Michael Wehry
(1786-1862)
Hannah Kramer
(1790-1859)
Gottfried Brosius
(1801-)
Barbara Fusz
(1806-1868)
Absalom Wary
(1820-1871)
Salome Brosius
(1825-1887)
Priscilla Brigitta Wary
(1853-1903)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Jonathan Derk

2. William M. Beacher

Priscilla Brigitta Wary 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 3 Mar 1853, Barry Twp., Schuylkill, PA 5 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Jonathan Derk about 1870 in , Schuylkill, PA
  • Marriage (2): William M. Beacher in 1883 1
  • Died: 3 Jan 1903, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA at age 49 5 8 9 10
  • Buried: 6 Jan 1903, Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 5 10

   Other names for Priscilla were Priscilla Derrick,12 13 Brigitta Wary,14 Brigidda Weary,8 Perhit Weary,15 Priscilla Brigitta Weary 9 16 17 18 and Brigetta Priscilla Wehry.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Barry Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 19 The 1860 census recorded Absalom Warie, farmer, 40, living with wife Salome, 34; Lucy, 14; Wm, 12; Enoch, 9; Bridgeta, 7; Lydia, 6; Joseph, 4, and Franklin, 1 Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. His real estate was valued at $1,000 and personal estate $125. The post office was Taylorsville.

2. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Trevorton, Northumberland, PA. 20 The 1870 census recorded Jonathan Dirk, miner, 22, living with wife Priscilla, 18. They were born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Sunbury.

3. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 21 The 1880 census recorded on Jardin Street: Johnathan Derkie [sic], miner, 33, living with wife Percilla, 26; Elizabeth, 8; Joseph B., 6; William H., 4; and Emma, 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Pension Civil War Pension for service of Jonathan Derrick 79 Pa. Inf. Applied for beneficiaries Priscilla Beacher, Gdn. And mother Catharine Derrick on 26 May 1891 in , , PA. 2

5. Newspaper: Pottsville Republican: Orphan's Court: Priscilla Beacher was appointed guardian of W. Henry, Emma J. And Daisy May Derk, minor children of Jonathan Derk, and her bon, in the sum of $100, was approved., 28 Sep 1891, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 22

6. Newspaper: Miner's Journal: Orphan's Court: Priscilla Beacher, 7 Dec 1897, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 23 Orphan's Court: Priscilla Beacher, mother and guardian of Emma Jane Derrick, was authorized to pay over the moneys in her hands to her ward, as prayed for. As guardian of Daisy May Derrick she was authorized to apply the moneys in her hands for the benefit of her ward.

7. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Mahanoy Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 1 The 1900 census recorded renting a home: William Beecher, day laborer, 54, born Aug 1846, living with wife Priscilla, 47, Jan 1853; son Nathan, day laborer, 14, Jul 1885; son John, 12, Jul 1888; son Alfred, 8, Jan 1892; and daughter Laura, 6, Aug 1894. William and Priscilla were married for 17 years and she had birthed 10 children, 8 still alive in 1900 (some of these were by her first marriage.) The parents could read but not write. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Their census was recorded 8 Jun 1900.

8. Pension on 26 Oct 1900 in , , PA. Priscilla filed a widow pension application 728976 certificate 527997.

9. She signed a will Will of Priscilla Beacher dated 28 Nov 1902, probated 16 Feb 1903 on 28 Nov 1902 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 9 Last Will of Priscilla Beacher, Deceased.

I, Priscilla Beacher, of Shenandoah, County of Schuylkill, and State of Pennsylvania, being of sound mind, memory and understanding, do make and publish this, my last will and Testament, hereby revoking and making void all former wills by me at any time heretofore made. I give and bequeath all that I possess to my eight children viz. Joseph B. Derrick, Willam H. Derrick, Emma Kantner, Daisy Williams, Nathan Beacher, John Beacher, Alfred Beacher, and Laura Beacher, they to share any and all property real personal or mixed of which I may die possessed share and share alike. I do hereby make, constitute and appoint Alfred Weary, my brother of Ashland Pa to be Executor of this my last will and Testament.
In witness whereof, I, Priscilla Beacher, the testatrix, above named, have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my seal, the twenty-eighth day of November in the year of our Lord one-thousand nine hundred and two.

Priscilla Beacher (SEAL)

Signed, sealed, published and declared by the above named Priscilla Beacher as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us, who have hereunto subscribed our names at her request as witnesses thereto, in the presence of the said testat, and of each other.
P. W. Bierstein (SEAL)
Edward Kantner (SEAL)

10. Newspaper: Republican Herald, 5 Jan 1903, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 10 Notice to Ladies' Aid No. 13, S. of V.
All members of Ladies' Aid Society No. 13 S. of V. are requested to meet this evening, at the home of Mrs. Tosh, to make arrangements to attend the funeral of our late sister, Mrs. Priscilla Beacher. By order of Mrs. Mary Davidson, Pres.

