Benjamin Derk
Catherine Kramer
Absalom Wary
Salome Mary Brosius
Jonathan Dirk
(Abt 1848-Bef 1881)
Priscilla Brigitta Wary
Joseph Benjamin Derrick


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Joseph Benjamin Derrick 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 12 May 1874, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 2 4
  • Died: 30 Oct 1928, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA at age 54 2 4 7
  • Buried: 2 Nov 1928, Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 2 4

   FamilySearch ID: 9C6N-G9K.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: on 5 Jan 1903 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 5

2. Residence: on 26 Mar 1919 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 6

3. Cause of Death: carcinoma of oesophagus, 30 Oct 1928, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 4

4. Newspaper: Republican and Herald: obituary of Joseph Derrick, 30 Oct 1928, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 7 MINE WORKER, DIED TODAY Joseph Derrick, 54 years old, died at 11:30 o'clock this morning at the Locust Mountain State Hospital, where he had been a patient for a week. On Friday last an operation was performed with the hope of staying his life, but he grew weaker until the final summons. He was born in Shenandoah and resided here all his life. He was employed in the mines and continued to work until ten days' ago. The deceased was well known and enjoyed a large circle of friends. He took an active part in the fire department, and was one of the oldest members of the Rescue Hook and Ladder Company. He was also a member of the State Firemen's Association and the local lodge of Reindeers. Mr. Derrick is survived by his widow, sisters, Mrs. Edward Kantner, Cleveland, O.; Mrs. George Williams, of town, and Mrs. Richard J. Parsons, of Pittsburgh. He is further survived by one brother, William, of Pittsburgh, and two stepbrothers, Nathan and Albert Beacher.


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

2 Billion Graves (,

3, Pennsylvania, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, PA > Schuylkill County. Will Book 12, Page 580. Online image 326. Priscilla Beacher.

4, 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.), Certificate 203413 Joseph Derrick. Father Jonathan Derrick. Mother Priscilla Weary.

5 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (, 5 Jan 1903, page 4. Obituary of Prescilla Beacher.

6 The Evening Herald (Shenandoah, PA), 26 Mar 1919, page1. Obituary of John Beacher.

7 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (, 30 Oct 1928, page 10. Obituary of Joseph Derrick.

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