Johann Engel Bücher
(1722-1778)
Elizabeth
George Albrecht Sr.
(Cir 1735-)
Mary
John Beecher Sr.
(1757-1819)
Mary Ann Albrecht
(1762-1834)
Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
(1796-1882)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Catherine Braun

2. Susan Conley

Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 9 Jan 1796, Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA 2 4 9 10
  • Christened: 19 Apr 1796, , Lancaster, PA 2 4
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Braun on 23 Mar 1820 in Jonestown: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA 1
  • Marriage (2): Susan Conley on 21 Dec 1842 in Lancaster: St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA
  • Died: 25 May 1882, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 86 10 11 12
  • Buried: 29 May 1882, Philadelphia: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 10 11 12

   Other names for Jacob were Jacob Bücher 2 and Jacob Büger.1

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Baptism on 19 Apr 1796 in , Lancaster, PA. 2 Baptism appears in the Personal Register of Reverend Traugott F. Illing. The translation as provided by author F. Edward Wright in his Church Records of the 18th Century volume: "Jacob, of John Bucher and wife Maria, b. 9 Jan 1796; bapt. 19 Apr. 1796. Sponsors not given."

Curiously, it is listed in the front portion of Illing's register associated with his baptisms performed in the Middletown vicinity. As explained by author F. Edward Wright in Lancaster County Church Records of the 18th Century:

"In one part of Illing's register are recorded the marriages and baptisms that centered around his activities while pastor at Middletown Lutheran Church in (now) Dauphin County. They were for Lutheran and Episcopal families who resided in townships within a few miles of Middletown, on both sides of the Susquehanna River, including: Donegal and Mount Joy Townships in Lancaster County; Newberry, Manchester, and Hellam Townships in York County; Rye and East Pennsboro Townships in Cumberland County; Paxtang and Derry Townships in now Dauphin County; and Lebanon Township in now Lebanon County.

In another section of Illing's register are recorded marriages and baptisms in the easternmost part of Lancaster County and adjacent townships of Berks and Chester Counties, while Rev. Illing was serving as pastor at Bangor Episcopal church in Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, and at Forest Lutheran Church and Allegheny Lutheran Church in nearby Berks County (and possible also at Pequea (St. John's) Episcopal Church on the boundary between Lancaster and Chester counties."

Note: Jacob's mother, Mary Ann Albrecht, was buried at Pequea Church, which is also near Bangor Episcopal Church in Churchtown. From other records we know the family was living in this area when Jacob was born.

2. Census in 1820 in Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 13 In Earl Township in the 1820 Census was listed Jacob Becar with this household:
Males (born)
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 father Jacob
Females (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 2 daughters
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 mother

On the same page is Peter Segner, whose brother George married Jacob's sister Elizabeth. Immediate neighbors listed are Samuel Yount, Philip Snyder, Michael Schmeader, Caleb Hudson, Dorothy Haldrey, Henry Wolf, Henry Conell.

3. On 6 Feb 1821 in New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA. 14 The child of Jacob and Catherine Bucher, John Valentine, is baptized at Trinity Lutheran in New Holland in 1821.

4. Tax List: 1829, Salisbury Twp., Lancaster, PA. 15 Jacob Beecher "labour, no horse, 1 cattle, taxed 0.12"
John Beecher "labour (no house), 1 cattle, tax 0.25"
Benjamin Beecher "freeholder. 116 acres 3rd rate land, 4 horses, 3 cattle. Assessed value $3090, tax 4.02 p."

5. Baptism on 10 Mar 1829 in Compass: St. John's Episcopal Church, Chester, PA, USA. 16 Text from the church record book:
J. B. Clemson baptized Jacob Franklin son of Jacob & Catharine Beecher at Parents house March 10th. Born September 13th, 1823. Sponsors Parents & Grandmother Beecher.
Rev. J. B. Clemson baptized Pariz Epler son of Jacob & Catharine Beecher March 10th. Born December 6th 1825. Sponsors the same.
Rev. John B. Clemson baptized Kezia Allworth March 10th. Born April 11th, 1828, daughter of Jacob & Catharine Beecher. Sponsors the same.

