Frederick Fink
Catharine Plank
Ellen Rebecca Fink


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1. Adam Stains Sr.

2. Herman T. Beard

Ellen Rebecca Fink 1 2

  • Born: 9 Nov 1858, South Annville Twp., Lebanon, PA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Adam Stains Sr.
  • Marriage (2): Herman T. Beard
  • Died: 20 Aug 1937, Hamilton Township, Franklin, PA at age 78 2 4
  • Buried: 23 Aug 1937, Oberlin: Churchville Cemetery, Dauphin, PA 2 4

   FamilySearch ID: LTBM-BD9.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in South Annville Twp., Lebanon, PA. 5 The 1870 census recorded Frederick Fink, laborer, 46; living with wife Catharine, 25; David, 15; Ellen R., 9; Frederick, 7; Sarah E., 6; William, 5; John, 4; Jacob, 2; and Rosanna, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Frederick Sr. in Prussia.

2. Census in 1900 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 3 The 1900 census recorded at 413 Walnut Street: Ellen Stains, widow, 39, born Nov 1861, living as a boarder in the household of Margaret Hoffman, widow, 75, born Dec 1825, and her son Thomas, single, 41, Dec 1859, cripple. With Ellen are her children: Florence Stains, 18, Feb 1882; Albert Stains, 17, Sep 1883; Frederick Stains, 14, Jan 1886; Paul Stains, 11, Feb 1889; and Sadie Stains, 9, Feb 1891. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Ellen's father was born in Germany. Ellen had birthed 7 children by 1900 and 5 were alive that year.

3. Newspaper: Evening Report: Special Motion Court: A petition for the transfer of hotel license of Adam Stains to Ellen R. Stains was granted., 19 Feb 1900, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 6

4. Newspaper: Lebanon Daily News; Lafayette Hotel's New Landlord, 6 Mar 1900, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 7 Mrs. Ellen Stains, widow of the late Adam Stains, who has conducted the Lafayette hotel, Sixth and Walnut streets, since his death, today transferred the business to her son, Millard Stains, who for many years managed the place for his father. He will take possession as soon as the license can be transferred.

5. Lebanon Evening Report: Deeds Recorded: Leonard C. Loose and Elizabeth Loose, his wife, to Ellen R. Stains, house and lot of ground on Walnut street and Cherry alley, $1,200 on 20 Jun 1900 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 8

6. Residence: Harrisburg Directory: Stains Ellen, wid Adam, h 711 S. Front in 1907 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 9

7. Census in 1910 in Steelton, Dauphin, PA. 10 The 1910 census recorded at 223 S. Front Street: Herman T. Beard, locomotive engineer, 55, living with wife Ellen R., 48; and stepdaughter Sadie R. Stains, packer in cigar factory, 19. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Ellen's father in Germany.

8. Cause of Death: arteriosclerosis, myocarditis, 20 Aug 1937, Hamilton Township, Franklin, PA. 2

9. Obituary: Harrisburg Telegraph: obituary of Mrs. Ellen Beard on 21 Aug 1937 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 4 Mrs. Ellen Rebecca Beard, 78, former resident of Steelton, died yesterday at the home of her son, H. A. Stains, Chambersburg, R. D. 4. Surviving in addition to her son are one daughter, Mrs. Guy Behman, Steelton; three sisters, Mrs. Charles McGlinn, Annville; Mrs. Kate Smith, Lebanon, and Mrs. Clara Anthoy, York; three brothers, William and Harry Fink, Annville, and David Fink, Harrisburg, and two grandchildren.
Private funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the Wilt funeral chapel, 50 South Front street, Steelton. The Rev. Hugh E. Yost, St. John's Lutheran Church, Steelton, will officiate. Burial will be in Oberlin Cemetery. The body may be viewed tomorrow evening at the funeral chapel.

Ellen married Adam Stains Sr., son of Thomas Stains and Catharine. (Adam Stains Sr. was born on 1 Jan 1829 in , , PA 11 12, christened on 1 Jan 1830 in Lebanon: Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA,1 died on 13 Feb 1900 in Lebanon, Lebanon, PA 12 13 and was buried in Lebanon: Mount Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 12.)

Ellen next married Herman T. Beard. (Herman T. Beard was born on 8 Aug 1854 in , , PA and died on 4 Aug 1927 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA.)


1, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, Harry A. Smith and Florence M. Stains, 29 Oct 1900.

2, 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.), Certificate 78408. Ellen Rebecca Beard. Father Frederick Fink. Mother Catharine Plank. Informant A. S. Stain.

3 1900 United States Census, Ellen Stains in household of Margaret Hoffman, Lebanon city Ward 1, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 122, sheet 5B, family 105.

4 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 21 August 1937, page 17. Obituary of Mrs. Ellen Beard.

5 1870 United States Census, Frederick Fink, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 37, family 284.

6 Lebanon Evening Report (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania), 19 February 1900, page 1.

7 Lebanon Daily News (Lebanon, PA), 6 March 1900, page 1.

8 Lebanon Evening Report (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania), 20 June 1900, page 1.

9, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Pennsylvania > Harrisburg > 1907 City Directory, printed page 881, online image 446. Stains Ellen.

10 1910 United States Census, Herman T Beard, Steelton Ward 2, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 119, sheet 6B, family 140.

11 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lebanon County, Lebanon Borough District 247, Roll 1361 Book 1, Page 273a.

12 Find A Grave,

13 1850 United States Census, Thomas Stains, Lebanon county, part of, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 607.

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