Marcus B. Beher
(Abt 1841-1896)
Mary Elizabeth Dill
(Abt 1841-1877)
Clifton Rhoades Bowlin
Sarelda Erthelda McElhaney
Samuel Isaac Beher
Mary May Bowlin
Sherman Allen Beher


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1. Mary Iller

Sherman Allen Beher 1 2 3

  • Born: 27 Feb 1905, Elwood, Madison, IN 1 4
  • Marriage (1): Mary Iller on 21 Jun 1944 in Napoleon, Henry, OH, USA 1
  • Died: 18 Aug 1981, Tonasket, Okanogan, WA, USA at age 76 2 5

   FamilySearch ID: GQ4S-D9Q.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Indianapolis, Marion, IN. 6 The 1910 census recorded renting at 716 Walnut Street: Samuel S. Beher, fireman on locomotive, 48, living with wife Mary, 45, and son Sherman H. [as indexed, the handwritten A. looks like an H.], 5, and Mary's mother, Serelda E. Bowlin, 69. Samuel and Mary were married for 18 years and their parents were born in Indiana. Serelda was born in Ohio, her father in Kentucky and mother in Pennsylvania, and she was married for 53 years, giving birth to 7 children, 4 alive in 1910.

2. Newspaper: Tipton Daily Tribune: Leave For Camp., 30 Jul 1925, Tipton, Tipton, IN, USA. 7 ---
Advance Detail Goes To Camp Knox, Kentucky.
Harry Myers and Sherman Beher, members of the local national guard company, left for Camp Knox, Kentucky, Thursday morning where they will serve on the advance detail which will prepare for the arrival of the 152nd regiment there Sunday evening. Beher will be cook for the local company, and will have supplies in order and dinner ready when the Tipton company arrives there Sunday evening.

3. Newspaper: Tipton Daily Tribune: Sherman Beher who has been spending the holiday vacation with his mother, Mrs. Mollie Beher on Court street, returned to Detroit Friday, he being employed in the Ford factory at that place., 31 Dec 1926, Tipton, Tipton, IN, USA. 8

4. Newspaper: Tipton Daily Tribune: Sherman Allen Beher Returned to Detroit, 18 Aug 1928, Tipton, Tipton, IN, USA. 3 Sherman Allen Beher, who is employed at Detroit, has been spending a week's vacation with his mother, Mrs. Mary Beher on Court street, returned to Detroit Saturday to resume his work. Other dinner guests with Mrs. Beher Friday were Mrs. Elizabeth Beher and daughter, Mary, of Frankton, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weser and son of Leisure and Mrs. Ella McMahon of Noblesville.

5. Newspaper: Tipton Daily Tribune: Sherman Beher son of Mrs. Mary Beher of Court street, who is employed as a machinist in the Ford factories at Detroit, is here to spend the Christmas vacation., 25 Dec 1928, Tipton, Tipton, IN, USA. 9

6. Newspaper: Noblesville Ledger: Mrs. Beher Injured in Car Wreck, 10 Aug 1929, Noblesville, Hamilton, IN, USA. 10 Mrs. Mary Beher and son, Sherman, former residents of Arcadia, but now of Tipton, were mixed up in an auto wreck Sunday afternoon about 2:30 near Wilkinson, in Hancock county. Mrs. Beher sustained injuries internally and bruises which are feared will be serious while the son was cut about the head but his hurts are not serious. The accident at a cross road intersection which was obstructed by a corn field ard a building and neither driver saw the other car until too late to avoid the impact. The Ford coupe the Behers were driving was turned over several times and was almost demolished. The Ogle and Little ambulance, of Tipton, was called to the scene of the accident and took the injured woman back to Tipton to the home of her sister, Mrs. Effie Manford. Mr. Beher, the son, lives in Detroit and had come to visit his mother and they were on their way to Rushville when the accident occurred. Mrs. Beher and son were in Arcadia several years conducting a restaurant and are well known here.

7. Residence: 1930 Detroit Directory: Beher, Sherman A, machinist, 4920 Steel Avenue, Detroit, MI in 1930 in Detroit, Wayne, MI. 11

8. Newspaper: Ironwood Daily Globe: Has Narrow Escape, 17 Aug 1936, Ironwood, Gogebic, MI, USA. 12 ---
Sault Ste. Marie -- Sherman A. Beher, Sault Route 1, had a escape from electrocution at 4:45 Friday morning when his car crashed into an electric light pole on Ashmun hill and a transformer carrying 4000 volts fell on his car. Beher was quoted by police officers as saying he fell asleep as he was driving toward the Sault. His car hit an ornamental light standard at Ashmun and Tenth, glanced and struck a light pole at the base causing a transformer to break away from the pole and drop on the hood. The fall of the transformer line broke circuit number four covering Ashmun hill. Edward Horry of the Edison Sault Electric company said damages would amount to about $150 to $200. Beher agreed pay.

