Johann Engel Bücher
(1722-1778)
Elizabeth
George Albrecht Sr.
(Cir 1735-)
Mary
John Beecher Sr.
(1757-1819)
Mary Ann Albrecht
(1762-1834)
George Beecher
(1790-1842)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Maria Barbara Graef

George Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 9 Nov 1790, , Lancaster, PA 4 10
  • Christened: 28 May 1791, New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA 8 10
  • Marriage (1): Maria Barbara Graef in Dec 1816 in , Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 10 Mar 1842, Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA at age 51 8 11 12
  • Buried: 13 Mar 1842, Wernersville: St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Berks, PA 4 8 11 13 14

   Other names for George were George Bicher 12 15 and George Bücher.10 16

  General Notes:

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  Christening Notes:

Baptism appears in the Personal Register of Reverend Traugott F. Illing.

  Death Notes:

Event Description: The History of St. John's records George Beecher died 13 Mar 1842 age 50 4 2. Son William Beecher, administrator of George's estate, in his court filing wrote George died in 1841. Calculating 50 years 4 months 2 days from his birth is 11 Mar 1841.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact: Y-DNA tests in 2014 prove George Beecher (1790-1841) is related to John Beecher (1759-1819) of Berks County and his DNA doesn't match the CT Beechers, as claimed in son William's bio in Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County., 1790, , Lancaster, PA. See http://www.SearchTrees.com/beecher for more info.
See http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi for the CT Beechers which shows no such George in their line.

2. Baptism on 26 Oct 1817 in Reading: First Reformed Church, Berks, PA, USA. William Beacher [sic], b. 22 Aug 1817 parents George & Barbara Beacher 6

3. Baptism on 26 Jul 1820 in Reading: First Reformed Church, Berks, PA, USA. Eli Beacher b. 11 May 1819 parents George and Barbara 6

4. Estate: The estate papers of George Beecher are available online at https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1971-28949-9238-80?cc=1999196&wc=9P9M-VZQ:268499201,275331701, 24 Mar 1842, Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 17 The probate records for George Beecher are online at FamilySearch.org (see source citation). The records state he died intestate (without a will.) His probate folder contains the following documents:
Administrative Bond
Real Estate Bond
Inventory appraisal of his persosnal property.
Vendue list of all items of personal property sold at public auction
Sale
Account

On 24 Mar 1842 an administrative bond was issued binding the Administrator, George's son William Beecher, and relatives George Reifschneider and Adam Spengler, to produce within 30 days an inventory of George's personal property, and within a year an account of his credits and debts. On 1 Apr 1842 the inventory was filed.

On 10 Nov 1842 the orphan's court granted an order for a public sale of the real estate of George Beecher on 10 Dec 1842 at the Rader Inn in Heidelberg Township, in response to the following petition filed by William Beecher:

"To the Honorable the Judges of the Orphan's Court of Berks County
The petition of William Beecher Administrator of all and singular the goods & chattles rights and credits where were of George Beecher late of Heidelberg Township Berks County deceased
Respectfully represents that the said George Beecher died intestate in the year one thousand eight hundred forty one leaving a widow to wit Barbara and issue four children, William, Harrison, Mary & Catharine Beecher and seized of the following Real Estate situate in the Township of Heidelberg Berks County to wit a certain messauge tenement & tract of land containing twelve acres more or less adjoining lands of John M. Heck, John Rader, Benjamin Waldman & George Lash on which are erected a Log House & Stable, one acre being Woodland, one acre meadow, a thriving young apple orchard and two springs on the premises, the above described is all the real Estate of Said decedent which has come to your petitioner's knowledge, that the personal estate of Said decendent is insufficient for payment of his debts as appears by the Schedule, Statem. & Inventory hereto annexed. --
Your petitioiner therefore prays your honors to grant him an order of Sale of Said Real Estate for the purpose of paying the debts of said decedent.
And he will pray,
William Beecher

On 10 Nov 1843 the court documents state that William Beecher "did report that in pursuance of said order of Court, he did at the time and place therein mentioned expose the premises therein described to Sale by Public outcry & that for what of sufficient bidders did not sell the same." The court granted an alias order of sale for the property to be sold on 9 Dec 1843 at the house of George Rader Innkeeper in Heidelberg Township.

