Henry Beeker Sr.
(1759-1837)
Barbara Garner
(Abt 1767-1840)
Jacob Young Sr.
(1755-1823)
Magdaleen Molly Burkhart
(1762-)
John Beeker
(1785-1843)
Christina Young
(1790-1865)
Leonard Beeker
(1814-1884)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Anna L. Stingley

Leonard Beeker 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 31 Dec 1814, , Washington, IN, USA 2
  • Marriage (1): Anna L. Stingley on 13 Feb 1840 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 1
  • Died: 7 Apr 1884, Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA at age 69 2
  • Buried: Battle Ground: Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 2

   FamilySearch ID: K24G-NLF.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1820 in , Washington, IN, USA. 5 The 1820 census recorded John Beker [sic] with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 16: 5
Free White Persons - Over 25: 2
Total Free White Persons: 7.

2. Census in 1830 in , Tippecanoe, IN. 6 The 1830 census recorded John Beeker, living next door to John Pruitt who married Beeker's daughter Barbara, with this household:
Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Tippecanoe, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 7
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 9.

3. Census in 1840 in , Tippecanoe, IN. 7 The 1840 census recorded two Beeker households living near John Pruitt who married John Beeker's daughter Barbara.
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The census lists John Becker [sic, indexed as Becker but handwriting is Beeker] with a household as follows:
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Tippecanoe , Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Persons Employed in Mining: 3
Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 9
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Next door is son Leonard Beckers [sic, handwriting is Beeker] with this household:
Name:Leonard Beckers
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Tippecanoe, Indiana
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Mining: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2.

4. Census in 1850 in , Tippecanoe, IN. 8 The 1850 census recorded Christian Beeker (handwriting unclear so indexed as Christian Becker), 59, born in North Carolina, living with her children born in Indiana: Samuel, farmer, 25; William, farmer, 21; and daughter Christian, 16. The mother has no real estate value listed but the three children each have land valued at $3000.
Listed two homes below is Leonard Beeker (handwriting unclear so indexed as Leonard Becker), 35, farmer, living with wife Ann, 42; and daughter Dulcena, 9. Ann was born in Virginia and the others in Indiana. Leonard's land was valued at $3000.
Between the Beekers are the households of P. Russell, 52, born in North Carolina, with his wife Sarah A., 43, born in Ohio, and their children; and Samuel Starret, 72, born in Ireland, with his wife Polly, 63, born in Maryland; and their sons Samuel, 37; and William, 31.

A mystery is the three youngest children of Leonard and Anna - Norcemous, Manford, and Orlena - are not living with their parents, perhaps because Anna was having health issues? The children are found serveral pages earlier in this township in household 468 (Leonard is household 483) within the home of John Pulver, 25, and his wife Sarah, 27. Since both are born in New Jersey, they are unlikely to be relatives; otherwise we would expect Sarah to be Leonard's sister caring for his children?.

5. Census in 1860 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 9 The 1860 census recorded the households of two Beeker brothers living as neighbors.

Leonard Beeker, farmer, 46, was living with daughter Dulcina, 19; son Norcemus, 18; son Manford, 16; and daughter Orlena, 12. Leonard's real estate was valued at $3450 and personal estate $724. Everyone was born in Indiania.

Daniel Beeker, 42, was with wife Mary F., 32; children Mary E., 13; Samuel A., 11; Susannah A., 9; Charles W., 6; Flora V., 3; and Daniel's mother, Christina Beeker, widow, 69, born in North Carolina; and a farm hand, Erin Julian, 21, born in Ohio. Everyone else was born in Indiana except Mary F. in Kentucky. Daniel's farm was vlaued at $10060 and personal estate $3041. The post office was Battle Ground.

6. Census in 1870 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 10 The 1870 census recorded Leonard Becker [indexed wrong due to poor handwriting], farmer, 58, living with son Manford, laborer, 28; his wife Maggie, 27; their children Laura, 3; and John L., 8 months when the census was recorded 6 Sep 1870. Also in their home was domestic Silas Wilent, 19, male; and farmer Wm. Halifan, 35. Everyone was born in Indiana except Wm. in Ohio. Leonard's real estate was valued at $5000 and personal estate $2000; Manford $2500 and $100; and Wm. $2000 and $700. The post office is Chauncey.

