John Beecher Sr.
(1757-1819)
Mary Ann Albrecht
(1762-1834)
Braun
Catharine Albrecht
(1757-1840)
Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
(1796-1882)
Catherine Braun
(1802-Abt 1840)
John Valentine Beecher
(1821-1886)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth S. Emery

2. Ann Maria Ayers

John Valentine Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  • Born: 8 Jan 1821, Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA 2 3 4 13 14
  • Christened: 6 Feb 1821, New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA 13 14
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth S. Emery about 1844 in , , PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Ann Maria Ayers
  • Died: 5 Jun 1886, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA at age 65 2 4 14
  • Buried: North Coventry Twp.: Mount Zion Cemetery, Chester, PA 4

   Another name for John was Johann Valentin Bucher.13

  Christening Notes:

The christening record in the church book: Jacob & Cather. Bücher [parents] Johann Valentin [son] geb. 8t January 1821 6th Feb 1821 [baptismal date] die Eltern [sponsors were the parents.]

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in East Nantmeal Twp., Chester, PA. 15 The 1850 census recorded John Beecher as John Bucher [two e's in handwriting can look like a u], farmer, 29, who was living with Elizabeth, 24; Jacob, 5; Mary, 2, and a laborer, Peter Overderff, 18. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. He had no real estate value.

2. Census in 1860 in Fermanagh Twp., Juniata, PA. 3 John Beecher, machinist, 39, was living with wife Elizabeth, 35; son Franklin, 15; Anna, 9; Catharine, 6; Martha, 3; John 3; and Margaret, 3 months. All were born in Pennsylvania. John's real estate was worth $1,800 and possessions $900. The post office was Mifflintown.

3. The October, 1865 U.S. IRS Tax Assessment List for Collection District 14 shows Jno. V. Beecher of Mifflin, Produce Booker, owing $5.83 to the IRS. 16

4. The May, 1866 U.S. IRS Tax Assessment List for Collection District 14 shows Jno. V. Beecher of Mifflintown owing $25 to the IRS. 17

5. Moved: 1866, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

6. Newspaper: Juniata Sentinel, 2 May 1866, Mifflintown, Juniata, PA. 18 NOTICE - The undersigned having purchased from J. V. Beecher the following described personal property, which he has left in the possession of the said J. V. Beecher during his pleasure, hereby notifies all persons not to interfere with the same:
One Span of Mules, Two Cows, One Calf, One Farm or Road Wagon, One Two-Horse Sleigh, One Spring Wagon, Fourteen Head of Sheep and Lambs, One Ox Cart, Two Plows, One Spike, Harrow, Five Shoats Straw in the Barn, Two Cultivators, Four Sets of Harness together with the Hay in the Barn, Grain in the Ground on the place, now occupied by the said Beecher.
John Emery

7. Residence: 2213 Coals Street in Philadelphia, noted in the death certificate for son Charles. Attending physician was John Valentine Beecher's nephew, A. C. W. Beecher. On 30 Apr 1869 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 19

8. Census in 1870 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 20 John Beecher was recorded twice in the 1870 census at two locations. On 18 Jul 1870 he was recorded as John Beecher, laborer, 49, living with wife Ann, 38; Kate, 16; Mattie, 14; John, 10; Maggie, 10; Harry, 6; and Rebecca, 5. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except mother Ann in New York. On 15 Nov 1870 he was living on N Side of Federal Street as: John Beecher, 40, with wife Anna, 30; Margaret, 10; John, 10; Henry, 8; Rebecca 5.

9. Residence: The 1873 Philadelphia City Directory lists: Beecher, John V., helper, h 2511 Federal. In 1873 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 21

10. Census in 1880 in Pottsgrove, Montgomery, PA. 22 Father John Beecher and son Franklin are living as neighbors in 1880.

The 1880 census recorded Franklin Bucher [ the two e's are mistaken for a u in handwriting in the census and indexed as Bucher, not Beecher ], occupation puddler [ iron worker ], 35, living with wife Annie, 30. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

Next door is his father, John Beecher, occupation canvasser for rheumatism, .59, a boarder in the household of Joseph Hoffe, 32, and his wife Mary, 28.

