Samuel D. Beher
Eliza Ann Davis
Lilburn Smith
Elizabeth L. Collins
Oren Beher
Laura Jane Smith
Viola "Ola" Beher


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1. Edmund Riley Stevens

Viola "Ola" Beher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 12 Nov 1869, Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Edmund Riley Stevens
  • Died: 26 Sep 1954, Knightstown, Henry, IN, USA at age 84 1 2
  • Buried: 28 Sep 1954, Carthage: Little Blue River Church of Christ Cemetery, Rush, IN, USA 1 2

   Another name for Viola was Olie Beher.6

   FamilySearch ID: 9VSH-D2V.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA. 3 The 1870 census recorded three related Beher households as neighbors.

Eliza Beher, 64, born in Massachusetts, was living with son John, farm laborer, 21, born in Indiana. Eliza's real estate was worth $5,400 and personal estate $1,250. John's real estate was worth $3,500. The post office was Rushville.

Next door is Oren Beher, farmer, 31, living with wife Laura J. 20, and daughter Viola, 9 months, born the previous November. All were born in Indiana. Oren's real estate was worth $3,100 and personal estate $2,510.

Next door is Oren's father in law, Lilburn Smith, farmer, 47, born in Virginia, and his wife Elizabeth, 47, born in Kentucky; their children born in Indiana: son Marshal, farming, 16; and daughter Florence, 11; son Frank, 9; daughter Nancy, 7; and domestic servant Louisa, 38, born in Virginia. Lilburn's real estate was worth $7,000 and personal estate $2,220.

2. Census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA. 7 The 1880 census recorded Oren Beher, farmer, 40, living with wife Laura, 29; Viola, 11; son Tosso, 8; son Howard, 4; daughter Mertie, 1; newphew Samuel Beeher, farm laborer, 18. Also in the home is servant Ada Cotton, 21. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Oren and Laura's fathers in Virginia, and Oren's mother in Massachusetts.

3. Census in 1930 in Carthage, Rush, IN, USA. 8 The 1930 census recorded renting a home on North Main Street: Orin Beher, widowed, 90, living with daughter Ollie B. Stevens, widow, servant for private family, 60. They were born in Indiana. Orin's father was born in Virginia and mother in Massachusetts.

4. Residence: on 21 Apr 1932 in Knightstown, Henry, IN, USA. 4

5. Residence: on 16 Aug 1950 in Piqua, Miami, OH. 5

6. Obituary: Rushville Republican: Obituary of Ola Stevens on 27 Sep 1954 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 2 Mrs. Ola Stevens, Native Of County, Dies Sunday Morning
Mrs. Ola Stevens, 84, a native of Rush County, died early Sunday morning at the home of her son, Herman Stevens, of R. R. 2, Knightstown. Ill only a short time, she had lived in Rush and Henry Counties her entire life. A daughter of Oren and Laura Smith Beher, Mrs. Stevens was born November 12, 1869. Her husband, Edmund Stevens, died in 1926. Other survivors besides the son include a daughter, Mrs. F. L. Keller of Piqua, Ohio; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three brothers, A. T. Beher of Carthage, Howard Beher of Elwood and Grover Cleveland Beher of Anderson. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Moffitt-Schweizer Funeral Home in Knightstown with the Rev. Albert Clark officiating. Interment will be in the Blue River Cemetery in Rush County. Friends may call at any time.

Viola married Edmund Riley Stevens. (Edmund Riley Stevens was born on 23 Feb 1866 in , Rush, IN,9 died on 2 Feb 1926 in , Henry, IN, USA 2 9 and was buried in Carthage: Little Blue River Church of Christ Cemetery, Rush, IN, USA 9.)


1 Find A Grave,

2 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 27 Sep 1954, page 8. Obituary of Ola Stevens.

3 1870 United States Census, Oren Beher, Indiana, United States; citing p. 6, family 43.

4 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 22 Apr 1932, page 1. Obituary of Oren Beher.

5 Tri-County Banner (Knightstown, IN), 18 Aug 1950, page 1. Obituary of Tosso L. Beher.

6 Abraham Lincoln Gary, Ernest B. Thomas,
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Centennial History of Rush County, Indiana
(Historical Publishing Company, 1921 - Rush County (Ind.)), page 310, T. L. Beher biography.

7 1880 United States Census, Oren Beher, Jackson, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 83, sheet 96B.

8 1930 United States Census, Orin Beher, Carthage, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 9, sheet 6A, line 28, family 170.

9 Find A Grave,

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