John Beeker
(1785-1843)
Christina Young
(1790-1865)
George Stingley
(1763-1838)
Chlora Hagler
(1757-1830)
Leonard Beeker
(1814-1884)
Anna L. Stingley
(1808-1859)
Manford A. Beeker
(1843-1929)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Magdalene Stoyker

Manford A. Beeker 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 15 Jan 1843, Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 2
  • Marriage (1): Mary Magdalene Stoyker
  • Died: 10 May 1929, Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA at age 86 1 2
  • Buried: 12 May 1929, Battle Ground: Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 1 2

   FamilySearch ID: 96F7-Q7V.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 8 The 1850 census recorded three young Beeker children lviing apart from their parents, Leonard and Anna Beeker. Norcemus Beeker, 8, Manford Beeker, 7, and Olena Beeker, 2, are living in the household of John Pulvar, 25, and his wife Sarah J., 27, both born in New Jersey, and their son David J. Pulvar, 1, born in Indiana, as were the Beeker children.

Note to researchers: John Pulver is household 468. Leonard Beeker is household 483, so there is some distance between them.
Due to poor handwriting, on FamilySearch.org, the Beeker children are indexed as surname Becken; on Ancestry.com they are indexed as surname Beckers.

2. Census in 1860 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 9 The 1860 census recorded the households of two Beeker brothers living as neighbors.

Leonard Beeker, farmer, 46, was living with daughter Dulcina, 19; son Norcemus, 18; son Manford, 16; and daughter Orlena, 12. Leonard's real estate was valued at $3450 and personal estate $724. Everyone was born in Indiania.

Daniel Beeker, 42, was with wife Mary F., 32; children Mary E., 13; Samuel A., 11; Susannah A., 9; Charles W., 6; Flora V., 3; and Daniel's mother, Christina Beeker, widow, 69, born in North Carolina; and a farm hand, Erin Julian, 21, born in Ohio. Everyone else was born in Indiana except Mary F. in Kentucky. Daniel's farm was vlaued at $10060 and personal estate $3041. The post office was Battle Ground.

3. Military from 1862 to 1865 in , , IN: Civil War: Co. F 99th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. 10 From the 1900 book, "New History of the Ninety-Ninth Indiana Infantry" by Chaplain D. R. Lucas, page 175:

Beeker, Manford A., Company F. Born January 15, 1843, Tippecanoe county, Indiana. Served through the war. Married September 4, 1867; has lived ever since at his present home on Pretty Prairie, Tippecanoe county, Indiana. Has a wife and four children living. Occupation has always been that of farming and stock raising. Address, Battle Ground, Indiana.

4. Census in 1870 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 11 The 1870 census recorded Leonard Becker [indexed wrong due to poor handwriting], farmer, 58, living with son Manford, laborer, 28; his wife Maggie, 27; their children Laura, 3; and John L., 8 months when the census was recorded 6 Sep 1870. Also in their home was domestic Silas Wilent, 19, male; and farmer Wm. Halifan, 35. Everyone was born in Indiana except Wm. in Ohio. Leonard's real estate was valued at $5000 and personal estate $2000; Manford $2500 and $100; and Wm. $2000 and $700. The post office is Chauncey.

5. Census in 1880 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 12 The 1880 census records 4 Beeker households as neighbors.

Hannah Beeker, 41, was living with daughter Eldira, 20; son John, 18; daughter Lilla J., 13; and two orphans: Theadora Emily, 8; and Charles Baily, 14. Also in the home is Charles Beeker, farmer, 24. Hannah was born in Ohio and her parents in Pennsylvania. Her children were born in Pennsylvania, their father in Ohio.
Next door is Narcemos Beeker, farmer, 38, with wife Mary J., 43; Frank E., 13; George L., 10; Harry W., 7; Charles C., 5; and Clide R., 1. Everyone was born in Indiana, and Narcemos and Mary's parents in Onio.
Next door is Manford Beeker, farmer, 37, with wife Magdaline, 35; Lavira, 11; John L., 10; May 8; Dermeranda, 6; and 18-year-old Charles E. Deardoff, farm laborer. Charles is the son of Mary Jane Rush who second married Manford's brother, Norcemous Beeker. Everyone was born in Indiana, and Manford and Magdaline's parents in Onio.
Next door is Daniel Beeker, farmer, 62, with wife Mary F., 57; Charles W., farmer, 26; daughter Ferona, 19; Jennie, 17; and Rosetta, 12;
Daniel and his children were born in Indiana and his parents in North Carolina. Mary F. and her parents were born in Kentucky.