11. Residence: 1884 Boyd's Pottstown Directory: listing of Beecher households and occupations in 1884 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 23 Beecher Daniel H., h King n Hanover
Beecher Frank, puddler, h Beech ab Washington
Beecher John V., agent, h Apple bel Franklin
Beecher Lyman, (L & W. C. Beecher), h 315 King
Beecher L & W. C. drygoods, 223 High
Beecher Samuel, cashier, 223 High, h King n Hanover
Beecher William C., (L & W. C. Beecher), h High bel Baily

12. Residence: The 1891 Philadelphia City Directory lists: Beecher, Ann M., wid John V., h 2702 Federal. In 1891 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 24


John married Elizabeth S. Emery, daughter of John Emery and Mary Woodward, about 1844 in , , PA.1 (Elizabeth S. Emery was born on 15 Sep 1824 in , Chester, PA,3 25 died on 6 Jul 1869 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 25 26 and was buried on 7 Jul 1869 in North Coventry Twp.: Mount Zion Cemetery, Chester, PA 25.)


John next married Ann Maria Ayers. (Ann Maria Ayers was born on 3 Apr 1832 in , , PA,27 died on 12 Feb 1911 in North Coventry Twp., Chester, PA 27 28 and was buried on 15 Feb 1911 in Roxborough: Leverington Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 27 28.)


Sources


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> (http://new.familysearch.org : accessed 21 May 2013), entry for John Valentine Beecher, person ID LD92-Z9H.

2 McAdams, Mrs. Harry Kennett: compiler and publisher. Sections of Beecher Genealogy compiled with aid of direct descendent Dr. A.C. Beecher in Philadelphia, <i>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.</i> (Keystone Printery, Lexington, KY. 1929.), Page 313.

3 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Juniata County, Fermanagh Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1119 Page: 595.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106088647.

5 <i>Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906</i> (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VBT8-QGX birth of Willie Beecher, 1873, parents John V. and Annie Beecher.

6 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 73993. Mrs. Catherine Lason. Father John Beecher. Mother Emery.

7 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 110547. Franklin J. Beecher. Father John V. Beecher. Mother Elizabeth S. Emery.

8 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 107963. Martha Jane Harrison. Father John V Beecher. Mother Elizabeth Emery. Spouse Edward K Harrison.

9 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 42530. William Ayers Beecher. Father John V. Beecher. Mother Annie Ayers. Spouse Emma Whitman.

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 60638. Anna R. Murray. Father John V. Becher. Mother Elizabeth Emery. Spouse Harvey W. Murray.

11 <i>Pottstown Mercury</i> (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 7 May 1945, page 3. Obituary of William A. Beecher.

12 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), William Ayres Beecher, SSN 180206057.

13 <i>Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania</i> (Note: Some very early records that appear in this church register were from Muddy Creek Lutheran Church in Brecknock Township, before the congregation moved to New Holland.).

14 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106088622.

15 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Nantmeal Township, Series: M432 Roll: 766 Page: 224.

16 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918</i> (National Archives (NARA) microfilm series: M603, M754-M771, M773-M777, M779-M780, M782, M784, M787-M789, M791-M793, M795, M1631, M1775-M1776, T227, T1208-T1209.), Pennsylvania District 14 Lists July 1865-June 1866, printed page No. 23, microfilm image 101 of 283 on Ancestry.com, entry for Jno. V. Beecher of Mifflin.

17 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918</i> (National Archives (NARA) microfilm series: M603, M754-M771, M773-M777, M779-M780, M782, M784, M787-M789, M791-M793, M795, M1631, M1775-M1776, T227, T1208-T1209.), Pennsylvania District 14 Lists July 1865-June 1866, microfilm image 201 of 283 on Ancestry.com, entry for John V. Beecher of Mifflintown.

18 <i>Juniata Sentinel and Republican</i> (Mifflintown, Juniata, Pennsylvania), 2 May 1866, page 2.

19 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915</i> (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JKSJ-FQV Death of Chas. Summer Beecher.

20 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Year: 1870 18 Jul; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 26 District 88, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1414; Page: 570B; Image: 462; FHL Film: 552913. 2nd listing: 1870 15 Nov, , Ward 26. N Side Federal Street.

21 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Image 107 of 750. Philadelphia, 1873 Pennsylvania City Directory, Page 194.

22 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Pottsgrove, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1158; Family History Film: 1255158; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 024; Image: 0518.

23 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1884 Boyd's Pottstown Directory. Printed page 241, online image 112.

24 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Image 157 of 2090. Philadelphia City Directory, Page 143.

25 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=106088668.

26 <i>Village Record, West Chester, Pennsylvania</i>, 24 Aug 1869.

27 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 15720, Ann Maria Beecher, parents unknown, b. 3 Apr 1832.

28 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915</i> (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), Image 94 of 560. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J69L-MLY Ann Maria Beecher, 1911.



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