Georg Leonhardt Beecher
Maria Catharina Schre˙n
George Fredrick Beecher
Susan J. Wagner
Leon Frederic Beecher


Family Links

1. Vivan May Powell

2. Agnes

Leon Frederic Beecher 2 3 4

  • Born: 1 Jan 1898, Washburn, Woodford, IL, USA 2 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Vivan May Powell in 1928 in Polo, Ogle, IL, USA 1
  • Marriage (2): Agnes
  • Died: 23 Feb 1967, Mount Vernon, Skagit, WA, USA at age 69 1 4 5
  • Buried: Polo: Fairmount Cemetery, Ogle, IL, USA 4

   FamilySearch ID: MZ23-2MV.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Cazenovia, Woodford, IL, USA. 3 The 1900 census recorded Fred Beecher, carpenter, 39, born Jun 1861, living with wife Susie, 30, Apr 1870; daughter Grace, 10, Aug 1890; and son Leon, 2, Jan 1898. Fred and Susie were married for 5 years. Fred and Susie were born in Illinois and their parents in Germany. The children were born in Illinois.

2. Residence: on 12 Sep 1918 in Washburn, Woodford, IL, USA. 2

3. Census in 1940 in Freeport, Stephenson, IL. 6 The 1940 census recorded owning a $7000 home at 30 E. Jefferson St: Leon F. Beecher, supervisor farm administration, 42, living with wife Vivian, 31; Fredric, 11; and Bert, 7. Everyone was born in Illinois. Leon had attended 5 years of college and Vivian 2. In 1935 they lived in La Moille, Illinois.

4. Newspaper: Dixon Evening Telegraph: Polo Briefs: The Leon Beecher family moved Saturday to the property on S. Jackson street they recently purchased from the C. B. Adams estate., 25 Feb 1950, Dixon, Lee, IL. 7

5. Newspaper: Dixon Evening Telegraph: Mr. And Mrs. Leon Beecher returned Wednesday from Geneva, N.Y., where they visited their son, bert, who is in the air corps. On Thursday they left for Mt. Vernon, Wash., to visit the former's mother, Mrs. Fred Beecher., 27 Aug 1951, Dixon, Lee, IL. 8

6. Newspaper: Dixon Evening Telgraph: Polo Notes, 15 Apr 1952, Dixon, Lee, IL. 9 POLO -- Mr. and Mrs. Leon Beecher entertained the following guests on Easter: Their son, Bert, of Keesler field, Miss.; Mr. and Mrs. Freed Beecher and Mike, Dixon; Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fenrich; Mr. and Mrs. Don Graybill and Steven, Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Powell and Miss Beulah Coursey.

7. Newspaper: Dixon Evening Telegraph: "Mr and Mrs. Fred Beecher and son, Michael, Dixon, were Sunday guests of the former's parents, Mr. And Mrs. Leon Beecher.", 15 Jul 1952, Dixon, Lee, IL. 10

8. Newspaper: Dixon Evening Telegraph: Mr. And Mrs. Leon Beecher entertained Mr. And Mrs. Fred Beecher and Michael, Savanna; I. M. Coursey, Chicago; Mr. And Mrs. B. M. Powell and Miss Beulah Coursey on Christmas., 30 Dec 1952, Dixon, Lee, IL. 11

9. Newspaper: Dixon Evening Telegraph: Mr. And Mrs. Leon Beecher will have as Christmas dinner guests, I. M. Coursey, Chicago; Mr. And Mrs. Fred Beecher and family, Erie, Bert Beecher, DeKalb, and Miss Beulah Coursey., 22 Dec 1955, Dixon, Lee, IL. 12

10. Newspaper: Dixon Evening Telegraph: ad selling Leon F. Beecher household, 9 May 1963, Dixon, Lee, IL. 13 (Ad)
Complete Line of
In Very Good Condition
Some Antiques Including Dishes
SAT, MAY 11 AT 1 P.M.
601 E. Colden St., Polo
Orlo Welmeyer, Auctioneer, Elery & Ruth Shank, Clerks.

11. Newspaper: Dixon Evening Telegram: Leon Beecher left Monday for Mount Vernon, Wash., where he expects to make his home., 18 May 1963, Dixon, Lee, IL. 14

12. Obituary: Freeport Journal-Standard: obituary of Leon F. Beecher on 25 Feb 1967 in Freeport, Stephenson, IL. 1 Leon F. Beecher
POLO -- Graveside service for Leon F. Beecher, a former Polo resident who died in Mount Vernon, Wash., Thursday, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Fairmount Cemetery.
Rev. Lowell Allen, pastor of Polo Methodist Church, will officiate. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in Brown-Seidel Funeral Home, Polo.
He was born in Washburn on Jan. 1, 1898, son of George and Susan (Wagner) Beecher. He married the former Vivian Powelll of Polo in 1928. She died in 1961.
Surviving are his second wife, Agnes; two sons, Fred of Bettendorf, Iowa; Bert of Carpentersville; six grandchildren; a brother, Hal of Yakima, Wash; four sisters, Mrs. Grace Simkins, Mrs. Harry Parker, Mrs. Alder Sams, and Mrs. Harold Wells, all of Mount Vernon.
Mr. Beecher was a World War I veteran.

Leon married Vivan May Powell, daughter of Bert M. Powell and Eldora May Coursey, in 1928 in Polo, Ogle, IL, USA.1 (Vivan May Powell was born on 20 Oct 1907 in , , IL,15 died on 14 Aug 1961 in Mount Vernon, Skagit, WA, USA 1 15 and was buried in Polo: Fairmount Cemetery, Ogle, IL, USA 15.)

Leon next married Agnes.


1 Freeport Journal-Standard (Freeport, Illinois), 25 Feb 1967, page 5. Obituary of Leon F. Beecher.

2 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Leon Frederic Beecher FHL microfilm 1,642,845.

3 1900 United States Census, Fred Beecher, Cazenovia Township Washburn town, Woodford, Illinois, United States; citing sheet 2B, family 45.

4 Find A Grave,

5 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Leon Beecher, Feb 1967.

6 1940 United States Census, Leon F Beecher, Ward 7, Freeport, Freeport Township, Stephenson, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 89-24, sheet 15A, family 414.

7 Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 25 Feb 1950, page 7.

8 Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 27 Aug 1951, page 3.

9 Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 15 Apr 1952, page 9.

10 Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 15 Jul 1952, page 2.

11 Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 30 Dec 1952, page 2.

12 Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 22 Dec 1955, page 2.

13 Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 9 May 1963, page 19.

14 Dixon Evening Telegraph (Dixon, Illinois), 18 May 1963, page 3.

15 Find A Grave,

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