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1. Joseph B. Kunse

Margaret Jane Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 7 Apr 1854, Columbus, Franklin, OH 1 3 4 6
  • Marriage (1): Joseph B. Kunse on 18 Dec 1873 in Miami, Miami, IN
  • Died: 23 Jul 1907, Peru, Miami, IN at age 53 3 4
  • Buried: 25 Jul 1907, Peru: Mount Hope Cemetery, Miami, IN 3 4

   FamilySearch ID: LDH9-X4T.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Jefferson Twp., Franklin, OH. 1 William Beecher, 28, carpenter, is found in the 1860 Census in Jefferson Township in Franklin County living with his wife, Julian, age 24; Margaret, 6; Mary J., 2; and Elizah, 1 month old on the 25 of July, 1860 when the census was recorded. Everyone was born in Ohio, except William who was born in Pennsylvania. The value of his real estate and possessions is blank, indicating he was probably renting. The post office listed is Blacklick.

Living next door is his father, Benjamin Beecher, 57, blacksmith, with his wife Margaret, 54; John J., 21, carpenter; Margaret S., 19; and Lydia A., 16. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. He has no value on his real estate or possessions.

2. Census in 1870 in Peru, Miami, IN. 7 William V. Beecher, 38, farmer, was living with wife Julia H., 34; Margaret J., 16; Mary J., 12; Elizabeth E., 11; George L., 7; Cyrus M., 5; William, 2; Benjamin, 68; and Margaret, 64. Benjamin, Margaret, and William V. were born in Pennsylvania. George, Cyrus, and young William in Indiana, and the others in Ohio. William's real estate was worth $3800, his personal estate $1240.

3. Census in 1880 in Jefferson Twp., Miami, IN. 8 The 1880 census recorded Joseph B. Kunse, farmer, 25, living with wife Margret J., 26; and daughter Edna P., 1. Joseph and his daughter were born in Indiana. Margret, her mother and Joseph's parents were born in Ohio. Marget's father was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1900 in Peru, Miami, IN. 2 The 1900 census recorded at 157 E. 5th Street: Joseph B. Kunse, house work, 46, born Oct 1854, living with wife Margaret J., real estate and insurance agent, 46, Apr 1854; daughter Edna P., milliner, 21, Mar 1879; son Chester B., 16, Sep 1884; and brother-in-law Charles W. Beecher, bookkeeper in bank, 27, Dec 1873. Margaret and Joseph were married for 26 years and had birthed 2 children by 1900. Everyone was born in Indiana. Joseph's parents were born in OHio. Margaret and Charles' father was born in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio.

5. Cause of Death: shock and hemorrhage, 23 Jul 1907, Peru, Miami, IN. 3

Margaret married Joseph B. Kunse, son of George P. Kunse and Sarah Ann Brower, on 18 Dec 1873 in Miami, Miami, IN. (Joseph B. Kunse was born on 1 Oct 1854 in Denver, Miami, IN,2 9 10 died on 27 Jun 1906 in Peru, Miami, IN 9 10 11 and was buried on 29 Jun 1906 in Peru: Mount Hope Cemetery, Miami, IN 9 10.)


1 1860 United States Census, Ohio, Franklin County, Jefferson Township, M653 Roll: 963 Page: 258.

2 1900 United States Census, Charles W Beecher in household of Joseph B Kunse, Peru Township Peru city Ward 3, Miami, Indiana, United States; citing sheet 3A, family 63.

3, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 174. Margaret Jane Kunse. Father Wm V Beecher. Mother Julia A. Beecher.

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5, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Chester B. Kunse, b. 17 Sep 1884, d. 29 Dec 1903, father Joseph B. Kunse, mother Margaret J. Beecher.

6 History of Miami County, Indiana: From the Earliest Time to the Present, with Biographical Sketches, Notes, Etc. (Chicago, Brant & Fuller, 1887. Available online at Google Books.), Page 684. Biography of William V. Beecher.

7 1870 United States Census, Indiana, Miami County, Peru Township, Series: M593 Roll: 343 Page: 162.

8 1880 United States Census, Joseph B. Kunse, Jefferson Township, Miami, Indiana, United States.

9 Find A Grave,

10, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 200. J. B. Kunse. Father George P. Kunse. Mother Sarah Brower.

11, Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920 (Original data: Various Indiana county death records indexed by the Indiana Works Projects Administration. Indiana: circa 1938-1941.), J. B. Kunse, 27 Jun 1906, Peru, IN.

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