John Casper Beecher
Rebecca Lenz
Gustave Adam Beecher
Mary Ann Sumpter
Rose Florence Beecher


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Rose Florence Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: 26 Jan 1870, Eagle Lake, Racine, WI, USA 1 4
  • Marriage (1): Fred Blackburn
  • Died: 22 Feb 1945, Racine, Racine, WI at age 75 1
  • Buried: Union Grove: Union Grove Memorial Cemetery, Racine, WI, USA 1

   Another name for Rose was Rozette Florence Beecher.2 5

   FamilySearch ID: L4WF-GPN.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Dover, Racine, Wisconsin, USA. 5 The 1880 census recorded John C. Beecher, notary public, 68, living with wife Rebecka, invalid, 66; and granddaughter Augusta, housekeeper, 15. John and Rebecka and their parents were born in Prussia, as well as Augusta's parents. Augusta was born in Illinois.
On the same census page is Gus Beecher, farmer, 34, living with wife Mary A.; son Edwin, 11; daughter Rozett, 9; daughter Lorette, 8; daughter Clarabell, 7; son George, 5; daughter Stella M., 4; son Frank, 2; and daughter Berl, 3 months old born in February 1880. Gus and his parents were born in Prussia. Mary and her parents were born in England. The children were born in Wisconsin.

2. Residence: in 1916 in Dover, Racine, Wisconsin, USA. 2

3. Residence: on 5 Mar 1923 in Burlington, Racine, WI, USA. 3

4. Moved: 1937, Racine, Racine, WI. 4

5. Obituary: Burlington Free Press: obituary of Rose Blackburn on 1 Mar 1945 in Burlington, Racine, WI, USA. 4 Mrs. Rose Blackburn, Former Resident, Dies in Racine
Mrs. Rose Blackburn, 75, widow of Fred Blackburn, died in Racine last Thursday.
Mrs. Blackburn was born at Eagle Lake and came to Racine from Burlington eight years ago. She was a member of the Congregational church of Union Grove and attended Union Tabernacle during her residence in Racine.
Surviving are one son, Milo of Burlington; two daughters, Mrs. Grace Krohn and Mrs. Gertrude Payne of
Racine; three brothers, George Beecher of Union Grove; Ray Beecher of Franksville and Roy Beecher of Whitewater; three sisters, Mrs. E. Stevens of Eagle Grove, Iowa; Mrs. S Fish of Lake Geneva; and Mrs. Beryl Jarvis of Whitewater; also six grandchildren.
Funeral services were held on Monday with interment at Union Grove.

Rose married Fred Blackburn. (Fred Blackburn was born in 1868,6 died in 1929 6 and was buried in Union Grove: Union Grove Memorial Cemetery, Racine, WI, USA 6.)


1 Find A Grave,

2 "Racine County Wisconsin History: : Racine Belle City of the lakes and Racine County Wisconsin" (SJ Clarke Pub Co. Chicago. 1916. 1216 pgs.),

3 "Burlington Free Press (Burlington, WI)," Mar 8, 1923 page 7, obituary of Gustavus Beecher.

4 "Burlington Free Press (Burlington, WI)," 1 Mar 1945, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. Rose Blackburn.

5 1880 United States Census, John C. Beecher, Dover, Racine, Wisconsin also Gus Beecher

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