9. Arrival: SS Reinholt sailing from Cristobal, Panama Canal Zone 30 Sep 1939, on 9 Oct 1939, in San Pedro, Los Angeles, CA, USA. 13

10. Census in 1940 in Seattle, King, WA. 14 The 1940 census recorded a lodger at 2038 Westlake Avenue in Seattle: Sherman Allen Beher, laborer in lumber yard, 35, single. He was born in Indiana. In 1935 he lived in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan.

11. Occupation: Employer American Hawaiian SS Co. on 1 Nov 1940 in Seattle, King, WA. 4

12. He was described as 5'10", 245 lbs., blue eyes, blonde hair on 1 Nov 1940 in Seattle, King, WA. 4

13. Newspaper: Tipton Daily Tribune: Sherman Beher of Detroit was here visiting his mother, Mrs. Mollie Beher of Court street., 25 Dec 1940, Tipton, Tipton, IN, USA. 15

14. Arrival: SS Henry Gibbins, Sherman A. Beher, ORD seaman, length of service at sea 3 months, engaged Balboa, Canal Zone 1/8/1942, on 19 Jan 1942, in New Orleans, Orleans, LA. 16

15. Occupation: merchant seaman on 21 Jun 1944 in San Francisco, San Francisco, CA. 1

16. Census in 1950 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. 17 The 1950 census recorded at 3553 1/2 (rear) Fernwood Avenue in Los Angeles: Sherman A. Beher, cook in institution, marital status "separated", 45. He was born in Indiana.

17. Residence: 1953 Long Beach Directory: Beher, Sherman A. machinist 109 E 12th St, Long Beach, CA in 1953 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA. 18

18. Residence: Long Beach City Directory: Beher S A (Mary) machinist Douglas h1528 Walnut av in 1965 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, CA. 19

Sherman married Mary Iller on 21 Jun 1944 in Napoleon, Henry, OH, USA.1 (Mary Iller was born on 20 Jul 1907 in Calumet Township, Houghton, MI, USA 1 20 21 22 and died on 12 Jun 2004 in Tonasket, Okanogan, WA, USA 20 21.)


1, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, Sherman A Beher and Mary Felicijan, 21 Jun 1944; citing Marriage, Henry, Ohio.

2, Washington Death Index, 1965-2014 ( .), Sherman A Beher, 18 Aug 1981, Washington, United States.

3 The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 18 Aug 1928, page 4.

4, U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 ( Operations, Inc.), Sherman Allen Beher, b. 27 Feb 1905, Elwood IN.

5 The Wenatchee World (Wenatchee, WA), 19 Aug 1981, death of Sherman A. Beher.

6 1910 United States Census, Samuel S Beher, Indianapolis Ward 7, Marion, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 120, sheet 4A, family 90.

7 The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 30 Jul 1925, page 5.

8 The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 31 Dec 1926, page 1.

9 The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 25 Dec 1928, page 2.

10 "The Noblesville Ledger (Noblesville, IN)," 10 Aug 1929, page 6.

11, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1930 Detroit City Directory, printed page 392, online image 188.

12 "Ironwood Daily Globe (Ironwood, MI)," 17 Aug 1936, page 6.

13, California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957 ( Operations Inc), Sherman A. Beher on online image 191.

14 1940 United States Census, Sherman Allan Beher, Tract L-3, Seattle, Seattle Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 40-202, sheet 82A, line 34.

15 The Tipton Daily Tribune (Tipton, IN), 25 Dec 1940, page 2.

16, "New Orleans, Passenger Lists, 1813-1963," Online image 404.

17 "1950 United States Census," Sherman A Beher Los Angeles CA.

18, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1953 Long Beach City Directory, Sherman Beher printed page 45 online image 34.

19, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1965 City Directory for Long Beach, California, printed page 54, online image 222.

20 U.S. Social Security Death Index, Mary Beher, 12 Jun 2004.

21 The Wenatchee World (Wenatchee, WA), 15 Jun 2004, obituary for Mary Felicijan Beher.

22, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917," Mary Iller, 1907.

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