Johann Engel Buecher
George Albrecht Sr.
(Cir 1735-1794)
Anna Maria
John Beecher Sr.
Mary Ann Albrecht
William Beecher


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1. Julia Ann Carpenter

William Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 15 Nov 1799, , Lancaster, PA 1 6
  • Christened: 28 Dec 1799, New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA 6
  • Marriage (1): Julia Ann Carpenter
  • Died: 27 May 1879, , Fulton, IN at age 79 3
  • Buried: Mexico: Old Mexico Cemetery, Miami, IN 3

   Other names for William were Wilhelm Bicher 6 and William Bücher.6

   FamilySearch ID: LD9K-HDP.

  Christening Notes:

Sponsors were the parents.

  Burial Notes:

Tombstone: Beecher, Wm, d. May 27, 1879, ae 79y-7m-12d (finger points up)

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He has conflicting birth information of His date of birth estimated from his tombstone is Oct 1799 which differs by one month exactly from his correct birth in his christening record in the church., 15 Oct 1799 and New Holland, Lancaster, PA.

2. Tax List: Exonerations in County Tax in Earl Township in 1821: Freemen: Biecher Wm. .50, 1821, Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA. 7

3. On 17 Jan 1833 in New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA. 6 Five of William and Julianna's children are baptized at once on 17 Jan 1833 under the surname Bücher at the Trinity Lutheran Church in New Holland. Matilda is baptized there later in Apr 1834, but after that we cannot find this family active in this church. Perhaps they moved?.

4. Census in 1850 in Mifflin Twp., Franklin, OH. 8 William Reaker [mispelling of Beecher], farmer, 50, was living with wife Julia, 48.; Henry, farmer, 25; Elmira, 19; Matilda, 17; Julia, 14; and Barbary, 12. Everyone's birthplace is Pennsylvania except Ohio for the two youngest children. William's real estate is worth $500, and he is likely living on land given to him by his neighor and father-in-law, Henry Carpenter, occupation "none", 72, and his wife Harriett, 71, whose real estate is worth $400.

5. Court: Franklin Probate Court: Consent for Marriage or Julian A. Beecher to William V. Beecher on 2 Apr 1853 in , Franklin, OH. 9 To the Probate court of Franklin County, Ohio
I, William Beecher, the father of Julian A. Beecher who is under the age of eighteen years, hereby consent to the marriage of my said daughter with William V. Beecher
(signed) William Beecher, tanner
(signed) Julian Beeccher

Theodore Jones, April 2, 1853
The state of Ohio Franklin County SS.
I, Theodore Jones, make solem oath that I saw William & JUlian Beecher, father + mother of Julian A. Beecher above named sign the above and that they consented to the marriage of their said daughter with William V. Beecher, above named.
(signed) Theodore Jones

Sworn to and subscribed before me in the open court his 2d day of April AD 1853
(signed) Wm F. Wheeler
Dept. Clerk Prob Court



This 2d day of April A.D. 1853 personally came Theodore Jones and made oath that William V. Beecher is twenty-one years of age, and that Julian A. Beecher is a resident of this county; that both said last named persons are unmarried, and that there is no legal impediment to their being joined in marriage.
(signed) Theodore Jones

Subscribed and sworn to before me the day and year above named.
(signed) Wm F. Wheeler
Dp Clk Probate Court of Franklin Co.

6. Pension in 1854. 10 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.

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

7. Census in 1860 in Mifflin Twp., Franklin, OH. 1 William Beacher, 60, farmer and currier, is listed in the 1860 Census in Mifflin Township, Franklin County, Ohio with real estate valued at $500 and possessions worth $400. He is living with Julian, 55; and Matilda, 25. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Gahanna.

8. Book: History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, Ohio, 1880. 4
THE VILLAGE or GAHANNA, OR BRIDGEPORT, is a hamlet of about three hundred population, of comparatively recent growth. It is located in the east part of the township, upon Big Walnut creek, and midway between the northern and southern boundaries of the township. That portion of the village which is Gahanna was laid out in 1849 by John Clark, esq., and the other, properly called Bridgeport, was laid out in 1853 by Jesse Baughman. The village was never incorporated. The first place of residence which was built upon the site of Gahanna was a log cabin erected by John Ridenour and dwelt in by John Starritt. The first tavern was kept by James Staley and was known as the Mifflin hotel .The first store was kept by Thomas Young and the second by William Beecher. Gahanna has had a slow growth and very moderate business improvement. Three of the four churches of the township are situated in the village, and it has a good school, at present under the charge of Leonard Graham of Reynoldsburg. William Ross is postmaster, storekeeper, and hotel landlord. The other stores are those of Mrs. S. A. Quinn and Mrs. F. M. Petry. Wagon making is carried on by John Zuber and Jonas Glick, and Jacob and Charles Breiret are manufacturers of carriages. Theodore Carpenter is a tinner and hardware dealer.

9. Book: Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records, 1929. 11
William married Julia Carpenter (of Pa.); lived near Columbus, Ohio. Had 6 children.

William married Julia Ann Carpenter, daughter of Henry Carpenter and Henrietta. (Julia Ann Carpenter was born on 19 Feb 1803 in , , PA,12 died on 12 Jun 1883 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN 12 13 and was buried in Mexico: Old Mexico Cemetery, Miami, IN 12 13.)


1 , Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township, Series: M653 Roll: 962 Page: 107.

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

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4 (Williams Bros. publishers, 1880.), Page 489, Mifflin Township.

5, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 139. Julia A. Beecher. Father Wm Beecher. Mother Julia A. Carpenter. Spouse Wm V. Beecher.

6 (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.).

7 , Library, Collection CommOrder 1822 #006.

8 , Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township, Series: M432 Roll: 680 Page: 87.

9, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, William V. Beecher and Julian A. Beecher, 03 Apr 1853; citing Franklin, Ohio, United States, reference v6 p24; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 285,144.

10 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 319.

11 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.

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