John Schmidt
Catherine
Susan Schmidt
(1813-1893)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Beecher III

Susan Schmidt 1 2 3

  • Born: 13 Feb 1813, Leesport, Berks, PA 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): John Beecher III
  • Died: 8 Nov 1893, Bern Twp., Berks, PA at age 80 1 2 3 5
  • Buried: Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 1 2

   Other names for Susan were Susanna Schmitt,6 7 Susan Smith 3 4 8 9 10 11 and Susannah Smith.9

  Burial Notes:

Her tombstone reads: Our mother Susanna Beecher daughter of John and Catharine Schmitt wife of John Beecher born February 13 1813 died November 9 1893 aged 80 years 8 months 25 ds.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1840 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 12 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

2. Census in 1850 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 13 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?

3. Census in 1880 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 7 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.

4. Obituary: Reading Times: Mrs. John Bechert on 9 Nov 1893 in Reading, Berks, PA. 5 Mrs. John Bechert, who lived near Leesport and was an invalid for five years, died aged 76 years. Her husband and the following children survive: John, William, Cornelius, Mrs. Benneville Clay, Mrs. Robert Ammarell and Mrs. Miller, of Reading.


Susan married John Beecher III, son of John Beecher Jr. and Catharine Eilzabeth Bernheisel. (John Beecher III was born on 15 Aug 1819 in Leesport, Berks, PA 1 3 4 14 15 16 17 18, christened on 13 Oct 1819 in South Manheim Twp.: St. Paul's Church (Summer Hill), Schuylkill, PA,14 16 died on 19 Jul 1896 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA 1 3 17 and was buried in Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 1 17.)


Sources


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

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

3 <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).

4 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.

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

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

7 1880 United States Census, Family History Library Film 1255099, National Archives Film Number T9-1099, Page 68A.

8 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.

9 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Bern Township, Series: M432 Roll: 753 Page: 428.

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.), Certificate 38547. Catharine Ammarell. Father John Beechert. Mother Susan Smith.

11 <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.

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

13 <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.

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

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

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

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

18 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.



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