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1. Tosso L. Beher

Bertha L. Florea 1 2

  • Born: 1871, Center Township, Rush, IN, USA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Tosso L. Beher on 5 Oct 1890 in , Rush, IN 1
  • Died: 17 Sep 1927, Pierce City, Lawrence, MO, USA at age 56 2 3
  • Buried: 20 Sep 1927, Knightstown: Glen Cove Cemetery, Henry, IN, USA 2 3

   FamilySearch ID: 9XN5-2Z8.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Center Township, Rush, IN, USA. 4 The 1900 census recorded Tosso L. Beher, farmer, 29, born Feb 1871, living with wife Bertha, 29, Mar 1871; brother Cleve, farm laborer, 16, Nov 1884; and servant Maude Bowne, 17, Oct 1883. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana. Tosso and Bertha were married for 10 years and she had birthed 0 children by 1900.

2. Census in 1910 in Center Township, Rush, IN, USA. 5 The 1910 census recorded Lasso L. Beher [indexed wrong due to poor handwriting, is actually Tasso], farmer, 39, living with wife Bertha L., 39; and foster-daughter Doris H. Beher, 10. Doris and her parents were born in Kentucky. [Her father's surname is Howard according to her Indiana death certificate.] Tasso, his parents, Bertha, and her mother were born in Indiana. Her father was born in Ohio. The census records the couple was married for 19 years and Bertha had birthed no children by 1910.

3. Residence: on 17 Sep 1927 in Occident, Rush, IN, USA. 3

4. Obituary: The Banner: obituary of Mrs. Bertha Beher on 23 Sep 1927 in Knightstown, Henry, IN, USA. 3 MRS. BERTHA BEHER DIED SUDDENLY
Mrs. Bertha Beher, age 56 years, wife of Tosso Beher, a well known farmer residing near Occident, Rush County, died suddenly Saturday at Pierce City, Mo., where she had gone for a visit with James Abernathy and wife. Mrs. Beher was accompanied to Missouri by her foster daughter, Mrs. Doris Berry, and the latter's daugher, Roseland Berry. On Saturday morning Mrs. Beher told the folks at the Abernathy home that she felt better than common, but in a brief space of time some of the members of the household found her quite ill, and physician was summoned to the home. It was a heart attack and Mrs. Beher only lived about 45 minutes after the attack came upon her.
She was the daughter of Josiah and Martha Florea, pioneers of Rush County, and was one of a family of 11 children, all of whom are gone before, except Mrs. John Dora and Mrs. Frank McDaniels of this city, and Mrs. John Sanders of northern Indiana. Mrs. Beher was a very popular woman in her neighborhood and one who will be greatly missed in the circles in which she moved.
The remains were brought back to Rushville, arriving there Sunday evening, and then were conveyed to her last home, near Occident.
Funeral services for Mrs. Beher were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from the Little Blue River Baptist Church in Rush County, Indiana, conductec by Elder Watson. Burial was in Glencove Cemetery, this city.

5. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: Beher Reunion, 14 Jul 1959, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 6 The Beher family reunion was held Sunday at the home of Mrs. E. M. Sells, near Raleigh, with approximately 35 attending from many places. Those enjoying the gathering were Mr. and Mrs. Orel Beher and Mrs. Robert Beher of Mooresville, Mr. and Mrs. William Beher, of Washington, Mr. and Mrs. Herbie Beher of Carthage, Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Beher and granddaughter of Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brijant of Anderson, Mr. and Mrs. Ora Brothers of Middletown, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bott, of Muncie, Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Stephenson of Albany, Miss Mary Beher of Frankton, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Jones and family, Mrs. Carl F. Beher, Mrs. Toss Beher, Mrs. Fred Jessup and the Misses Nellie and Maude Jones, all of Rushviile and Lenora Jones of Phoenix, Ariz.

Bertha married Tosso L. Beher, son of Oren Beher and Laura Jane Smith, on 5 Oct 1890 in , Rush, IN.1 (Tosso L. Beher was born on 19 Feb 1871 in Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA,1 7 died on 16 Aug 1950 in Carthage, Rush, IN, USA 7 8 and was buried on 18 Aug 1950 in Knightstown: Glen Cove Cemetery, Henry, IN, USA 7 8.)


1 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.

2 Find A Grave,

3 The Banner (Knightstown, IN), 23 Sep 1927 page 1, obituary of Bertha Beher.

4 1900 United States Census, Tosso L Beher, Center Township, Rush, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 81, sheet 8B, family 195.

5 1910 United States Census, Tosso L Beher Center Twp Rush Co IN.

6 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 14 Jul 1959, page 6. Beher Reunion.

7 Find A Grave,

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

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