John Beecher Sr.
(1757-1819)
Mary Ann Albrecht
(1762-1834)
John Bernheisel
(1755-1827)
Catharine Neikirch
(1759-1842)
John Beecher Jr.
(1789-1865)
Catharine Eilzabeth Bernheisel
(1790-1871)
John Beecher III
(1819-1896)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Susan Schmidt

John Beecher III 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 15 Aug 1819, Leesport, Berks, PA 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11
  • Christened: 13 Oct 1819, South Manheim Twp.: St. Paul's Church (Summer Hill), Schuylkill, PA 8 9
  • Marriage (1): Susan Schmidt
  • Died: 19 Jul 1896, Bern Twp., Berks, PA at age 76 4 6 7
  • Buried: Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 4 6

   Other names for John were John Beacher,12 John Beechert,10 13 John Bicher,14 John Bucher 15 and Johannes Buecher.8 9 11

  Burial Notes:

His tombstone reads: Our father John Beecher husband of Susanna Schmitt born August 15 1819 died July 19 1896 aged 76 years 11 months 4 days.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Name:,. Many Beckers recorded in Epler's Church appear as the surname Beecher in Census records, history books, etc. and clearly are the same families. Following the Civil War era, the name starts appearing as Beecher in Epler's records rather than Becker.

2. Census in 1840 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 14 John Bicher is listed in the 1840 census with this household:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 son Levi
20-29 (1811-1820) = 1 father John
Females (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 daughter Catherine
20-29 (1811-1820) = 1 wife Susan

3. Census in 1850 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 16 The 1850 census recorded the household of Levi Douder, farmer, 19, in which we find the family of John Beecher, farmer, 35; his wife Susannah, 39; Levi, 14; Catherine, 12; Reuben, 10; Rebecca, 9; Cornelius, 7; and Susannah, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The mother could not read or write.

The neighbors on the previous census page are two Richenbeush [Richenbauch?] families: Solomon, 40, and Abraham, 45. In Solomon's household is listed a Catherine Beecher, 11. This is likely the daughter of John and Susan Beecher, listed again?

4. Census in 1870 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 12 The 1870 census lists John Beacher, 55, laborer, living with wife Susan, 55; Levi, 30; John, 19; and William, 18. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was valued at $1000 and personal posessions at $200.

5. Census in 1880 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 17 John Beecher, laborer, 61, is living with wife Susanna, 66; son Levi, laborer, 44; and son William, laborer, 28. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.


John married Susan Schmidt, daughter of John Schmidt and Catherine. (Susan Schmidt was born on 13 Feb 1813 in Leesport, Berks, PA,4 7 10 18 died on 8 Nov 1893 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA 4 7 18 19 and was buried in Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 4 18.)


Sources


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of April 1, 2004), Batch #: C506761, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0496552 IT 2, Printout Call #: 1002590, Dates: 1806 - 1867.

2 Montgomery, Morton L, <i>Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania</i> (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1909. Online at: http://archive.org/details/cu31924097286300), Page 929.

3 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Bern Township, Series: M704 Roll: 438 Page: 426.

4 <i>Epler's Church Cemetery, Bern Township, Berks County, PA</i> (Family History Center Microfilm 0387834), FHC Microfilm 387834, Page 34.

5 <i>Reading Eagle (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 27 May, 1928, page 2. Obituary of Cornelius Beecher. Veteran of the civil War: Was Active in Road Making Operations and Farming. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vZIhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JJgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2410%2C5765734.

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=154730691.

7 <i>Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA)</i> (http://www.berkshistory.org), File GA-414. Beecher research contirbuted by John Franklin Beecher (1877-1971) including research of Dr. Abraham Clifford Wolf Beecher (1845-1893).

8 <i>St. Paul's Church (Summer Hill), Wayne Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania</i>.

9 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of April 1, 2004).

10 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 54631. Cornelius Beechert. Father John Beechert. Mother Susan Smith. Spouse Sarah Beechert. Informant: wife.

11 John T. Humphrey, <i>Pennsylvania Births, Carbon County 1795-1825, Monroe County 1741-1825, Schuylkill County 1755-1825</i> (PA Genealogy Books, Washington DC, 2006), Page 211.

12 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, "United States Census, 1870," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZLJ-C1G John Beacher in household of John Beacher, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 29, family 212.

13 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 38547. Catharine Ammarell. Father John Beechert. Mother Susan Smith.

14 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Bern Township, Series: M704 Roll: 438 Page: 426.

15 <i>Epler's Church, Bern Township, Berks County, PA</i> (FHC Microfilm 1433080), Page 21.

16 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M44K-ML8 John Beecher in household of Levi Douder, Bern, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 25, NARA microfilm publication M432.

17 1880 United States Census, Family History Library Film 1255099, National Archives Film Number T9-1099, Page 68A.

18 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=154730829.

19 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 9 Nov 1893, page 4. Obituary of Mrs. John Bechert.



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