William Mortzfeldt
Helen Shirley Logan
Doris Jean Mortzfeldt


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1. Alfred Robert Beacher

Doris Jean Mortzfeldt 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 2 Jul 1926, Cumberland, Allegany, MD 4 5 6
  • Marriage (1): Alfred Robert Beacher on 6 Jul 1944 in Baltimore: Union Square Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD, USA 1
  • Died: 31 Jan 2001, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD at age 74 4 5

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1930 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD. 6 The 1930 census recorded renting at 459 Columbia Street: William Mortzfildt, cubals man in a foundry, 38, living with wife Hellen S., 34; Lilian L, 10; Doris G., 3 years 8 months; and Betty D., 2 years 11 months. Everyone was born in Maryland, except Hellen and her parents in Virginia. William's parents were born in Germany. William was married at age 21 and Hellen at 17.

2. She appeared on the census in 1940 in Cumberland, Allegany, MD. 7 The 1940 census recorded renting at 406 Columbia: Helen Mortzfeldt, 45, married, no occupation, living without her husband and with her children: Doris, 14; Betty, 12; and James, 6. Helen was born in Virginia and the children in Maryland.

3. Newspaper: Cumberland News: Marriage of Doria Mortzfeldt and Alfred Beacher, 31 Jul 1944, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 1 Married in Baltimore
Miss Doria Mortzfeldt, daughter of William Mortzfeldt, 115 Valley street, and Corporal Alfred Beacher, Baltimore, were married July 6 in Union Square Methodist church, Baltimore. The Rev. William Dawson officiated at the ceremony.
The bride is employed by the G. C. Murphy company, Baltimore. Cpl. Beacher is stationed with the army air force, New Mexico, as radio operator.
Mrs. Beacher will reside in Baltimore for the duration.

4. Newspaper: Cumberland News: "Mr. And Mrs. Alfred Beacher, Mr. And Mrs. Albert Holtman and Mr. And Mrs. Michael Kuen, Baltimore, have been visiting Mrs. Harry Leasure, Race Street.", 23 Jun 1948, Cumberland, Allegany, MD. 8

5. Newspaper: Cumberland Sunday Times: "Mrs. Alfred Beacher and children have returned to Baltimore after spending several weeks visiting her mother, Mrs. Harry Leasure, 320 Race Street.", 18 Jun 1950, Cumberland, Allegany, MD. 9

Doris married Alfred Robert Beacher, son of Alfred Beacher Sr. and Emma Jane Beecroft, on 6 Jul 1944 in Baltimore: Union Square Methodist Church, Baltimore, MD, USA.1 (Alfred Robert Beacher was born on 25 Sep 1922 in Newark, New Castle, DE,10 11 12 died on 13 Apr 2015 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 13 and was buried on 17 Apr 2015 in Brooklyn Park: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Anne Arundel, MD 3.)


1 Cumberland Times-News (Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland), 31 Jul 1944, page 6. Marriage of Doria Mortzfeldt and Alfred Beacher.

2 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Sep 1978.

3 database(http://www.baltimoresun.com : accessed 15 Apr 2015), obituary of Alred R. Beacher; http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/baltimoresun/obituary.aspx?pid=174638321.

4 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Doris Jean Mortzfeldt Beacher. SSN 215206257.

5 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

6 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland; Roll: 843; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0013; Image: 341.0; FHL microfilm: 2340578.

7 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K76D-Z6W Helen Mortzfeldt, Ward 3, Cumberland, Election District 5, Allegany, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-14, sheet 6B, family 155.

8 Cumberland Times-News (Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland), 23 Jun 1948, page 6.

9 Cumberland Times-News (Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland), 18 Jun 1950, page 12.

10 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

11 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X48B-2PL Alfred Beacher, Clementon, Camden, New Jersey; citing enumeration district (ED) 0091, sheet 5A, family 91, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1323.

12 Ancestry.com, Delaware State Birth Records, 1861-1922, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FLVW-QXT Alfred Robert Beacher, 25 Sep 1922.

13 Email from Michelle Crawford (descendant of Alfred Beacher).

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