John Beecher Sr.
Mary Ann Albrecht
(Abt 1793-)
Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
Susan A. Conley
Benjamin Conley Beecher


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1. Bertha Stockinger

Benjamin Conley Beecher 1 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 7 Jan 1853, West Brandywine Twp., Chester, PA 1 4 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Bertha Stockinger on 29 Jun 1892 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1 2 3
  • Died: 23 Jan 1921, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 68 5 7 8
  • Buried: 27 Jan 1921, Philadelphia: Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 5 6 7

   FamilySearch ID: LD92-ZTW.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in West Brandywine Twp., Chester, PA. 4 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.

2. Census in 1870 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 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.

3. Residence: The 1873 Philadelphia City Directory lists: Beecher, Benjamin C., clerk, h 629 S 19th. in 1873 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 10

4. Census in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 11 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.

5. Residence: Benjamin C., salesman, h 815 Gray's Ferry rd in 1887 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. All Beechers in 1887 Philadelphia:
Beecher Abraham C. W., physician, 523 S 9th
Benjamin C., salesman, h 815 Gray's Ferry rd
Charles K., salesman, h 2112 N 11th
Emma, wid Samuel A., h 1930 N 23d
Henry W., clerk, h 428 S 20th
James, blacksmith, h 4913 Fkd av J. W., salesman, h 831 Market 164
Lorenzo H., screwman, h 2322 Catharine
Samuel F., salesman, h 931 Ontario
Sarah, wid Richard, h 2114 William
Susan A.,wid Jacob, h 815 Gray's Ferry rd
Theodore H., asst supt, h 827 N 15th
William H., sec, 315 Race, h 3118 N Broad.

6. Residence: 1889 Philadelphia Directory: Beecher, Susan, wid Jacob, h 815 Gray's Ferry rd; Benjamin C., salesman, h 815 Gray's Ferry rd. in 1889 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 12

7. Residence: The 1891 Philadelphia City Directory lists: Beecher, Benjamin C., salesman, h 815 Gray's Ferry in 1891 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13

8. Newspaper: The Times: "Married. BEECHER-PAULUS. On Wednesday, June 29, 1892, at the home of the bride, 1631 Park avenue, bu the Rev. J. L. Sibole, Benjamin C. Beecher and Bertha Paulus, both of Philadelphia.", 10 Jul 1892, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 3

9. Newspaper: The Times: Appreciated by Employees, 30 Jan 1897, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 14 APPRECIATED BY EMPLOYEES
Clothing Salesmen Employed by John Wanamaker Pass Resolutions Expressing Their High Esteem

At a reunion of the salesmen employed by John Wanamaker at 818 and 820 Chestnut street the following resolutions were adopted:

RESOLVED, That the relationship of employer and employee existing for so many years has tended to strengthen our business lives and experiences, and that his precepts and example have raised us to a higher standard in life,

RESOLVED, That we wish him long continued success and happiness, and may the principles he has inculcated in our private and business lives be carried with us and endear him to us by pleasant memories.
The resolutions were signed by Henry L. Myers, Harry Hartram, W. Park Finlaw, Benjamin C. Beecher, Henry H. Neeland, J. T. Kenny, Frank W. Johnston, and A. E. Parker.

10. Census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 1 Living at 1631 Park Avenue in Philadelphia in 1900 is Benjamin C. Beecher, clothing salesman, age 47 born June 1853, married for eight years to Bertha P., 43, born Aug. 1857. She had given birth to one child, which appears to be by a first marriage since a stepson is identified as Henry J. Paulus, 21, born July 1878. Also in the house is Christiana Stockinger, mother-in-law, age 75, born Oct. 1824, widowed. The latter and her parents were born in Germany. Benjamin, Bertha, and Henry were born in Pennsylvania.

11. Samuel F. Beecher's estate inventory was completed by his cousins, Benjamin Conley Beecher, and George W. Beecher, sons of Samuel's uncle Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr. on 15 Nov 1901 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 15

12. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 16 The 1910 census recorded at 1631 North Park Ave: Benjamin C. Beecher, salesman, 56, living with wife Bertha P., 53. They were married for 18 years and this was her second marriage, his first. She had birthed only 1 child by 1910. Living with them is step-son Henry J. Paulus, 31, telephone electrician, single. Benjamin and his father were born in Pennsylvania and his mother in Maryland. Bertha and Henry were born in Pennsylvania and her parents in Germany.

13. Occupation: salesman in 1911 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 17 BEECHER:
Benj C salesman 1631 N Park av
Bertha P milliner 1631 N Park av.

14. Newspaper: Evening Public Ledger: Benjamin C. Beecher, of Guarantee Council, Royal Arcanum, representative of the Hospital Association, is taking the rest cure at Cape May, accompanied by Mrs. Beecher., 30 Aug 1915, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 18

15. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 19 Benjamin C. Beecher, 67, was living with wife Bertha, 63, at 1631 Park Avenue, a home he owned. With them was a nephew, Herman E. fisher, 34. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania, along with Benjamin's and Bertha's fathers. His mother was born in Maryland and her mother in Germany.

16. Cause of Death: myocardial degeneration, locomotor attoxin, 23 Jan 1921, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6

17. Residence: 1631 N. Park Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. on 23 Jan 1921 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6

Benjamin married Bertha Stockinger, daughter of Hermann Stockinger and Christiana Scheu, on 29 Jun 1892 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.1 2 3 (Bertha Stockinger was born on 19 Aug 1856 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1 20 21, christened on 26 Oct 1856 in Philadelphia: St. Michael's and Zion Church, Philadelphia, PA,20 died in Nov 1925 in , Philadelphia, PA 5 and was buried on 14 Nov 1925 5.)


1 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 20-Ward Philadelphia, Series: T623 Roll: 1462 Page: 142.

2 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Marriage Indexes, 1885-1951 (FamilySearch (

3 Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, PA), 10 Jul 1892, page 10. Marriage of Benjamin C. Beecher and Bertha Paulus.

4 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Brandywine Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1094 Page: 577.

5 Pennsylvania, Oliver H. Bair Funeral Records Indexes, 1920-1980 (Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Oliver H. Bair Funeral Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Image 23 of 351.

6, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. 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.

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8 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at .), 1921, Beecher, Benjamin C., died 23 Jan 1921 in Philadelphia, certificate # 981.

9 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia 88th Division 26th Ward, Series: M593 Roll: 1414 Page: 565.

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

11 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255185; National Archives Film T9-1185; Page 750A.

12, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1889 Philadelphia Directory, printed page 168, online image 86.

13, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Image 157 of 2090. Philadelphia City Directory, Page 143.

14 Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, PA), 30 Jan 1897, page 2.

15, Pennsylvania, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, Will No. 1744 1901 Will of Samuel F. Beecher.

16 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1394; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0356; FHL microfilm: 1375407.

17, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, Boyd's Philadelphia City Directory, 1911, Printed page 184, Online Image 99.

18 Evening Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA) (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 30 Aug 1915, page 4.

19 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia Ward 20, Series: T625 Roll: 1616 Page: 200.

20, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. PA > Philadelphia > St. Michaels and Zion Church. Online image 691.

21 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 11, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1161; Page: 1086; Image: 394; Family History Library Film: 805161.

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