Samuel D. Beher
Eliza Ann Davis
Isaac H. Dill
Polly Anne Gilson
Marcus B. Beher
(Abt 1841-1896)
Mary Elizabeth Dill
(Abt 1841-1877)
Dora Edward Beher


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1. Elizabeth Birt

Dora Edward Beher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 9 May 1866, Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA 2 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Birt on 4 Jun 1893 in , Madison, IN, USA 1
  • Died: 2 Jan 1908, Frankton, Madison, IN, USA at age 41 4 7 8 10
  • Buried: 4 Jan 1908, Frankton, Madison, IN, USA 7 8

   FamilySearch ID: LV68-K9B.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA. 2 The 1870 census recorded Marcus Beher, farmer, living with wife Mary E., 28; Samuel I., 7; Anna E., 6; Marcus W., 5; Dora E., 4; Jefferson D., 2; and Maggie, 6 months born in December. Everyone was born in Indiana. Marcus' real estate was valued at $3,300 and personal estate $800. Also in the home is farm laborer Henry Duboing, 24, born in Missouri. The post office was Rushville.

2. Census in 1880 in Union Township, Rush, IN, USA. 11 The 1880 census recorded Doa [sic, indexed wrong but written as Dora on census page] Beher, servant, 14, living in the household of Charles F. Hank, farmer, 30; with Charles' family: wife Mary E., 24; George E., 6; Jefferson, F. 3. Also in the home is Charles' father, Charles B. Hank, 68. Also Mary F. McCune, servant, 25. Dora and his parents were born in Indiana. Charles F. was born in Indiana, his father in Virginia and mother in Delaware. His wife Mary was born in Indiana, her father in North Carolina and mother in Indiana. Charles B. was born in Virginia, his parents in Pennsylvania.

3. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: Ed Beher, the barber, has gone to Greenfield., 3 Jul 1890, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 12

4. Newspaper: Rushville Republican, 18 Oct 1892, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 13 -----
Is He Truthful?
Ed. Beher of Elwood, is in Rushville for a few days. He is a very fine looking young man, and, like his father, Marcus, is a true Democrat. He says the tin-plate factory at Elwood is a small, three-room concert that does not, at any time, employ more than fifteen men. -- Rushville Jacksonian
The above may surprise some of Mr. Beher's friends at Elwood. The young man should learn to keep his mouth shut or speak the truth about one of the leading industries in the city of his adoption. -- Anderson Herald.

5. Census in 1900 in Elwood, Madison, IN. 14 The 1900 census recorded owning a home at 1401 Main Street: Dora E. Beher, barber, 34, born May 1866, living with wife Elizabeth, 34, Aug 1866; Walter E., 6, May 1894; Mary A., 3, Jul 1897; and Frances J., 1, Sep 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana. Elizabeth and Dora were married for 6 years and she had birthed 4 children, 3 alive in 1900.

6. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: The little son of Edward Beher of Elwood died of pneumonia Saturday. He was a nephew of Isaac Beher who lives in this city., 13 Dec 1905, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 15

7. Newspaper: The Star Press: Died of Diphtheria. Elwood, Ind. Dec. 12 - Robert Beher, 3, son of Edward Beher, died at the home at 1639 Main street, last night, of diptheria., 13 Dec 1905, Muncie, Delaware, IN. 16

8. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: Dr. D. E. Beher, of Elwood, formerly of this city, will open an office in the front room over the new Greek candy store, in the Link room on Main street. Dr. Beher is an optician., 22 Mar 1906, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 17

9. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: Dr. Beher the optician has opened his office in the Link building on Main street., 16 Apr 1906, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 18

10. Cause of Death: Bright's disease, 2 Jan 1908, Frankton, Madison, IN, USA. 7

11. Newspaper: Call-Leader: Ed Beher Ill, 2 Jan 1908, Elwood, Madison, IN. 19 Ed Beher, formerly of this city, now living at Frankton, is reported seriously ill at his home. Some time ago, he was affected with a stroke of paralysis and recently a dropsical affection developed.

