Jesse Evans Robison
Sarah Ann Kephart
Frank Beecher
(Abt 1850-)
Margaret S. Robison
Bertha Beecher


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1. Samuel D. Kochel

Bertha Beecher 1 2

  • Born: 21 Jan 1874, Joanna, Berks, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Samuel D. Kochel
  • Died: 26 Feb 1953, Llanerch, Delaware, PA, USA at age 79 1 2
  • Buried: 28 Feb 1953, Gibraltar: St. John's Union Church, Berks, PA 1 2

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Caernarvon Twp., Berks, PA. 3 The 1880 census recorded Jesse Robison, laborer, 68, living with wife Sarah A., 58; and son Henry, shoemaker, 23. Also in the home was grandson Wm. Osburn, 10; and granddaughter Bertha Beecher, 6; brother John Robison, laborer, 75; and brother-in-law David Keephart, laborer, 54. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Cause of Death: Bertha died after a 2 week stay at 115 Park Rd. in Llanerch, PA from congestive heart failure, rheumatic heart disease, 26 Feb 1953, Llanerch, Delaware, PA, USA. 1

3. Residence: R F D #1, Birdsboro, PA on 26 Feb 1953 in Birdsboro, Berks, PA. 1

4. Obituary: Reading Eagle: obituary of Mrs. Samuel H. Kochel on 27 Feb 1953 in Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, USA. 2 Mrs. Samuel H. Kochel
Bertha B. (Beecher) Kochel, 79, wife of Samuel H. Kochel, died yesterday in the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Haws, Llanerch. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Robison) Beecher and was a member of Harmony Methodist Church, Joanna.

Mrs. Kochel was a school teacher in Robeson Township for many years. She was a graduate of Joanna Seminary and Brunner School, Reading.

Surviving are her husband; six children; Esther R., wife, of Levi B. Cramp, Mohnton R. D.; Thomas D., Birdsboro R. D.; Frank B., Reading; Margaret S., wife of Miles W. Haws, with whom she resided; Henrietta H., wife of Dr. Samuel F. Scheidy, Drexel Hill; and Jessie R., Jamesville, Wis.; 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Services tomorrow at 2 p. m. in the Mohr Funeral Home, Birdsboro, the Rev. Verne E. Snyder officiating. Burial in St. John's Cemetery, Gibraltar.

Bertha married Samuel D. Kochel. (Samuel D. Kochel was born on 6 Jul 1876 in Robeson Twp., Berks, PA,4 died on 25 Feb 1961 in Robeson Twp., Berks, PA 4 and was buried on 1 Mar 1961 in Gibraltar: St. John's Union Church, Berks, PA 4.)


1 Find A Grave,

2 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 27 Feb 1953, obituary of Mrs. Samuel H. Kochel.

3 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Caernarvon, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1099; Family History Film: 1255099; Page: 115C; Enumeration District: 007; Image: 0235.

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.), Death Certificate 012610-61. Samuel D. Kochel. Father Samuel Q. Kochel. Mother henrietta Hoyer. Spouse Bertha B. (Robinson) Kochel.

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