Oren Beher
(1839-1932)
Laura Jane Smith
(1850-1921)
Harvey Jacob Catt
(1853-1940)
Abbie Jane Henley
(1857-1922)
Grover Cleveland Beher
(1884-1971)
Florence Hannah Catt
(1888-1978)
Wilfred Edgar Beher
(1918-2015)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Betty Jean Hertle

Wilfred Edgar Beher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 26 Nov 1918, Anderson, Madison, IN 9 10
  • Marriage (1): Betty Jean Hertle on 31 May 1940 in Elwood, Madison, IN 1
  • Died: 24 Feb 2015, Anderson, Madison, IN at age 96 2 5
  • Buried: 28 Feb 2015, Anderson: Anderson Memorial Park, Madison, IN, USA 2 5

   Another name for Wilfred was Willy Beher.4

   FamilySearch ID: L1ZR-WZ1.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of Incorrectly reported on his obituary., 11 Nov 1918 and Anderson, Madison, IN. 2 5

2. Census in 1920 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 11 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at 553 Madison Avenue: Grover Beher, foreman at power house, 33, living with wife Florence, 31; Helen, 10; son Wilfred, 1. They and their parents were born in Indiana. Also in the home is Bernadine Bujorsky, stenographer, 22, born in Kentucky with parents born in Germany.

3. Census in 1930 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 12 The 1930 census recorded owning a $3500 home at 2320 Meridian Street: Grover C. Beher, barber, 45, living with wife Florence, 40, and son Wilford, 11. Also in the home are renters paying $30 a month: Gevin Talbert, wire drawer in wire factory, 25, and his wife Mary, 19. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.

4. Census in 1940 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 13 The 1940 census recorded owning a home at 2320 Meridian Street: Grover Beher, barber, 58, living with wife Florence, 51; daughter Helen Bartel, bookkeeper in electric shop, divorced, 30, and son Wilfred Beher, clerk for auto parts manufacturer, single, 21. Everyone was born in Indiana. They lived in the same house in 1935.

5. Occupation: Employer: Guide Lamp Coompany, Anderson, IN on 16 Oct 1940 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 10

6. He was described as 5' 8" 150 lbs. Blue eyes brown hair light complexion on 16 Oct 1940 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 10

7. Residence: 2320 Meridian St., Anderson, IN on 16 Oct 1940 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 10

8. Census in 1950 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 14 The 1950 census recorded at 1233 Broadway: Wilfred Beher, auto assembly in auto parts factory, 31, living with wife Betty, 31; son David, 8; and daughter Linda, 4. Everyone was born in Indiana.

9. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: 1956 Beher Reunion, 10 Jul 1956, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 15 1956 Beher Reunion
The Beher reunion was held Sunday, at the home of Mrs. Cornelia Beher, 721 North Morgan Street. A delicious meal was served at high noon.
Those present of Beher descent were: Mr. and Mrs. Grover C. Beher, Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Beher, David, Linda and Debra and Mr. and Mrs. Jene Maddy, Christine, Susan and Beth, all of Anderson; Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bryant of Kokomo; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Beher of Carthage; Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stevens of Knightstown; Orel L. Beher of Indianapolis; Mrs Wreatha P. Young of Hollywood, Calif.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gurley and son Robert of Fulton, N. Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Ruhlin Overleese, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Jones and Carol, Connie and Kathie Jones, Mrs, Grace Jessop and Miss Maud Jones.
Friends present included Mrs. Dora Abernathy, Chalmer Nixon, Goldie Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. Noland Cull, Gladys Austin, Lawrence Price, Mrs. Cliffie Mull, Mrs. Anna Sipe and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Gilson.

10. Residence: 1233 Broadway, Anderson, IN on 27 Nov 1965 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 8

11. Residence: on 4 Apr 1971 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 6

12. Residence: 3537 Westfield Drive, Anderson, IN on 24 Feb 2015 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 16

13. Obituary: Herald Bulletin: obituary of Wilfred E. Beher on 26 Feb 2015 in Anderson, Madison, IN. 2 (photo of Wilfred Beher)

ANDERSON '97 Wilfred E. "Willy" Beher, 96, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015, at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital, following a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 11, 1918 [note: should be 26 Nov 1918], in Anderson, to the late Grover Cleveland and Florence Hannah (Catt) Beher, in the same house where he raised his family.