12. Newspaper: Call-Leader: Ed Beher Dead, 3 Jan 1908, Elwood, Madison, IN. 4 Former Elwood Citizen A Victim of Dropsical Affection
Edward Beher, for a number of years proprietor of a barber shop in this city, and who has recently resided at Frankton, died at that place Thursday afternoon.
His father-in-law, J. S. Birt, died last Monday and relatives and friends of the family who were at the funeral of Capt. Birt returned with the statement that Mr. Beher could not survive long.
Some months ago he was stricken with paralysis and had difficulty in getting around. Later a dropsical affection followed, growing more dangerous as time passed.
The arrangements for the funeral have not been made, but it will likely take place at his late home.

13. Obituary: Elwood Daily Record: Ed Beher Buried Today on 4 Jan 1908 in Elwood, Madison, IN. 20 ED BEHER BURIED TODAY
Former Elwood Citizen and Barber Died at Frankton.
Ed Beher, who held the heavy-weight championship of Elwood until Chauncey Marian appeared upon the scene, was buried at Frankton this afternoon, a large number of Elwood citizens and relatives being in attendance. Ed Beher was well known in this city, having ran a barber shop on West Main street, for a number of years, and had many friends here. Two years ago he gave up the barber business to take up the optical trade of fitting glasses. He was very successful, but was seized with a stroke of paralysis, which left him an invalid and for several months he was compelled to move about in an invalid chair. He recovered so far as to be able to travel around with the aid of crutches, but a wasting of the tissues set in from which he succumbed. He leaves a wife and four children to mourn the loss of a good father and an indulgent husband. No one has but good words to say for Ed Beher.

Dora married Elizabeth Birt, daughter of John S. Birt and Adaline Amanda Schwartz, on 4 Jun 1893 in , Madison, IN, USA.1 (Elizabeth Birt was born on 2 Aug 1868 in Kokomo, Howard, IN,21 22 died on 6 Nov 1935 in Frankton, Madison, IN, USA 21 22 23 and was buried on 8 Nov 1935 in Frankton: Knights of Pythias Cemetery, Madison, IN, USA 21 22 23.)


1, Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, D. E. Beher and Elizabeth Birt, 04 Jun 1893; citing reference vol 4 pg 537; FHL microfilm 2,108,302.

2 1870 United States Census, Marcus Beher, Jacksotn Township, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing p. 3, family 20.

3, Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, Walter Edwin Beher and Irene Katie Kinsey, 23 Oct 1919; citing reference p 380; FHL microfilm 2,108,437.

4 The Call-Leader (Elwood, IN), 3 Jan 1908, page 1. Ed Beher Dead.

5, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, E. Beher, 24 May 1943.

6 Anderson Daily Bullein (Anderson, IN), 30 Mar 1970, page 2. Obituary of Miss Mary A. Beher.

7, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Dora E. Beher, father Marcus Beher, mother Mary E. Dill, spouse Elizabeth Beher.

8 Find A Grave,

9 Records of descendant Pamela Martin McGill, McGill/Martin Famiily Tree,

10, Indiana Death Index, 1882-1920, Dora E. Beher, 02 Jan 1908, Frankton, Indiana.

11 1880 United States Census, Doa Beher in household of Charles F Hank, Union, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 84, sheet 101D.

12 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 3 Jul 1890, page 5.

13 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 18 Oct 1892, page 2.

14 1900 United States Census, Dora E Beher, Pipe Creek Township Elwood city Ward 4, Madison, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 109, sheet 2B, family 41.

15 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 13 Dec 1905, page 4.

16 The Star Press (Muncie, IN), 13 Dec 1905, page 3.

17 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 22 Mar 1906, page 4.

18 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 16 Apr 1906, page 4.

19 The Call-Leader (Elwood, IN), 2 Jan 1908, page 1. Ed Beher Ill.

20 The Elwood Daily Record (Elwood, IN), 4 Jan 1908, page 1. Ed Beher Buried Today.

21, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 31044. Elizabeth Beher. Father John Birt. Mother Adaline Schwartz. Informant Mary Beher, Frankton In.

22 Find A Grave,

23 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 7 Nov 1935, page 3.

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