6. Census in 1900 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. 13 14 The 1900 census recorded renting a farm: Manford Beuker [sic, as indexed in census due to poor handwriting by census taker of Manford Beeker], widowed, farmer, 59, born Apr 1841, living with son Ronelea [Randa], farm laborer, 26, Feb 1874; daughter-in-law Nellie M., 21, Oct 1879; granddaughter Beryl, 3, Apr 1897; and granddaughter Bessie, 1, Jun 1899. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.
On the same census page neighbors are Manford's son: Jason L. Beuker [sic, as indexed in census due to poor handwriting by census taker of John L. Beeker], with his family and on the previous page John L. Beeker, 38, with his family, who is the son of Samuel Beeker.
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7. Census in 1910 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 15 The 1910 census recorded Frank Becker [sic, indexed wrong due to poor handwriting of Beeker by census taker], farmer, 43, living with wife Pearl, 28; Ross, 7; Lewis, 5; Mary Jane, 3; and Josephine, 1. The next home is Frank's uncle, Manford Beeker, widowed, farmer, 67, living alone. Eveyone and their parents were born in Indiana. The census column records Pearl had birthed 5 children and 4 were alive in 1900.

8. Residence: on 6 Aug 1925 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. 7

9. Cause of Death: cirrhosis of liver, 10 May 1929, Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 1

10. Occupation: farmer on 10 May 1929 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 1


Manford married Mary Magdalene Stoyker. (Mary Magdalene Stoyker was born in 1845 in , , IN,16 died in 1895 16 and was buried in Battle Ground: Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 16.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 18533. Manford Beeker. Father Leonard Beeker. Mother Anna Stingley.

2 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6977869.

3 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 40102. John Beeker. Father Manford Beeker. Mother Magdalene Stryker. Spouse Dora Beeker. Informant Manford E. Beeker.

4 FamilySearch.org, Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFX4-KRY Sherman T. Shigley and Laura F. Beeker, 13 Feb 1890; citing reference item 4 p 84; FHL microfilm 872,060.

5 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 10 Dec 1937, page 10, obituary of John L. Beeker.

6 "New Historical Atlas of Tippecanoe Co., Indiana Illustrated" (Kingman Bros. 1878), page 44, Leonard Beeker.

7 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 7 Aug 1925, page 10. Obituary of Randa Beeker.

8 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHVH-WY7 Nurcemus Becken, Manford Becken, Olena Becken in household of John Pulvar, Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing family 468.

9 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4N7-FDK Daniel Beeker, 1860 Tippecanoe, Indiana Household 756 Page 106 Image 390.

10 Chaplain D. R. Lucas, New History of the Ninety -Ninth Indiana Infantry containing official reports, anecdotes, incidents, biographies and complete rolls (Rockford Illinois, 1900, Horner Publishing Co.), Online at https://archive.org/stream/newhistoryof99th00luca/#page/n3/mode/2up Page 175.

11 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX6D-YMH Leonard Becker, Indiana, United States; citing p. 51, family 380.

12 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHSN-HF1 4 Beeker Households in Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 20, sheet 160A.

13 1900 United States Census.

14 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M99H-KPC Manford Beuker, Tippecanoe Township (east part) Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 112, sheet 4B, family 81.

15 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5Y-FS4 Frank Becker, Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 183, sheet 10A, family 201.

16 Find A Grave, //www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6977868.



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