Levi Beecher
Eve Flickinger
Christopher Bull
Elytha Tracey
Noah M. Beecher
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(Abt 1845-Bef 1880)
John Henry Beeker


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1. Lillie Pleasant Whipperman

John Henry Beeker 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 16 Jul 1868, , York, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Lillie Pleasant Whipperman
  • Died: 20 Mar 1956, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD at age 87 1 2
  • Buried: 23 Mar 1956, Freeland: Middletown Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, USA 1 2

   FamilySearch ID: G31J-YLV.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Manheim Twp., York, PA. 6 The 1870 census recorded Noah Becker [sic], painter, 24, living with wife Margaret, 25, and son John, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Noah had no real estate value and his personal estate was worth $170. The post office was Xenia, a place name which no longer exists but in the 1870's was a village and the only post office in Manheim Township shown in the 1876 atlas map of York County.

2. Census in 1880 in Election District 6, Baltimore County, MD, USA. 7 The 1880 census recorded John Beeker, laborer works on farm, age 12, living in the household headed by Wm. McCullough, farmer, 72, and his wife Nancy, 65, and their daughter Serena, 30; son William T., works on farm, 27; and daughter-in-law Catherine McCullough, 23. John and his mother were born in Maryland, and his father in Pennsylvania. On the same census page is the family of Zachariah Alban Jr., age 50, and researchers should note his daughter, Rebecca Jean Alban, married James Robert Bull and they were the parents of Mamie Bull (1881-1948) who married John Henry Beeker's brother, James Christopher Beeker. Also on the previous page is Thomas Bull, age 38, a brother of James Robert Bull.

3. Census in 1900 in Election District 7, Baltimore County, MD, USA. 8 The 1900 census recorded renting a home: John H. Beaker, farmer, 32, born Jul 1868, living with wife Lillie P., 31, Sep 1869; and children: Harvey P., 11, Jun 1889; Elsie M., 9, Dec 1891; Bessie V., 7, Apr 1893; Charles R., 5, Oct 1895; Nancy M., 2, Jun 1898; and servant John S. Gruel, 14, whose parents are living next door. John and his father were born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Maryland. Lillie, her parents, and all children were born in Maryland. John and Lillie were married for 11 years and she had birthed 5 children by 1900, all alive that year.

4. Newspaper: Baltimore Sun: John Beeker Sues for $10,000, 3 May 1908, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 9 ---
Sues B. And O. For $10,000.
The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company was sued for $10,000 damages in the City Court yesterday by John Beeker, a teamster, for injuries received by him March 21. The declaration states that Beeker was riding a mule whose hoofs became caught in the railroad tracks on Martin street, throwing both the driver and the animal. The suit was brought through William H. Lawrence and Frank V. Moale, attorneys.

5. Census in 1910 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 10 The 1910 census recorded renting a home at 109 Union Avenue: John Beeker, laborer park work, 41, living with wife Lillie, 40; Harvey, railroad track work, 22; his wife, John's daughter-in-law Ida, 19, and their child, Margaret, 1; and John's children: Elsie, 19; Bessie, 17; Charles, laborer park work, 15; Nancy, 10; Mamie, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Maryland, except John's father in Pennsylvania. John and Lillie were married for 22 years and she had birthed 10 children, 6 were alive in 1910. Harvey and Ida were married for 2 years and had 1 child.

6. Newspaper: Baltimore Evening Sun: Family of John Beeker Made Ill By Eating Heat-Tainted Meat., 9 Jul 1912, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 11 ---
Family Of John Beeker Made Ill By Eating Heat-Tainted Meat.
Roast beef, tainted by the heat, poisoned John Beeker, of 708 Carwell avenue, and five members of his family. His wife and youngest daughter, Mamie, 7 years old, were removed to St. Luke's Hospital in a critical condition. The other victims, however, are slowly recovering at their home. All were taken ill Sunday night shortly after supper. Dr. Arthur Davies, 3300 Chestnut avenue, declared the family were suffering with ptomaine poisoning.