Willy worked for 46 years as a fork truck operator and stockman at Guide Lamp, retiring in 1981. He coached Babe Ruth Little League throughout the 1960s and loved to play golf. Every year he went to the Jack Nicklaus Memorial Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, to "watch the big boys hit the ball." He was a member of First Friends Church.

Willy is survived by his children, David Beher of Anderson, Linda Farrar of Indianapolis and Debbie (Kenneth) Kraay of Anderson; grandchildren, Bryan (Renee) McDaniel, Carrie (Zane) Brown, Zachary Kraay, Jennifer (Mike) Jackson and Ashley Farrar; great-grandchildren, Samantha, Kate, Brooklyn, Lauren and Kris; and niece, Nancy Maddy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty J. Beher; and son-in-law, Dr. Stephen Farrar.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory with Pastor David Steinke officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the American Lung Association.

Post online condolences may be made at www.brownbutzdiedring.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.

14. Newspaper: Daily Reporter: D&D Auction: 8/31 Home & Contents: 3537 Westfield Dr, Anderson, IN, owner Debra Kraay, 24 Aug 2016, Greenfield, Hancock, IN. 16 Debra Kraay auctioned off her father Wilfred Beher's home and contents.


Wilfred married Betty Jean Hertle, daughter of Theodore R. Hertle and Edna A. Dooley, on 31 May 1940 in Elwood, Madison, IN.1 (Betty Jean Hertle was born on 8 Feb 1919 in , Tipton, IN, USA,4 17 died on 1 Mar 2013 in Alexandria, Madison, IN, USA 17 and was buried on 5 Mar 2013 in Anderson: Anderson Memorial Park, Madison, IN, USA 17.)


Sources


1 The Star Press (Muncie, IN), 14 Jun 1940, page 19. Marriage Beher-Hertle.

2 The Herald Bulletin (Anderson, IN), http://www.heraldbulletin.com/obituaries/wilfred-e-willy-beher/article_7ca20f7c-7a69-5253-a603-ebec3040596f.html 26 Feb 2015 Obituary of Wilfried E. Beher.

3 The Herald Bulletin (Anderson, IN), http://www.heraldbulletin.com/obituaries/nancy-bartl-maddy/article_03779fd6-91d0-589f-ab5c-c18d00c5c7de.html 14 Mar 2015 obituary of Nancy Bartl Maddy.

4 Brown Butz Diedring Funeral Service (Anderson, IN), http://brownbutzdiedring.tributes.com/obituary/show/Betty-J.-Beher-95368815 2 Mar 2013 obituary of Betty J. Beher.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143075593.

6 Anderson Daily Bullein (Anderson, IN), 5 Apr 1971, page 2. Grover Beher Obituary.

7 The Herald Bulletin (Anderson, IN), https://obituaries.heraldbulletin.com/obituary/david-beher-1084832123 4 Apr 2022 Obituary of David R. Beher.

8 Anderson Herald (Anderson, IN), 24 Oct 1965, page 13. Finney-Beher Wedding.

9 Ancestry.com, Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, Wilford Beher, b. 26 Nov 1918 Anderson Township, father Grover Cleveland Beher, mother Florence H. Catt.

10 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.), Wilfred Edgar Beher b. 26 Nov 1918 Anderson IN.

11 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MFWD-P7G Grover Beher, Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States; citing ED 94, sheet 10B, line 95, family 271.

12 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH9G-W2Y Grover C Beher, Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 15, sheet 4B, line 83, family 138.

13 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1YQ-JBK Grover Beher, Ward 2, Anderson, Anderson Township, Madison, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 48-21, sheet 1B, line 52, family 19.

14 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6XLD-R711 Wilfred Beher Anderson Township Madison Co. IN.

15 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 10 Jul 1956, page 8. 1956 Beher Reunion.

16 The Daily Reporter (Greenfield, IN), 24 Aug 2016, page B5.

17 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106043751.



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