. Census in 1910 in Spring Twp., Berks, PA. 6 The 1910 census recorded John J. Buchert, 29, living with wife Lillie C., 29; Edwin Samuel, 9; Arthur Leroy, 7; Harold John, 1; and Helen Grace, 0. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. New York Census census in 1915 in Woodhaven, Queens, NY, USA. 12 The 1915 New York. State Census recorded at 162 3rd Street: J. John Beechert, machinist, 35, living with wife Lillian, 34; S. Edwin, 14; L. Arthur, 12; J. Harold, 6; G. Helen, 5; and L. Thelma, 2.

5. Residence: 3745 Syossett St., Woodhaven, NY on 12 Sep 1918 in Woodhaven, Queens, NY, USA. 3

6. Census in 1920 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. 2 The 1920 census recorded John J. Beechert, 40, living with wife Lillian, 38; Edwin S., 19; Arthur L., 17; Harold J., 11; Helen G., 9; and Thelma L, 7. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Thelma in New York. Also in the home is boarder Kurt P. Greenert, 28, born in Germany.

7. Census in 1930 in Queens, Queens, NY. 13 The 1930 census recorded John Beechert, 50, living with wife Lillian, 48; Harold J., 22; Helen G., 20; and Thelma, 17. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

8. Census in 1940 in Westerlo, Albany, NY. 14 The 1940 census recorded John Beechert, 61, living with wife Lillian, 59; son Edwin, 39; daughter-in-law Lucy, 36; grandson Edwin, 14; and grandson Gerald, 5. John, Lillian and Edwin Sr. were born in Pennsylvania, the others in New York.

9. Census in 1940 in Queens, Queens, NY. 15 The 1940 census recorded Helen Beechert, 30, living with mother Lillian, 59, both born in Pennsylvania. Living with them are Helen's sister, Thelma Titus and her son Francis Titus, 1, both born in New York.

10. Census in 1940 in Westerlo, Albany, NY. 16 The 1940 census recorded Lillian Beichert, 59, living with daughter Thelma Titus, 27; and grandson Francis Titus, 1, born in New York. The others were born in Pennsylvania. In 1935, they were living in Hollis, Queens, New York.


Lillian married John Jacob Beechert, son of Cornelius Beechert and Sarah Alice Noll, on 3 Mar 1900 in Reading, Berks, PA.1 (John Jacob Beechert was born on 14 Sep 1879 in Host, Berks, PA 3 7 17 18 19 and died in May 1968 in Franklin Square, Nassau, NY 19.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMQ-5VF John J. Beechert and Lillie Matz, 1900.

2 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MJ5J-MV9 John J Beechert, 1920.

3 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6JF-KNR John Jacob Beechert.

4 <i>Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA)</i> (http://www.berkshistory.org), CR K42 Vol E. Records of Rev. William J. Kershner, Book E, 1904-1907. Page 141.

5 <i>Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA)</i> (http://www.berkshistory.org), CR K42 Vol F Records of Rev. William J. Kershner, Book F page 238.

6 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGD4-BGY John J Buchert, 1910.

7 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Birth Records, 1906-1909</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Birth certificates, 1906–1909. Series 11.89 (50 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 103697. Harold J. Bechert. Father John Bechert. Mother Lillie Matz.

8 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.), Certificate 47141. Forest Victor Beechert. Father: John Beechert. Mother: Lillie Matz.

9 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 7 Mar 1900, page 1.

10 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 13 Apr 1921, page 3. Obituary of Joseph Matz.

11 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3ML-L3K Joseph W. Matz, 1900.

12 Ancestry.com, <i>New York, State Census, 1915</i>, New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 02; Assembly District: 04; City: New York; County: Queens; Page: 46.

13 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X45J-NTT John Beechert Jr., 1930.

14 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3TF-2GF John Beechert, 1940.

15 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K794-P9D Helen Beechert, 1940.

16 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3TF-Y3V Thelma Titus in entry for Lillian Beichert, 1940.

17 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255100; National Archives Film T9-1100; Page 330A.

18 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Tulpehocken, Family History Library Film 1255100, National Archives Film Number T9-1100, Page 330A.

19 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VMLP-626 John Beechert, May 1968.



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