On 19 Dec 1843 William reported to the court the land was sold to the highest bidder, John Bohn, for $425.10.

5. Obituary: Reading Adler: Died. March 10. George Bicher, 51, Heidelberg Twp. On 29 Mar 1842 in Reading, Berks, PA. 12

6. Book: Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records, 1929. 18
George married; died, aged about 40; had 5 children.


George married Maria Barbara Graef, daughter of Jacob Graef and Unknown, in Dec 1816 in , Berks, PA.1 (Maria Barbara Graef was born on 12 Aug 1792 in Exeter Twp., Berks, PA 4 8 19 20, christened on 14 Oct 1792 in Jacksonwald: Schwarzwald Reformed Church, Berks, PA,19 died on 6 Sep 1848 in , Berks, PA 4 8 20 and was buried on 6 Sep 1848 in Wernersville: St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Berks, PA 4 8 20 21.)


Sources


1 <i>Reading Adler Newspaper (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania.), http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/berks/vitals/marberk2.txt 31 Dec 1816 Edition 31 Dec 1816 Edition.

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 853.

3 <i>St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Wernersville, Berks County, PA</i> (Lower Heidelberg Township).

4 <i>St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Wernersville, Berks County, PA</i> (Lower Heidelberg Township), http://berks.pa-roots.com/books/HainsChurch/Hains9b.html.

5 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 5663, Catharine Wahl, father George Beecher, mother Barbara Graeff.

6 Jacqueline B. Nein, <i>First Reformed Church, Reading, Pennsylvania, an alphabetized compilation of baptisms, marriages, and funerals from 1771-1905</i> (Jacqueline B. Nein, 4701 Saint George Street, Reading, PA 196060 1988. Book viewable online at LDS family history centers.), page 8.

7 Kershner, W. J. (William Jacob), 1852-1926; Lerch, Adam G., joint author, <i>History of St. John's (Hain's) Reformed church in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Penna</i> (Reading, Pa., I. M. Beaver. 1916. Online at http://archive.org/details/historyofstjohns00ker .), Page 270. George Beecher buried 13 Mar 1842 age 50 years 4 months 2 days.

8 <i>Research of John Franklin Beecher (1877-1971)</i> (File GA-B-414 at Berks History Center library, amily tree dated 1961 of the descendants of George Beecher (1791-1842) created by John Franklin Beecher.).

9 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2VW-N9Q Catharine Beecher, 25 Jul 1830; Christening St. Johns Hains Reformed Church.

10 <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.).

11 <i>Reading Adler Newspaper (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania.), 29 Mar 1842, page 2. Obituary of George Bicher.

12 <i>Reading Adler Newspaper (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania.), 29 Mar 1842, Obituary of George Bicher.

13 <i>St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Wernersville, Berks County, PA</i> (Lower Heidelberg Township), http://archive.org/stream/historyofstjohns00kers/historyofstjohns00kers_djvu.txt.

14 Kershner, W. J. (William Jacob), 1852-1926; Lerch, Adam G., joint author, <i>History of St. John's (Hain's) Reformed church in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Penna</i> (Reading, Pa., I. M. Beaver. 1916. Online at http://archive.org/details/historyofstjohns00ker .), Page 270. George Beecher d. 13 Mar 1842 age 50 years 4 months 2 days.

15 <i>Reading Adler Newspaper (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania.), http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/berks/vitals/marberk2.txt 31 Dec 1816 Edition.

16 Berks County Courthouse, Will of John Beecher, executed March 8, 1819.

17 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994</i> (Images of court probate book pages online at https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999196 .), Berks County. Vol. Estates 1800-1850 Beaky, Francis-Berger, Lydia. Folder 59. Online images 1395 to 1425.

18 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 319.

19 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania Church Records - Adams, Berks, and Lancaster Counties, 1729-1881</i>, PA > Berks > Schwartzwald Reformed Church. Maria Barbara Graef. Father Jacob Graef.

20 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=170652700.

21 Kershner, W. J. (William Jacob), 1852-1926; Lerch, Adam G., joint author, <i>History of St. John's (Hain's) Reformed church in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Penna</i> (Reading, Pa., I. M. Beaver. 1916. Online at http://archive.org/details/historyofstjohns00ker .), Page 272. Barbara Beecher d. 6 Sep 1848 age 56 years 0 months 25 days.



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