Johann Engel Bücher
(1722-1778)
Elizabeth
George Albrecht Sr.
(Cir 1735-)
Mary
John Beecher Sr.
(1757-1819)
Mary Ann Albrecht
(1762-1834)
Barbara Beecher
(1794-1879)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Michael Neiswender

Barbara Beecher 1

  • Born: 10 Mar 1794, Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Michael Neiswender on 17 Jun 1811 in Reading, Berks, PA
  • Died: 1 Oct 1879, Gahanna, Franklin, OH at age 85 2 3 4 5
  • Buried: Gahanna: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Franklin, OH 2 3 4

   Other names for Barbara were Barbary Beecher 6 and Barbara Bücher.3 7

  Burial Notes:

Later Michael and Barbara were moved from the graves on the Fred Neiswender farm to a Lutheran church yard.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Arrival: History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio: Jefferson Township pioneer Michael Neiswender arrived in 1818, in 1818, in Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH. 8 From "History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio"
"Jefferson Township was largely settled by pioneers from New Jersey, a portion of the lands being bought in a body by a citizen of that state. The first settlers came into the township as early as 1802 or the following year and located along Black Lick. Among the first were Daniel Dagoe, Moses Ogden, Peter Francisco, William Headley, Michael and Abraham Stagg, Jacob Tharp, Jacob and John H. Smith, Jonathan Whitehead and Isaac Baldwin. Later than these pioneers but still at an early date arrived Joseph Edgar, Michael Neiswender, Shuah Mann, John Kelso, Richard Rhodes, Isaac Painter, John Inks, Joseph Compton, John Davenport, William Havens, William Armstrong and others The township contained by the time of the war of 1812 about twenty settlers some of whom however remained but a short time.
Among the settlers who followed closely those already mentioned were Michael Neiswender Andrew Allison George Beals A Fave and others Michael and Barbara Neiswender came in 1818 from Berks county Pennsylvania Their sons Samuel and Godfrey still live in the township."

2. Census in 1830 in Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH. 9 The 1830 census recorded Michael Nisewender with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 80 thru 89: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 8
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 11
Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 11

3. Census in 1840 in Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH. 10 The 1840 census recorded Michael Nisewinter with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 15 thru 19: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons - Under 20: 6
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 9
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 9

4. Census in 1850 in Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH. 6 George Dague, farmer, 23, was living with wife Harriett, 21. Both were born in Ohio and the census column is checked to indicate they were married within the year 1850.

Next door is Michael Neiewander, farmer, 60, with his wife Barbary, 57; son Corades, farmer, 24; Adam, cooper, 22; Soloman, farmer, 18; Rueben, 15; son Frances, 8; and Mary, 19. The next home is Reuben Neiewender, farmer, 24, and Mary, 65. Michael and Barbary were born in Pennsylvania, the elder Mary in Maryland, and everyone else in Ohio.

5. Pension in 1854. 11 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."

6. Census in 1870 in Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH. 12 In the household of Samuel Neiswender, farmer, 56, was living his wife Elizabeth, 57; Samuel Jr. 23; and Samuel's mother, Barbary Neiswender, 76, "invalid with them". Samuel and mother were born in Pennsylvania, the others in Ohio.

7. Book: Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records, 1929. 11
Barbara - born March 10, 1794; died Oct. 1, 1879; married June 11, 1811, at Reading, Pa. Married Michael Nyswender (also spelled Neiswender). he was born June 19, 1791; died Dec. 12, 1858. Lived Franklin Co., Ohio. They had 12 children. Buried on Fred Neiswender farm, later moved to Lutheran church yard.


Barbara married Michael Neiswender, son of Peter Neuschwender and Eva Velt, on 17 Jun 1811 in Reading, Berks, PA. (Michael Neiswender was born on 19 Jun 1791 in Manheim Twp., Berks, PA,2 3 13 14 died on 12 Dec 1858 in Gahanna, Franklin, OH 2 3 13 14 and was buried in Gahanna: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Franklin, OH 2 3 13 14.)

  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. They have conflicting marriage information of 11 Jun 1811 and Reading, Berks, PA. 2


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X8CP-W8K Mary Shull, 10 Jan 1909; citing Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, reference fn 1685; FHL microfilm 1,926,952.

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 320.

3 <i>Peace Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Gahanna, Franklin County, Ohio</i> (http://www.genealogybug.net/Franklin_Cemeteries/peaceluth/peaceluth.htm).

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61361510.

5 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio Deaths and Burials, 1854-1997</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F6JK-7M3 John Beecher in entry for Barbara Neiswender, 01 Oct 1879.

6 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Franklin County, Jefferson Township, Series: M432 Roll: 680 Page: 123.

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

8 <i>History of Franklin & Pickaway Counties, Ohio</i> (Williams Bros. publishers, 1880.), "Jefferson Township," p. 398-99.

9 <i>1830 United States Census</i>, 1830; Census Place: Jefferson, Franklin, Ohio; Series: M19; Roll: 131; Page: 42; Family History Library Film: 0337942.

10 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Year: 1840; Census Place: Jefferson, Franklin, Ohio; Roll: 393; Page: 84; Image: 174; Family History Library Film: 0020164.

11 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.

12 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Franklin County, Jefferson Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1200 Page: 536.

13 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township, Series: M432 Roll: 680 Page: 87.

14 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=61324345.



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