7. Census in 1920 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 12 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at 828 W. 34th Street: John H. Buker [sic, indexed wrong due to poor handwriting where two e's look like a u], blacksmith at street railway, 51, living with wife Lily, 48; son-in-law Stanley Hyson, operator for public service, 27, with his wife Nancy, weaver at cotton mill, 20; Mamie, 15; Ruth, 8. John and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. All others, and Lily and Stanley's parents, were born in Maryland. Nancy, Mamie, and Ruth's father was born in Pennsylania and mother in Maryland. Also in the home were two boarders: Clarence Bailey, 18, and William Windsor, 19, who worked in a ship yard and were born in Virginia.

8. Census in 1930 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 13 The 1930 census recorded owning a $2800 home at 828 W. 34th Street: John H. Beeker, occupation "practical man confirments", 63, living with wife Lily, sales clerk in general store, 60. John married Lily when he was 21 years old. John and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. Lily and her parents were born in Maryland.

9. Census in 1940 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 14 The 1940 census recorded owning a $2000 home at 828 W. 34th Street: John H. Beeker, watchman building trade, 72, living with wife Lillie, 65; daughter Mamie E. Miller, 35, and grandchildren Doris Miller, 15, and Betty Miller, 12. They lived in the same house in 1935. Everyone was born in Maryland except John in Pennsylvania.

10. Residence: 828 W. 34th St., Baltimore, MD on 27 Apr 1942 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 5

11. Census in 1950 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 15 The 1950 census recorded at 828 W 34th Street on the 1st floor: John H. Beeker, 82, living with wife Lillie P., 76; and daughter Mamie E. Sciarrotto, saleslady in 5 & 10 store, separated, 44. John was born in Pennsylvania and the others in Maryland.

12. Residence: 828 W. 34th Street, Baltimore, MD on 21 Jan 1950 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 4

13. Obituary: The Evening Sun: obituary of John H. Beeker on 20 Mar 1956 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. 2 BEEKER -- On March 20, 1956, at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Ruth Burns, 865 West Thirty-sixth street, JOHN H. of 828 West Thirty-fourth street, beloved husband of Lillie P. Beeker (nee Marvel). Service at the Donovan Funeral Home, 3818 Roland avenue, on friday, at 10 A.M. Interment in Middletown, Baltimore county, Md.

John married Lillie Pleasant Whipperman, daughter of Hammond Whipperman and Rosa A. Marvell. (Lillie Pleasant Whipperman was born on 16 Sep 1873 in Election District 6, Baltimore County, MD, USA,16 died on 6 Jul 1960 in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD 16 17 and was buried on 9 Jul 1960 in Freeland: Middletown Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, USA 16.)


1 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/96983156.

2 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 20 Mar 1956, page 36. Obituary of John H. Beeker.

3 The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) (Hanover, York, Pennsylvania.), 27 Jun 1986, page 4. Obituary of Elsie M. Brenneman.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Veteran Compensation Applications, WWII, 1950, Charles Russell Beeker, b. 20 Oct 1895.

5 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3XV-CZ2 Harvey Pleasant Beeker, 1942.

6 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZ21-HVC Noah Becker, 1870.

7 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MN3B-YHZ John Beeker in household of Wm Mccullough, District 6, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district ED 235, sheet 12C.

8 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3KS-H1B John H Beaker, Election District 7, Precinct 1, Baltimore, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 34, sheet 8B, family 151.

9 Baltimore Sun (Baltimore, MD), 3 May 1908, page 9.

10 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2FW-TJT John Beeker, Baltimore Ward 13, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 214, sheet 8A, family 132.

11 The Evening Sun (Baltimore, MD), 9 Jul 1912, page 12.

12 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M632-VZY John H Buker, Baltimore Ward 13, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland, United States; citing ED 215, sheet 14B, line 92, family 317.

13 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X3W2-JHV John H Beeker, Baltimore (Districts 501-673), Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 588, sheet 1A, line 34, family 9.

14 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K7XH-NFJ John H Beeker, Ward 13, Baltimore City, Baltimore City, Baltimore City, Maryland, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 4-344, sheet 13A, line 10, family 271.

15 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6F96-73L8 John H Beeker Baltimore MD.

16 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/96994543.

17 The Evening Sun (Baltimore, MD), 8 Jul 1960, page 34. Obituary of Lillie Beeker.

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