Other names for Catherine were Catharina Braun 1 and Catherine Brown.2
FamilySearch ID: LDHM-B1C.
Catherine is likely a descendant of this Braun family line, because it is associated with other allied surnames and locations related to the Beechers:
Noted events in her life were:
1. Relatives To Research: Researchers should note that the Braun and Albrecht families are found in the 1770-80s on the same pages of the records of St Luke´s Lutheran Church in Schaefferstown, Lebanon, Pennsylvania (see Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records on Ancestry.com)., 1773, Schaefferstown, Lebanon, PA.
2. Fact: Jacob's first spouse is identified as Catherine Brown/Braun in the citied "Kentucky Pioneers" book, but on son Jacob F. Jr's. PA death certificate, the informant Jr.s' wife stated his mother was Catherine Epler. 3 4
3. She was a witness to the baptism of Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr. 10 Mar 1829 Compass: St. John's Episcopal Church, Chester, PA, USA. 5 5 Text from the church record book:
Catherine married Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr., son of John Beecher Sr. and Mary Ann Albrecht, on 23 Mar 1820 in Jonestown: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA.1 (Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr. was born on 9 Jan 1796 in Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA 6 7 8 9, christened on 19 Apr 1796 in , Lancaster, PA,6 8 died on 25 May 1882 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 9 10 11 and was buried on 29 May 1882 in Philadelphia: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 9 10 11.)
1 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Lebanon > Jonestown > Lutheran > Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church printed page 312 online image 368, typewritten transcription. Jacob Büger and Catharina Braun.
2 McAdams, Mrs. Harry Kennett: compiler and publisher. Sections of Beecher Genealogy compiled with aid of direct descendent Dr. A.C. Beecher in Philadelphia, Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries. Copied by American War Mothers. (Keystone Printery, Lexington, KY. 1929.), Page 320.
3 McAdams, Mrs. Harry Kennett: compiler and publisher. Sections of Beecher Genealogy compiled with aid of direct descendent Dr. A.C. Beecher in Philadelphia, Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries. Copied by American War Mothers. (Keystone Printery, Lexington, KY. 1929.), Page 313.
4 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.), Death Certificate 3494, J. F. Beecher, father Jacob Beecher, mother Catherine Epler.
5 (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 565. Saint Johns Episcopal Church, Compass, Chester, PA. Baptism of Jacob Franklin, Pariz Epler and Kezia Allworth Beecher.
6 "Personal Register of Reverend Traugott F. Illing" (https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1027932).
8 Wright, F. Edward, Church records of the 18th century, Lancaster County, Pa. (Westminster, MD Family Line Publications 1994), Vol. 5, page 143.
9 , http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=127601069.
10 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915 (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JK3Q-RYX Jacob Beecher, 1882.
11 , 29 May 1882, page 4. Obituary of Jacob Beicher.
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