6. Census in 1830 in Salisbury Twp., Lancaster, PA. 17 In 1830 in Salisbury Township is listed the household of Jacob Beacher with:

Males (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830) = 2 sons
5-9 (1821-1825) = 2 sons
30-39 (1791-1800) = 1 Jacob
Females (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830) = 1 daughter
20-29 (1801-1810) = 1 daughter
50-59 (1771-1780) = 1 wife

7. Census in 1850 in Salisbury Twp., Lancaster, PA. 3 Jacob Beecher, age 53, laborer, is living with his wife, Susanna, 32; Lorenzo H., 5; George W., 2. Also with them is Sophia Connelly, 63, perhaps Susanna's mother? Within this same home but identified as a family is John Connelly, 20, laborer, with his wife Amanda, 19, and George McGalager, 33, laborer. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Susanna and Sophia who were born in Maryland.

8. Pension in 1854. 18 Following in a copy of a letter from U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Pensions, received by Mrs. Harry Kennett McAdams, 309 N. Broadway, Lexington, KY. [Ms. McAdams is a descendent.]

"I advise you that form the papers in the Revolutionary War Pension Claim, S.39982, it appears that John Beecher, or Becher, enlisted in Lebanon, in what was later Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, April, 1788, served as a Private in Captain Meng's Company, Colonel Benjamin Flowers Artillery Artificers Regiment and was discharged April 3, 1779.

"He was allowed a Pension on his application executed November 28, 1818, while a resident of Berne Township, Berks County, Pa., aged over fifty-six years. He died March 22, 1819.

"Soldier's wife, Mary Ann Beecher, died November 11, 1837. Her maiden name and date of marriage not stated.

"In 1854, Jacob Nyswender and Henry Carpenter stated in Columbus, Ohio, that the following were the children and only heirs of said John and Mary Ann Beecher:

"John Beecher, of Berks County, Pa.

"William Beecher and Barbara Nyswender, both of Franklin County, Ohio.

"Margaret Mulliner, of Philadelphia, Pa.

"Benjamin Beecher, Jacob Beecher, and Catherine Paxon, all of Chester Co., Pa.

"Samuel Beecher, of Lancaster Co., Pa.

"Lydia Cook, of Clark Co., Va.

"There is no record in this bureau of land having been granted by the United States, on account of the service of the above named Revolutionary War Soldier, John Beecher, or Becher.

"Respectfully,
Winfield Scott, Commissioner, Rev. and 1812 Wars Section."

9. Residence: in 1854 in , Chester, PA. 18

10. Census in 1860 in West Brandywine Twp., Chester, PA. 19 Jacob Beecher, age 64, occupation carter, is listed in the 1860 Census in West Brandywine Township in Chester County. He is living with wife Susan, 41; Lorenzo, 14; George, 12; Benjamin, 8; Emma, 2; and Leah Doan, 64, seamstress [could be Jacob's mother-in-law?]. His real estate was valued at $0 and his personal possessions at $200. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Coatesville, Pa.

11. Residence: Beecher, Jacob, merchant, 1539 N. 12Th. In 1862 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 20

12. Residence: Beecher, Jacob F., merchant, 529 Market, h 1539 N 12th in 1866 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 21

13. Census in 1870 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 22 Jacob Bucher, 75, no occupation, is living in Philadelphia in the 88th Division 26th Ward, with Susan, 51; Lorenza, 25, works in rollin mill; George, 22, works in rollin mill; Benjamin, 17, clerk druggist; and Emma, 12, at school. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Jacob's real estate was worth $1,900.

14. Pitman Methodist Episcopal Church, class records on 6 Mar 1872 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 23 George W. Beecher, 2226 Remble St.
Ellen Beecher, 2226 Remble St.
Jacob Beecher, 2613 Ellsworth St.

15. Census in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 24 Jacob Beecher, age 84, is living with wife Susannah, 61; son Benjamin C., 27, who "works in store"; and daughter Susan E., 21. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Susannah was born in Maryland.

16. Death Certificate: Jacob Beecher, white male, 86 yrs. Married, date of death May 25th 1882, residence 2639 Ellsworth St., burial 29 May 1882 Mount Moriah, 25 May 1882, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 11

17. Obituary: Philadelphia Inquirer: obituary of Jacob Beecher. On 29 May 1882 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 12 DIED. BEECHER -- On the 25th inst., JACOB BEECHER, aged eightly six years. The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 1 o'clock, from his late residence, No. 2639 Ellsworth street. Services at Pitman M. E. Church, Twenty third and Lombard streets. To proceed to Mount Moriah.

