Johann Engel Bücher
Benjamin Beecher
Anna Maria Beecher


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1. Reverend Davis W. Hambright

Anna Maria Beecher 2 3

  • Born: 18 Feb 1812, , , PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Reverend Davis W. Hambright on 2 Oct 1832 in , Lancaster, PA 1
  • Died: 10 Jun 1870, Saylorsburg, Monroe, PA, USA at age 58 2 3
  • Buried: Saylorsburg: Brick Church Cemetery, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States 2

   Other names for Anna were Anna Mariah Beecher 6 and Anna Maria Bücher.4 5

  Christening Notes:

Her baptism appears in the personal register of Rev. Traugott F. Illing. Illing's record pertains either to the Bangor Episcopal Church in Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, or Forest or Allegeheny Lutherans churches in Berks County near the Lancaster County line, all of which Illing served at this time.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Lancaster Examiner, 8 Nov 1832, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. Married by Rev. Baker: On 2d ult...
...on same day Davies W. Hambright, to Miss Anna Maria Beecher, both of Earl.

2. Census in 1850 in Blue Ball, Lancaster, PA. 7 The 1850 census recorded Davies Hambright, no age listed, Evangilst preacher, living with wife Ann M., 38; William W., laborer, 18; Charlotte, 13; Sarah E., 11; Daniel C., 8; Samuel H., 4; and Davies W., 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1860 in Oxford, Warren, NJ. 6 Davis Hambright, 50, M. Clergyman, was living with Ann Mariah, 68; and Dinah, 17. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Oxford Furnace.

4. Cause of Death: dropsy / consumption, 10 Jun 1870, Bethlehem, Northampton, PA. 3

5. Obituary: The Evangelical Messenger: obituary of Anna Maria Hambright on 7 Jul 1870 in New Berlin, Union, PA. 1 Complete obituary can be ordered at Allen County Public Library but a summary follows:
Hambright, Anna Maria, age 58
Spouse: Hambright, David [sic]
Place of Death or Last Known Residence / Notes:
PA: Monroe Co.: Snydersville area (died Jun 10, 1870 age 58y, 2m, 23d); embraced religion about 32 yrs ago in Lancaster, PA; husband traveling preacher in East PA Conference 21 years; husband, 3 children remain; 4 chrildren dead; she died of dropsy / consumption

Anna married Reverend Davis W. Hambright, son of Henry Hambright Jr. and Sarah Davies, on 2 Oct 1832 in , Lancaster, PA.1 (Reverend Davis W. Hambright was born on 3 Jan 1810 in Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA,6 8 died on 20 May 1884 in Springtown, Bucks, PA, United States 1 8 9 and was buried on 22 May 1884 in Springtown: Salem Evangelical Cemetery, Bucks, PA 1 8 10.)


1 "The Evangelical Messenger (New Berlin, PA)" (Online at Allen County Public Library at, 27 May 1884, page 174. Obituary of Rev. Davis Hambright.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

3 "The Evangelical Messenger (New Berlin, PA)" (Online at Allen County Public Library at, 7 Jul 1870, page 214. Obituary of Anna Mary Hambright.

4 "Personal Register of Reverend Traugott F. Illing" (

5 Wright, F. Edward, <i>Church records of the 18th century, Lancaster County, Pa.</i> (Westminster, MD Family Line Publications 1994), Vol. 5, Page 179.

6 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, New Jersey, Warren County, Oxford, Series: M653 Roll: 711 Page: 151.

7 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Davies Hambright, Blue Ball, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 180.

8 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

9 S. C. Breyfogel, "Landmarks of the Evangelical Association" (Reading, Pa. 1887), page 412.

10 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 22 May 1884, page 4.

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