Jacob Beacher Sr.
(1812-Aft 1880)
Angeline Eisenhuth
William James Jacobs Sr.
Mary Ann Hough
Hiram Beecher
Henrietta Jacobs
Edith Beecher


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1. Lewis Jay Hilbert

Edith Beecher 2 3

  • Born: 20 Oct 1873, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 1 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Lewis Jay Hilbert on 3 Sep 1894 in , Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: 16 Mar 1931, Visalia, Tulare, CA at age 57 5 6
  • Buried: Visalia: Visalia Cemetery, Tulare, CA 5

   FamilySearch ID: 9C6N-GZ5.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 7 Hiram Becher, coal miner, 38, was married to wife Henrietta, 31. Living with them: Lilly May, 12; Sarah Jane, 10; Edith, 7; and Willie, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. The 1890 census was destroyed in a fire, but a directory compiled from it before it was lost shows the following: Beacher, Etta. Brandonville. Edith, William J., 16. census in 1890 in Brandonville, Schuylkill, PA. 8

3. Residence: on 31 Aug 1894 in Mahanoy City, Schuylkill, PA. 1

4. Census in 1900 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 9 The 1900 census recorded at 27 Oak Street: Lemi HIlbert, 29, born Feb 1871, living with wife Edith, 26, Oct 1874; daughter Ruth, 3, Sep 1897; and boarder Sophie Bucher [Beecher], 26, Feb 1874. The couple had been married 5 years and given birth to one child. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Next door is Edith's father, Hiram Beecher, with his wife Etta and son William.

5. Newspaper: Mount Carmel Daily News: "William J. Jacobs and son Harry, of Shenandoah, were the guests of Mr. Jacobs' niece, Mrs. Lewis Hilbert, of the corner of Third and Chestnut streets over the Sabbath.", 11 Jan 1904, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 10

6. Census in 1910 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 11 The 1910 census recorded renting a home at 306 E. Seventh Street: Lewis Helbert, miner, 40, with wife Edith, 33; Ruth E., 13; Grace, 9; Lewis, 8; John, 7; Elsie, 3; and Nellie, 5 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Lewis and Edith were married for 15 years and she had birthed 6 children by 1910, all alive that year. Next door at 304 E. Seventh Street was Edith's sister, Sadie Blew, with her husband.

7. Newspaper: Mount Carmel Item: "Baby Girl. Mrs. Lewis Hilbert, 306 east Seventh street, last night presented her husband with a baby daughter.", 26 Jan 1910, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 12

8. Newspaper: Mount Carmel Item: Lewis Hilbert and family, 306 east Seventh street, left this morning for California where he will farm a large tract of land that he has purchased. Mr. Hilbert was a resident of Mount Carmel for 15 years., 12 May 1910, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 13

9. Newspaper: Mount Carmel Item: Lewis J. Hilbert, with eight adults and three children, left this morning for California, where they will join the party that recently went from this place. Our townsmen will engage in farming or ranching, having taken out homesteads., 17 May 1910, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 14

10. Census in 1920 in Visalia, Tulare, CA. 4 Hiram Beecher, age 76, widowed, is living in his daughter's household in the 1920 Census in Visalia Township, Tulare County, CA. The daughter, Edith, age 46, is married to Lewis Hilbert, 48. Living with them is son Lewis, 16; John S. 14; Elsia, 12; Nellie, 9; James, 8; Marg, 2 months. James and Marg were born in California, and everyone else in Pennsylvania.

Edith married Lewis Jay Hilbert, son of Levi Hilbert and Sarah Kepley, on 3 Sep 1894 in , Schuylkill, PA.1 (Lewis Jay Hilbert was born on 11 Feb 1870 in Port Carbon, Schuylkill, PA,15 died on 23 Dec 1928 in Visalia, Tulare, CA 16 17 and was buried in Visalia: Visalia Cemetery, Tulare, CA 17.)


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMC5-QQ8 Lewis Jay Hilbert and Edith Beacher, 03 Sep 1894; citing , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 2131180.

2 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, 1 Mar 1979.

3 Ancestry.com, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Elsie Ballinger, SSN 549405408. Father Lewis Hilbert, mother Edith Beecher.

4 1920 United States Census, California, Tulare County, Visalia Township, Roll 153 Book 1, Page 181.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=85300945.

6 California Vital Records, California Death Index, 1930-1939, File 46615.

7 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255192; National Archives Film T9-1192; Page 501A.

8 Ancestry.com, A Directory of the eleventh census of the population of Schuylkill County : giving the names and ages of males and females (Lebanon, Pa.: E.E. Schartel, 1891, c1889.).

9 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M379-HCD Lemi Hilbert, Mt Carmel borough Ward 4, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 2A, family 28, NARA microfilm publication T623, FHL microfilm 1241449.

10 Mount Carmel Daily News (Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania), 11 Jan 1904, page 1.

11 1910 United States Census, Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: MT Carmel Ward 3, Northumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1383; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0081; FHL microfilm: 1375396.

12 Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.), 26 Jan 1910, page 1.

13 Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.), 12 May 1910, page 4.

14 Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.), 17 May 1910, page 4.

15 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZTS-NB9 Levey Hilbert, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 26, family 194, NARA microfilm publication M593 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 552,946.

16 California Vital Records, California Death Index, 1905-1929, File 68768.

17 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=85299975.

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