John Beecher Sr.
Mary Ann Albrecht
(Abt 1793-)
Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
Susan Conley
(Abt 1819-1890)
Lorenzo Henderson Beecher Sr.


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1. Anna Plumb

Lorenzo Henderson Beecher Sr. 3 4 5

  • Born: May 1845, , Lancaster, PA 1 3
  • Marriage (1): Anna Plumb on 2 Jun 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1 2
  • Died: Dec 1929 at age 84 4
  • Buried: 9 Dec 1929 4

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Salisbury Twp., Lancaster, PA. 6 Jacob Beecher, age 53, laborer, is living with his wife, Susanna, 32; Lorenzo H., 5; George M., 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.

2. Census in 1860 in West Brandywine Twp., Chester, PA. 3 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.

3. Census in 1870 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 7 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.

4. Residence: The 1873 Philadelphia City Directory lists: Beecher, Lorenzo II, segars, 629 S 19th in 1873 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8

5. Census in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 Note: The 1880 census recorded Wrenn Beecher at 2219 St. Alban's Place, living at the same address with Peter Plumb. Since this is the same address shown in the 1882 Philadelphia City Directory for Lorenzo Beecher and a Peter Plumb, we know this is their census record recorded as Wrenn instead of Lorenzo. Here is the record:

Living at 2219 St. Alban's Place was Peter Plumb, 70, with wife Rachel, 68; sons Alfred, 43; Peter, 36; and Harry, 34, all employed as paper hangers. In the same home is Wrenn Beecher, 35, no occupation; his wife Annette, 40; and his sister, Annie, 40. Also in the home is a servant, Lizzie McClure, 19. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1 Renting at 916 S. 24th Street in Philadelphia is Lorenzo H. Beecher Sr., age 55, born May, 1845; He was married for 20 years to Anna, age 60, born July, 1839. She had only one child who is living with them: Lorenzo H. Jr., age 19, born April 1881. Sr. was employed as a night watchman; Jr. was a salesman (grocer). Also in the home is brother-lin-law Peter Plumb, 57, Jul 1843, divorced. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Residence: 532 N. 31st St., Philadelphia, PA on 21 Dec 1904 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 5

8. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 10 The 1910 Census recorded Lorenzo K Beecher, widowed, 64, in the household headed by his cousin, Bertha B. Conley, 46. With them was Bertha's son Charles B. Conley, 13; and daughter Henrietta B. Conley, 11. Also in the home was Andrew V. Davish, 22. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

9. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 11 The 1920 Census recorded at 5541 Greenway Avenue: Lorenzo H. Belcher [index mistake, handwriting looks like Beecher], 38, living with wife Emma J., 32; daughter Emma L, 6; father Lorenzo H. Belcher, 74; Jane E. Gross, grandmother, widowed, 82; and uncle Wm. H. Gross, 61. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

Lorenzo married Anna Plumb, daughter of Peter A. Plumb and Rachel, on 2 Jun 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.1 2 (Anna Plumb was born in Jul 1839 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA,1 12 died on 21 Dec 1904 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 5 12 and was buried on 24 Dec 1904 in Philadelphia: Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 5.)


1 , Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 30-Ward Philadelphia, Series: T623 Roll: 1472 Page: 66.

2, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940," Lorenzo H. Beecher and Anna Plumb, 1880.

3 , Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Brandywine Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1094 Page: 577.

4 (Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Oliver H. Bair Funeral Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Image 23 of 351.

5 , 24 Dec 1904, page 7. Obituary of Anna Plumb Beecher.

6 , Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Salisbury Township, Series: M432 Roll: 789 Page: 32.

7 , Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia 88th Division 26th Ward, Series: M593 Roll: 1414 Page: 565.

8, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Image 107 of 750. Philadelphia, 1873 Pennsylvania City Directory, Page 194.

9 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1189; Family History Film: 1255189; Page: 239D; Enumeration District: 659; Image: 0478. Recorded as Wrenn Beecher.

10 , Lorenzo K Beecher in household of Bertha B Conley, Philadelphia Ward 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; citing sheet 2B, family 39, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375410.

11 , Year: 1920; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1642; Page: 28A; Enumeration District: 1499; Image: 60.

12, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915 (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), Anna Beecher, 1904.

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