18. Residence: Beecher, Jacob F., salesman, h 831 Market. In 1883 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 25

19. Book: Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records, 1929. 26
Jacob Beecher, 12th child of John Beecher and Mary Ann Albert, married his cousin, Catherine Brown, of Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pa. She was a daughter of Catherine (Katy) Albert and Mr. Brown. (Katy's sister, Mary Ann Albert, married John Beecher.) Margaret Albert, another sister, married Mr. Epler (his family built Epler's Church). Children of Jacob and Catherine Beecher:
1. John Valentine Beecher. Died 1886; aged 65; married two times.
2. Jacob Franklin Beecher married Catherine Elizabeth Bracket, March 28, 1844; had one son, Dr. A. C. W. Beecher, of Philadelphia, Pa.
3. Paris Epler Beecher.
4. Kaziah Beecher married Mr. Thompson.
5. William Lightner Beecher.
6, 7, 8, 9 no record.
[Note: This book notes that some information was provided by Dr. A. C. Beecher of Philadelphia, and he is one of the children named above.]

20. Book: Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records, 1929. 27
Jacob married Catherine Brown, his cousin. He died 1883. Had 9 children. They lived in Chester Co., Pa.

21. 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. 26 28


Jacob married Catherine Braun, daughter of Braun and Catharine Albrecht, on 23 Mar 1820 in Jonestown: Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lebanon, PA.1 (Catherine Braun was born in 1802 in Jonestown, Lebanon, PA and died about 1840 27.)


Jacob next married Susan Conley, daughter of Conley and Sophia, on 21 Dec 1842 in Lancaster: St. James Episcopal Church, Lancaster, PA. (Susan Conley was born about 1819 in , , MD,24 died on 23 Jun 1890 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 29 30 and was buried on 26 Jun 1890 in Philadelphia: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 29 30.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i>, PA > Lebanon > Jonestown > Lutheran > Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church printed page 312 online image 368, typewritten transcription. Jacob Büger and Catharina Braun.

2 <i>Personal Register of Reverend Traugott F. Illing</i>.

3 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Salisbury Township, Series: M432 Roll: 789 Page: 32.

4 Wright, F. Edward, <i>Church records of the 18th century, Lancaster County, Pa.</i> (Westminster, MD Family Line Publications 1994), Vol. 5, page 143.

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

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.), Death Certificate 981. Benjamin Conley Beecher. Father Jacob Beecher. Mother Susan Conley. Spouse Bertha P. Beecher.

7 <i>Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 14 Jul 1896, page 5. Death of Susan Emma Craig.

8 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 14 Jul 1896, page 9. Obituary of Susan Emma Craig.

9 <i>Records of Nancy Eitnier, a descendant</i>.

10 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=127601069.

11 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/JK3Q-RYX Jacob Beecher, 1882.

12 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 29 May 1882, page 4. Obituary of Jacob Beicher.

13 <i>1820 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Earl Township, Series: M33 Roll: 106 Page: 126.

14 <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.).

15 <i>Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004)</i>, Obtained at Lancaster County Historical Society.

16 <i>Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (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.

17 <i>1830 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Salisbury Township, Series: M19 Roll: 153 Page: 251.

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 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Brandywine Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1094 Page: 577.

20 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1862 Philadelphia City Directory, page 38.

21 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1866 Philadelphia City Directory, page 70.

22 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia 88th Division 26th Ward, Series: M593 Roll: 1414 Page: 565.

23 Ancestry.com, <i>Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records</i> (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 372. Image 26. Pitman Methodist Episcopal Church, March 6 1872.

24 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255185; National Archives Film T9-1185; Page 750A.

25 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1883 Philadelphia City Directory, page 160.

26 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.

27 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 320.

28 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 3494, J. F. Beecher, father Jacob Beecher, mother Catherine Epler.

29 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/JFDX-T94 Susan Beecher, 1890.

30 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 26 Jun 1890, page 6. Obituary of Susan Beecher.



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