Joseph Beecher
Melanie Emiline Folley
(1821-Bet 1860/1865)
Rachel Ann Beecher


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1. Thomas Edward Coad

Rachel Ann Beecher 1 2

  • Born: 1854, Waldwick, Iowa, WI, USA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Thomas Edward Coad
  • Died: 30 Nov 1927, Mineral Point, Iowa, WI, USA at age 73 2
  • Buried: Mineral Point: Graceland Cemetery, Iowa, WI, USA 2

   FamilySearch ID: L6WF-CHC.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Waldwick, Iowa, WI, USA. 1 The 1860 census recorded Joseph Beecher, 37, born in Prussia, Germany, living with wife Emiline, 39, born in Illinois, and their children all born in Wisconsin: Catharine, 8; Rachel, 6; Emilie, 4; Elizabeth, 2; Francis Joseph, 2 months old born in March; and listed last another Catharine, 13, born in Prussia, which suggests either Joseph had a first wife in Prussia before Emiline, or, Catherine is a neice of Joseph's brother. The town Joseph was in was Waldwick but their nearest post office was Mineral Point.

2. Census in 1880 in Mineral Point, Iowa, WI, USA. 3 The 1880 census recorded Rachel Beecher, servant, 26, in the household of Mark Tennil, hotel keeper, 41, and his wife Laura, 36, and their children. All were born in Wisconsin. Rachel's father was born in Prussia and mother in France. Mark's parents were born in England. Laura's father was born in South Carolina and mother in MIssouri.

3. Census in 1900 in Mineral Point, Iowa, WI, USA. 4 The 1900 census recorded Rachel Beecher, seamstress, 48, born Feb 1852, single, living with June Clowney, widow, 76, Dec 1823. Rachel was born in Wisconsin and her parents in Germany. June was born in New York and her parents in Ireland. June had birthed 4 children but none were alive in 1900.

4. Obituary: Mineral Point Tribune: obituary of Mrs. T. E. Coad on 8 Dec 1927 in Mineral Point, Iowa, WI, USA. 5 COAD. -- Mrs. T.E. Coad died at her home on High street in the forenoon of Nov. 30th, at the age of 76 years. Her illness was not of long duration but the best of attention was administered and her passing was blessed with peach and content.
Deceased was a daughter of Joseph Beecher, a pioneer settler of the town of Mineral Point, but the major part of her life was spent in this city. She was kind hearted, skilled in culinary and needle arts and to aid and do for others was a pleasure.
The funeral took place Saturday morning with services at the M.E. church, conducted by the pastor, rev. A.D. Whillett. In attendance from out of town were Wm. Coad and wife of Chicago, Mr. Henkel (brother in law) of Dubuque, Henry Beecher and wife of Warren, Bert Beecher and family and Henry Beecher of Hollandale.

Rachel married Thomas Edward Coad. (Thomas Edward Coad was born on 11 Feb 1855 in Mineral Point, Iowa, WI, USA,6 died on 15 Dec 1927 in Mineral Point, Iowa, WI, USA 6 7 8 and was buried on 20 Dec 1927 in Mineral Point: Graceland Cemetery, Iowa, WI, USA 6 8.)


1 1860 United States Census, Joseph Beecher Waldwick, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States Household ID 19.

2 Find A Grave,

3 1880 United States Census, Rachel Beecher in household of Mark Tenill, Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district ED 156, sheet 180C.

4 1900 United States Census, Rachel Beecher, Mineral Point city Ward 1-4, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 66, sheet 5B, family 129.

5 Mineral Point Tribune (Mineral Point, WI), 8 Dec 1927, page 3, obituary of Mrs. T. E. Coad.

6 Find A Grave,

7 Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin) (Madison, Dane, Wisconsin.), 17 Dec 1927, page 4. Mineral Point Man Found Dead In Bed.

8 Mineral Point Tribune (Mineral Point, WI), 22 Dec 1927, obituary of Thomas E. Coad.

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