William Beecher
Elisabeth M. Herr
John Sites
Henrietta B. Herr
William Herr Beecher Sr.
Elizabeth Mary Sites
Martha Herr Beecher


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1. William Herr Coleman

Martha Herr Beecher 1 2

  • Born: 6 Apr 1867, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 1 2
  • Christened: 13 Jan 1868, Pottstown: Trinity Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): William Herr Coleman on 9 Dec 1884 in Pottstown: Trinity Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA 1 2
  • Died: 9 Nov 1887, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 20 1 2
  • Buried: Pottstown: Trinity Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA 1 2

   FamilySearch ID: LDMF-M92.

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors were the parents.

  Death Notes:

She died of influenza of the bowels.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Issue: Her death record states she had one son.

2. Census in 1880 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 3 After the death of William Beecher, his wife marries a Feger. The Beecher children are now found living with the new family.

Hiram C. Feger, machinist, 56, was with wife Elizabeth, 35; stepdaughters Martha H. Beecher, 13, and Bertha Beecher, 10; and stepson Emmanuel Beecher, 9. Also in the home: daughte r Leticcia Feger, 30; daughter Fanny Feger, 24; daughter Mary E. Feger, 19; and John Boyer, 25, clerk. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Residence: in 1884 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 1

Martha married William Herr Coleman, son of Peter Nagle Coleman and Margaretta Ann Herr, on 9 Dec 1884 in Pottstown: Trinity Reformed Church, Montgomery, PA.1 2 (William Herr Coleman was born on 1 Jun 1851 in , , Pennsylvania, USA,2 4 5 died on 25 Apr 1936 in Abington Twp., Montgomery, PA 2 5 and was buried on 28 Apr 1936 in Bala-Cynwyd: Westminster Cemetery, Montgomery, PA, USA 5.)


1 Trinity Reformed Church, Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

2 Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA) (http://www.berkshistory.org), Collection GA N Box 01A Folder 17 03. 53 pages of notes about Nagle, Norton, Coleman, Otto, Hinckel, Fretz, Beecher families.

3 1880 United States Census, Film 1255160; National Archives Film T9-1160; Page 559C.

4 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG31-81T William H Coleman, Philadelphia Ward 37, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet , family 6, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375420.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 42558. William Herr Coleman. Father Peter Coleman. Mother Margaretta Herr. Spouse Annie M. Pallen.

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