Samuel D. Beher
Eliza Ann Davis
Lilburn Smith
Elizabeth L. Collins
Oren Beher
Laura Jane Smith
Tosso L. Beher


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1. Bertha L. Florea

2. Cornelia G. Schreiber

Tosso L. Beher 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 19 Feb 1871, Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Bertha L. Florea on 5 Oct 1890 in , Rush, IN 1
  • Marriage (2): Cornelia G. Schreiber on 27 Jun 1931 in , Rush, IN
  • Died: 16 Aug 1950, Carthage, Rush, IN, USA at age 79 3 5
  • Buried: 18 Aug 1950, Knightstown: Glen Cove Cemetery, Henry, IN, USA 3 5

   FamilySearch ID: L2G2-XG7.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Jackson Township, Rush, IN, USA. 6 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.

2. Newspaper: Rushville Republcan: Real Estate Transfers: Josiah Florea and wife to Tosso L. Beher and wife, 20 acres in Center township, $1000., 10 Mar 1899, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 7

3. Census in 1900 in Center Township, Rush, IN, USA. 8 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.

4. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: Deed Transfers: Sylvester Kirkpatrick et. Al., executors to Tosso L. Beher, 121 acres in Center township, $9000., 14 Jul 1904, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 9

5. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: Tosso L. Beher has filed a suit against the Rush county Farmer's Insurance Association to collect $325 on a policy held with the Association. The loss was sustained when Mr. Beher's barn burned several months ago., 6 Feb 1906, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 10

6. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: Tosso L. Beher Suit Compromised Today, 19 Dec 1906, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 11 The suit of Tosso L. Beher vs. Rush County Farmers' Insurance Association was compromized today. Mr. Beher lost a barn by fire some time ago, and the association refused payment on the grounds that Beher's assessment was not paid up in full. He sued for the $300, alleged due him, and accepted $200 in the compromise. S. L. Trabue was the attorney for the plaintiff; Smith, Cambern & Smith for the defendants.

7. Newspaper: Rushville Republican: T. L. Beher and James Abernathy shipped two fine carloads of hogs from Farmers Tuesday morning, 28 Jun 1907, Rushville, Rush, IN, USA. 12

8. Census in 1910 in Center Township, Rush, IN, USA. 13 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.

9. Book: Centennial History of Rush County, Indiana, 1921. 1
T. L. BEHER, one of the farmers of Rush county who have, by their own efforts, climbed the ladder of success until they are now in a position to command the respect and confidence of their fellows, is a native son of Rush county, having been born in Jackson township on February 19, 1871. His parents, Oren and Laura (Smith) Beher, were both also natives of Rush county. The father followed agricultural pursuits during the major portion of his life, or until 1900, when he retired and moved to Carthage. He and his wife were the parents of eight children, of which number seven are living, namely: Howard B., Cleveland, Herbert, Myrtie, Abigail, Olie and T. L. T. L. Beher was reared under the parental roof and secured his education in the David schoolhouse, in Jackson township. After completing his studies he remained at home, assisting his father in the farm work until his marriage, when he began farming on his own account, first on rented land. After renting for about two years, Mr. Beher bought the place where he now lives in Center township, comprising 101 acres of excellent land, on which he has placed many permanent and substantial improvements, maintaining the fertility of the soil and meeting with a satisfactory measure of prosperity. He has remodeled the house, built a new barn and now the place is one of the most attractive in that locality. Mr. Beher carries on a general line of farming, and also gives some attention to the raising of livestock. On October 5, 1890, Mr. Beher was married to Bertha Florea, who was born on the place where she now lives, and who received her education in the Ball school in Center township. She is the daughter of Josiah and Martha (Price) Florea, the former a native of Adams county, Ohio, and the later of Rush county. Mr. Florea was a successful and prominent farmer, owning 120 acres of land in Rush county and 120 acres in Grant county, Indiana. To him and his wife were born eleven children, of which number six are now living, namely: Mrs. Sarah Saunders, of Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. Mary Johnson, of Shirley. Ind.; Mrs. Anna Dore, of Knightstown. Ind.; Mrs. Lena McDaniel, of Mays, Ind.; Mrs. Bell Jones, of Center township, Rush county, and Bertha, wife of the subject of this sketch. Mr. and Mrs. Beher have no children of their own, but they have an adopted daughter, Doris, the wife of Edward Berry, a bookkeeper in Rushville. Politically, Mr. Beher is independent, preferring to vote for the man and measures approved by his own judgment, rather than to follow blindly the dictates of party. Fraternally, he is a member of Lodge No. 35. Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at Rushville. Quiet and unassuming in manner, Mr. Beher possesses the qualities which beget friendships and he is popular to a marked degree among his associates.

10. Residence: in 1921 in Center Township, Rush, IN, USA. 1

11. Occupation: farmer on 27 Jun 1931 in , Rush, IN.

12. Residence: on 21 Apr 1932 in Carthage, Rush, IN, USA. 4

13. Census in 1950 in Center Township, Rush, IN, USA. 14 The 1950 census recorded Tosso L. Beher, 79, living with wife Cornelia G., 64. They were born in Indiana.

14. Obituary: Tri-County Banner: Rush County Farmer Dies on 18 Aug 1950 in Knightstown, Henry, IN, USA. 5 Tosso L. Beher, 79, died Wednesday night at his home southeast of Carthage following a stroke last Friday. Surviving are the widow, one sister, Mrs. Ola Stevens, Piqua, Ohio, and three brothers, Howard, Elwood; Cleve, Anderson; and Herbie, Carthage, and one grandchild, Milroy. Funeral services will be at 2 p. m. at the Wyatt Funeral home in Rushville with burial in Glen Cove cemetery.

Tosso married Bertha L. Florea, daughter of Josiah Florea and Martha Price, on 5 Oct 1890 in , Rush, IN.1 (Bertha L. Florea was born in 1871 in Center Township, Rush, IN, USA,1 15 died on 17 Sep 1927 in Pierce City, Lawrence, MO, USA 2 15 and was buried on 20 Sep 1927 in Knightstown: Glen Cove Cemetery, Henry, IN, USA 2 15.)

Tosso next married Cornelia G. Schreiber, daughter of Henry Schreiber and Mary G. Wineman, on 27 Jun 1931 in , Rush, IN. (Cornelia G. Schreiber was born on 25 Jan 1886 in , Jefferson, IN, USA,16 died on 26 Jul 1973 in Rushville, Rush, IN, USA 16 and was buried in Knightstown: Glen Cove Cemetery, Henry, IN, USA 16.)


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

3 Find A Grave,

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

7 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 10 Mar 1899, page 4.

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

9 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 14 Jul 1904, page 4.

10 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 6 Feb 1906, page 1.

11 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 19 Dec 1906, page 1.

12 Rushville Republican (Rushville, IN), 28 Jun 1907, page 3.

13 1910 United States Census, Tosso L Beher Center Twp Rush Co IN.

14 "1950 United States Census," Tosso L Beher Center Township Rush Co. IN.

15 Find A Grave,

16 Find A Grave,

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