7. Book: New Historical Atlas of Tippecanoe Co., Indiana Illustrated, 1878. 11
Mr. Beeker was born in Washington Co., Indiana, in Jan. 1816. [Research note: differs greatly from his tombstone] At the age of 12 years, he came with his parents to Tippecanoe County, locating in Tippecanoe Twp. where he still resides, on the farm purchased by his father at that time.
On the 14th day of Feb. 1840, he married Miss Anna Stingly, who bore him 4 children all of whom are now living, named respectively: Dulcina, Manford, Norsemus, and Orlena.
Since the death of his father, Mr. Beeker has occupied the farm which located and cleared by the former. He has exerted every energy to improve his farm and render it equal to the best; and in this effort he has been successful.
His political principals were favorable to the Democratic party but in recent years he has embraced the principles of the Republican party and is now a staunch supporter of that branch of the body politic. He never courted political distinction and never served in a public capacity, desiring no higher distinction than the well-merited reputation of an honest and industrious farmer.
His parents, John and Christina Beeker, were of German descent but both were natives of North Carolina. John Beeker entered the wilderness of Indiana at a very early day, and was engaged as an Indian trader, deriving a handsome profit from his traffic. The sports afforded by a new and unsettled country were fully enjoyed by his son, Leonard, who entered with a boy's delight upon the chase of deer and other wild animals over trackless forests which now stand supplanted by well cultivated farms. The father, who sold goods to the dusky inhabitants of the county, has long slept the sleep of death and his son, Leonard, then a boy, is now in the declining years of matured manhood. He has been an appreciative witness of the various stages of improvement through which this county has passed, and has ever been ready to lend a helping hand in projects having the general welfare of the county for their objects.

8. Book: Past and Present of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, 1909. 12
In the township of Tippecanoe have been built four Methodist churches. Perhaps the first was in the northwest part of the township and called Salem, but now its successor is called Cairo. Old Salem was built in 1836 and used until 1851. The location of the present church of Cairo is west one-fourth of a mile of Salem, and stands a beautiful country church surrounded by a strong community of people, religious and aggressive in the work of the church as well as in all that pertains to their secular interests.

There was a church built west of Battle Ground, two miles, called the Geneseo Methodist church. In connection with it was a parsonage. This church was built about 1846. For many years it stood a haven for rest and worship, but, in the better adjustment of conditions, it was abandoned and the church at Battle Ground absorbed the membership in a large part.

The Pretty Prairie church was built in 1858, and stands yet with vigor, after its golden jubilee, with a church improved, beautified and inviting. In this church entered the religious energies of the old families of Beekers, Barnes, Maxons and Gays. This was a strong community and has not suc cumbed to the devastations of time.

In 1860, or about that time, the Methodist people of the village of Battle Ground were organized and a church was built. A new church has been erected to take the place of the old one, and a strong society is promoting the interests of the church in every department.


Leonard married Anna L. Stingley, daughter of George Stingley and Chlora Hagler, on 13 Feb 1840 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA.1 (Anna L. Stingley was born on 8 Jun 1808 in , , VA,13 died on 11 Aug 1859 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 13 and was buried in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN 13.)


Sources


1 Indiana State Library (315 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202.), https://www.statelib.lib.in.us/INMarriages1850/marriages_display.asp?ID=18291 Leonard Beeker and Ann Stingley, 13 Feb 1840, Tippecanoe, IN.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6977866.

3 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certifiate 158. Norcemous Beeker. Father Leonard Beeker. Mother Anna Stingley. Spouse Jane Beeker. Informant Clyde R. Beeker.

4 Biographical record and portrait album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana (Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois. 1888. 826 pages.), Page 678. Biography of Daniel Beeker. Online https://books.google.com/books?id=2dgWAQAAMAAJ&lpg=PA678&ots=1mDjUGQ7Fr&dq=beeker%20indiana%20carolina&pg=PA678#v=onepage&q=beeker%20indiana%20carolina&f=false.

5 1820 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHG4-FRP John Beker, Washington, Indiana, United States; citing p. 223.

6 1830 United States Census, 1830; Census Place: Tippecanoe, Indiana; Series: M19; Roll: 31; Page: 107; Family History Library Film: 0007720.

7 1840 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XHTL-GT1 Leonard Becker, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing p. 256.

8 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHVH-W1T Leonard Becker, Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing family 483.

9 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4N7-FDK Daniel Beeker, 1860 Tippecanoe, Indiana Household 756 Page 106 Image 390.

10 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX6D-YMH Leonard Becker, Indiana, United States; citing p. 51, family 380.

11 "New Historical Atlas of Tippecanoe Co., Indiana Illustrated" (Kingman Bros. 1878), page 44, Leonard Beeker.

12 Richard Patten DeHart, Past and Present of Tippecanoe County, Indiana: Vol 1 (Indianapolis, Indiana, B. F. Bowen & Coompany, Publishers. 1909. Online https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=ay4VAAAAYAAJ at Google Books), Vol I, Page 176.

13 Find A Grave, http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6977855.



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