John Beecher
(Abt 1811-1855)
Lydia Leeper
Frederick Saylor
(Abt 1794-)
Susannah Erantz
John H. Beecher
Anna E. Saylor
Howard S. Geiselman


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Howard S. Geiselman 1 2

  • Born: 23 Jun 1884, Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA 1 2
  • Died: 5 Jul 1954, Waynesboro, Franklin, PA at age 70 2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact: Howard was adopted by John H. Beecher and Anna Saylor. 3

2. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Waynesboro, Franklin, PA. 1 The 1900 census recorded John H. Bucher, 52, born Mar 1847, living with wife Anna E., 51, Jul 1848. There were married for 30 years. With them is son Howard, 17, Jun 1882. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Newspaper: Gettysburg Compiler: Howard S. Geiselman adopted son of John H. And Annie E. Beecher, 23 Dec 1908, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 3 Native Wins Case.
A case was tried at Chambersburg last week between Howard S. Geiselman vs. Patrick White, both of Waynesboro. Mr. Geiselman is a native of this county and a brother of Harry Geiselman, clerk in Peoples Cash Store and sued to recover possession of a Waynesboro property. Mr. Geiselman was the adopted son of John H. and Annie E. Beecher, former residents of Adams County, both of whom died during the past few years. He made his home with them during the greater part of his minority and for a while after he reached 21 years of age. A property was bought in Waynesboro and deeded to H. S. Geiselman and it was said to have been a gift of the house and lot to him by his adopted parents. Afterwards Mr. Geiselman made a deed for the property to Mrs. Beecher and she to Patrick White. Mr. Geiselman sued to recover possession on the ground that when he made the deed to Mrs. Beecher he was a minor and was consequently incapacitated to make a deed. It took the jury but a half hour at close of trial to find a verdict for Mr. Geiselman.

4. Cause of Death: pulmonary edema, heart failure, carcinoma of liver, 5 Jul 1954, Waynesboro, Franklin, PA. 2

5. Occupation: painting contractor on 5 Jul 1954 in Waynesboro, Franklin, PA. 2

6. Residence: 212 W. Main St., Waynesboro, PA on 5 Jul 1954 in Waynesboro, Franklin, PA. 2


1 1900 United States Census, John H Bucher, Waynesboro borough Ward 3, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 343, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241413.

2, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (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.), Death Certificate 58448. Howard S. Geiselman Sr. Father David Geiselman. Mother Elizabeth Wetzel.

3 Gettysburg Compiler (Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.), 23 Dec 1908, page 1.

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