Cornelius Beechert
Sarah Alice Noll
Joseph W. Matz
Emma T. Zimmerman
John Jacob Beechert
Lillian C. Matz
Harold John Beechert


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1. Malvina L. Schanil

Harold John Beechert 3 4 5

  • Born: 27 Jul 1908, Cumru Twp., Berks, PA 3 4 5 6 7
  • Christened: 18 Apr 1909, Shillington, Berks, PA 5
  • Marriage (1): Malvina L. Schanil on 2 Jul 1948 in Patchogue, Suffolk, NY, USA 1 2
  • Died: 23 Sep 1966 at age 58 4 6
  • Buried: Farmingdale: Long Island National Cemetery, Nassau, NY 4

   FamilySearch ID: L6YX-BF4.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of His birth certificate has 28 Jul 1908 birth date., 28 Jul 1908 and Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 7

2. Census in 1910 in Spring Twp., Berks, PA. 3 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.

3. New York Census census in 1915 in Woodhaven, Queens, NY, USA. 8 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.

4. Census in 1920 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. 9 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.

5. Census in 1930 in Queens, Queens, NY. 10 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.

6. Occupation: Employer: National Dying Printing, East Allentown, PA on 16 Oct 1940 in Allentown, Lehigh, PA. 11

7. He was described as 6' 182 lbs. Brown eyes brown hair dark complexion on 16 Oct 1940 in Queens, Queens, NY. 11

8. Residence: 115-34 196th Street, Queens, NY on 16 Oct 1940 in Queens, Queens, NY. 11

9. Military on 13 Jan 1941 in Jamaica, Queens, NY, USA: World War II. 12

10. Occupation: Semiskilled mechanics and repairmen, motor vehicles on 13 Jan 1941 in Jamaica, Queens, NY, USA. 12

11. Occupation: Employer: Brookhaven National Laboratory on 2 Jul 1948 in Upton, Suffolk, NY, USA. 2

12. Residence: East Main Street, Patchogue, NY on 2 Jul 1948 in Patchogue, Suffolk, NY, USA. 2

13. Newspaper: The Patchogue Advance: Beechert-Schanil Wedding, 5 Aug 1948, Patchogue, Suffolk, NY, USA. 2 BEECHERT\emdash SCHANIL \emdash Miss Malvina Louise Schanil of the Bronx, daughter of Mrs. Rose Marie Schanil of Waverly avenue, Holtsville, became the bride of Harry John Beechert, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Beechert of Farm-to-Market road, Holtsville, at noon, July 2. The wedding took place in the rectory of St. Paul' s Episcopal church, Patchogue, with the Rev. Hanington Wilson officiating. The bride was dressed in light blue lace with toast-colored accessories and wore a large leghorn hat trimmed in the same toast shade. She carried a colonial bouquet of talisman roses. Miss Diana M. Grethel of Medford avenue, Patchogue, was maid-of-honor for her cousin. She was attired in a light pink dress, a pink flower headdress, and white accessories. Her colonial bouquet was of yellow roses. Paul R. Wagner of Patchogue was best man. The mother of the bride wore a blue print dress, and the mother of the bridegroom wore a gray print. Both bail pink chrysanthemums. A dinner for the bridal party was given at Frank Friede's, Smithtown. A lawn party followed at the home of the bridegroom in Holtsville . A large table was decorated in bridal white, with streamers, wedding bells and a three-tiered wedding cake. Mr. and Mrs. Beechert, who are making their home on East Main street, Patchogue, will take a trip to New Orleans, La., in September. The bride is employed by the New York Telephone company, and the bridegroom at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton.

14. Census in 1950 in Queens, Queens, NY. 13 The 1950 census recorded at 42-45 Corporal Kennedy Street: Harold Beechert, building superintendent, 42, living with wife Malvina, 42. He was born in Pennsylvania and she in New York.

Harold married Malvina L. Schanil, daughter of William Frank Schanil and Rose Marie, on 2 Jul 1948 in Patchogue, Suffolk, NY, USA.1 2 (Malvina L. Schanil was born on 22 Mar 1908 in , , NY 14 and died in Jan 1985 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY 14.)


1, New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967, Harold J. Beeckert m. 25 Jul 1948 Malvina L Schanil in Brookhaven NY.

2 The Patchogue Advance (Patchogue, NY), 6 Aug 1948, Beechert-Schanil Wedding.

3 1910 United States Census, John J Buchert, 1910.

4 Find A Grave,

5 Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA) (, CR K42 Vol F Records of Rev. William J. Kershner, Book F page 238.

6 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Harold Beechert, Sep 1966.

7, Pennsylvania, Birth Records, 1906-1909 (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, New York, State Census, 1915, 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.

9 1920 United States Census, John J Beechert, 1920.

10 1930 United States Census, John Beechert Jr., 1930.

11, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 ( Operations, Inc.), Harold John Beechert b. 27 Jul 1908 Reading PA.

12 United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946 (, Harold J Beechert, enlisted 13 Jan 1941, Jamaica, New York, United States.

13 "1950 United States Census," Harold Beechert Queens NY.

14 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Malvina Beechert b. 22 Mar 1908 d.Jan 1985 Brooklyn NY.

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