11. Obituary: Republican Herald: obituary of Priscilla Beacher on 5 Jan 1903 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 10 Mrs. Priscilla Beacher, of 209 West Raspberry street, died Saturday from typhoid fever. The deceased was an old and highly respected resident. Her husband, William Beacher, died about two years ago. She is survived by the following children: Joseph, of town; William, of Newberry; Emma, Daisy, at home; Nathan, a soldier in the U. S. army, stationed at Fisher's Island, N. Y.; John, of Scotland, Pa., Soldiers' Orphan School; Albert, Chester Springs Soldiers' Orphan School; and Laura, at home. The funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. Services in the Trinity Reformed church. Interment in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.

12. Pension on 26 Jan 1903 in , , PA. A minor pension for minor Joseph Derrick, widow Priscilla Beacher, was filed for William Beacher for his military service in Company A of the 27th Regiment and Company C of the 194th Pennsylvania Infantry.


Priscilla married Jonathan Derk, son of Benjamin Derk and Catherine Kramer, about 1870 in , Schuylkill, PA. (Jonathan Derk was born about 1848 in Coal Twp., Northumberland, PA, died before Sep 1886 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA 24 and was buried in Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 25.)


Priscilla next married William M. Beacher, son of John Jacob Beacher Sr. and Angeline Eisenhuth, in 1883.1 (William M. Beacher was born on 1 Aug 1838 in , Centre, PA 26 27 28 29 30, christened on 28 Sep 1853 in Pottsville: Trinity Lutheran Church, Schuylkill, PA,31 died on 19 Oct 1900 in Mahanoy City, Schuylkill, PA 11 27 29 30 and was buried on 21 Oct 1900 in Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 30 32.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Mahanoy Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1483 Page: 253. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M34Q-P7Q .

2 FamilySearch.org, United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDY6-8FH Priscilla Beacher in record for Jonathan Derrick.

3 Ancestry.com, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records and Indexes, 1810-1973 (Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1810–1973. Microfilm publication, 137 rolls. Reels 1-110. Cuyahoga, Ohio.), Vol 110-111; Page: 448; Marriage of John H. Hayden and Laura Beacher.

4 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XDGD-RVW John H. Hayden and Laura Beacher, 27 Mar 1919; citing Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, reference 274-448; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,888,832.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/191865917.

6 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Mahanoy Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1483 Page: 253.

7 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Barry, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1180; Page: 109; Image: 114; Family History Library Film: 805180.

8 Beacher, Bruce Franklin, Beau-Chere, The Beacher Family Newsletter, Issue 1 Jun 1978.

9 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, PA > Schuylkill County. Will Book 12, Page 580. Online image 326. Priscilla Beacher.

10 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (www.republicanherald.com), 5 Jan 1903, page 4. Obituary of Prescilla Beacher.

11 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004).

12 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMCB-N7S Priscilla Derrick in entry for Alfred Beacher and Emma Beecroft, 1916.

13 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (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 39281. John Beacher. Father Wm Beacher. Mother Priscilla Derrick.

14 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Spanish War Compensation, 1898-1934 (Original data: Spanish American War Veteran's Compensation File. Department of Military and Veteran's Affairs, Record Group 19. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), William Henry Derrick, online image 741.

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16 (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/1pa/xmisc/orphansl-y.txt).

17 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (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 088252-61 Daisy Mae Williams. Father Jonathan Derrick. Mother Priscilla Weary. Spouse George Williams.

18 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (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 203413 Joseph Derrick. Father Jonathan Derrick. Mother Priscilla Weary.

19 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXR9-HGB Year: 1860; Census Place: Barry, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1180; Page: 109; Image: 114; Family History Library Film: 805180.

20 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZGY-GG4 Jonathan Dirk, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 30, family 228.

21 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWV4-NXJ Johnathan Derkie, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 201, sheet 524A.

22 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (www.republicanherald.com), 28 Sep 1891, page 1.

23 The Miners Journal (Pottsville, PA), 7 Dec 1897, page 4.

24 Ancestry.com, Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1861-1904, Jonathan Dirk, Schuylkill, PA. Pvt 79th Regiment Company H Pa Infy, contract dated 28 Sep 1886.

25 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43017870.

26 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255192; National Archives Film T9-1192; Page 22D.

27 Rice, Phillip A, Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights, West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania (Apollo, PA : Closson Press, c1993.
135 p. : map ; 28 cm. Includes index.).

28 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Pottsville South Ward, Series: M432 Roll: 827 Page: 388.

29 Billion Graves (http://www.BillionGraves.com), http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/JohnJacobBeacher/2802040.

30 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=43020696.

31 Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (http://www.Ancestry.com. Original from Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records.), Image 36.

32 Billion Graves (http://www.BillionGraves.com), http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/WilliamBeacher/2650987.



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