Christian Spengler
Maria Elizabeth Lambrecht
George Reifschneider
(1786-1859)
Elizabeth Spengler
(1786-1878)
Sarah Anna Reifsnyder
(1817-1881)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. William Beecher

Sarah Anna Reifsnyder 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  • Born: 8 Apr 1817, , , PA 3 4 8 10 11
  • Marriage (1): William Beecher on 8 Sep 1838 in , Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 22 Dec 1881, Centre Twp., Berks County, PA at age 64 8 10 11
  • Buried: Wernersville: St. John's Cemetery, Berks, PA 3

   Another name for Sarah was Sarah Reifschneider.

   FamilySearch ID: LDLM-T79.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 9 Sep 1849 at Wernersville: St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Berks, PA. 13

2. Census in 1850 in Lower Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 4 William Beacher, age 33, blacksmith, is living with wife Sarah, also 33; Reuben, 11; Mary, 7; John, 3; Levi, 1. Also in the home are William's sister, Mary Beecher, 23; and William's brother Harrison Beecher, 17, also a blacksmith. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1860 in Lower Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 14 William Beecher, 42, blacksmith, is listed in the 1860 Census in Lower Heidelberg Township in Berks County with real estate valued at $350 and possessions worth $175. With him is Sarah, 43; Reuben, 21, mason; Mary, 17; John, 13; and Levi, 11. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is listed as Stouchsburgh.

4. She appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 9 Apr 1865 at Wernersville: St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Berks, PA. 15

5. Census in 1870 in S. Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 16 Two Beecher households are found on as neighbors in the 1870 Census in South Heidelberg Township in Berks County. The post office is Wernersville.

William Beecher, age 52, blacksmith, is living with wife Sarah, 52; Levi, 21; and Levi's wife Ellen, 16. With them is a Sarah Strunk, age 4, and Harrison Beecher, 37, no occupation listed. William's real estate is valued at $1,800 and his possessions worth $400.

Reuben Beecher, 30, farm laborer, is living with wife Emma, 26, and George L., 7 months old, born in Oct. 1869. He has no real estate and $400 of possessions. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

6. She appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 13 Nov 1870 at Wernersville: St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Berks, PA. 17

7. Census in 1880 in Penn Twp., Berks, PA. 18 The 1880 census recorded Levi R. Beecher, blacksmith, 31, living with wife Ellen L., 26; son William L., 9; and son John A., 4.

Next door is William Beecher, blacksmith, 62, with wife Sarah A., 62; and servant Sallie M. Strunk, 14. Also living with them is Grandson Goerge L. Beecher, 10.

Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Tombstone: 22 Dec 1881, Wernersville: St. John's Cemetery, Berks, PA. 1 Beecher, Sarah (nee Reifsnyder), b. Apr. 8, 1817, d. Dec. 22, 1881 (wife of Wm. Beecher, married Sept. 8, 1838).

9. Obituary: Reading Adlier on 3 Jan 1882 in Reading, Berks, PA. 10 BEECHER -- on December 22d, in Centreville, of malaria fever, Mrs. Sarah A. Beecher (nee Reifsnyder) aged 64-8-14.


Sarah married William Beecher, son of George Beecher and Maria Barbara Graef, on 8 Sep 1838 in , Berks, PA.1 (William Beecher was born on 22 Aug 1817 in , , PA 4 5 11 14 19 20 21, christened on 26 Oct 1817 in Reading: First Reformed Church, Berks, PA, USA,21 died on 14 Sep 1881 in Penn Twp., Berks, PA 11 20 22 and was buried in Wernersville: St. John's Cemetery, Berks, PA 20.)


Sources


1 St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Wernersville, Berks County, PA (Lower Heidelberg Township), http://berks.pa-roots.com/cemetery/StJohns-HainsChurchCemetery.html.

2 1880 United States Census.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30816132.

4 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Lower Heidelberg Township, Series: M432 Roll: 753 Page: 456.

5 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255100; National Archives Film T9-1100; Page 144C.

6 Montgomery, Morton L., Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1909. Online at: http://archive.org/details/cu31924097286300), Page 853.

7 Berks and Schuylkill Journal (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania.), August 24, 1878.

8 St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Wernersville, Berks County, PA (Lower Heidelberg Township), http://archive.org/stream/historyofstjohns00kers/historyofstjohns00kers_djvu.txt.

9 Reading Adler Newspaper (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania.), 4 Feb 1879, obituary of Reuben Beecher.

10 Reading Adler Newspaper (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania.), 3 Jan 1882, obituary of Mrs. Sarah A. Beecher.

11 Research of John Franklin Beecher (1877-1971) (File GA-B-414 at Berks History Center library, amily tree dated 1961 of the descendants of George Beecher (1791-1842) created by John Franklin Beecher.).

12 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2V4-JKK Reuben Buechert, 1839.

13 Kershner, W. J. (William Jacob), 1852-1926; Lerch, Adam G., joint author, History of St. John's (Hain's) Reformed church in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Penna (Reading, Pa., I. M. Beaver. 1916. Online at http://archive.org/details/historyofstjohns00ker .), 9 Sep 1849, page 171.

14 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Lower Heidelberg Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1075 Page: 388.

15 Kershner, W. J. (William Jacob), 1852-1926; Lerch, Adam G., joint author, History of St. John's (Hain's) Reformed church in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Penna (Reading, Pa., I. M. Beaver. 1916. Online at http://archive.org/details/historyofstjohns00ker .), page 175.

16 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, South Heidelberg Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1306 Page: 423.

17 Kershner, W. J. (William Jacob), 1852-1926; Lerch, Adam G., joint author, History of St. John's (Hain's) Reformed church in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Penna (Reading, Pa., I. M. Beaver. 1916. Online at http://archive.org/details/historyofstjohns00ker .), 13 Nov 1870, page 177.

18 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Penn, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1100; Family History Film: 1255100; Page: 144C; Enumeration District: 035; Image: 0288.

19 1840 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Heidelberg Township, Series: M704 Roll: 438 Page: 443.

20 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30816140.

21 Jacqueline B. Nein, First Reformed Church, Reading, Pennsylvania, an alphabetized compilation of baptisms, marriages, and funerals from 1771-1905 (Jacqueline B. Nein, 4701 Saint George Street, Reading, PA 196060 1988. Book viewable online at LDS family history centers.), page 8.

22 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 16 Sep 1881, page 4. Found Dead.



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