Mary Beecher 1 2
- Born: Abt 1825, , , PA 1 2
Noted events in her life were:
1. Census in 1860 in Manheim Twp., Lancaster, PA. 1 2 William C. Beecher, age 33, master machinist, is listed in the 1860 Census in Manheim Township in Lancaster County having real estate valued at $4,000 and personal possessions worth $1,000. Living with him is Henrietta, 40; and Laura, 4. Also in the home are David Groff, 13; Louis Groff, 10; Henry Hornstraw, 17; John Stouder, 25; Jacob Landis, 19; Joseph Heuber, 21; and Caroline Sutz, 17, servant. Henry was born in Germany, everyone else in Pennsylvania. We presume these are live-in employees, although the Groff children could be Henrietta's from a first marriage? The post office listed is Oregon.
Also on this census page is Mary Beecher, age 35, occupation "lady". Her real estate is valued at $7,000 and possessions at $400. Living with her must be her son or brother, John Beecher, 16; Ellen Reese, 11; Mary Brown, 22, servant; and Samuel Grube, 55, plasterer. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.
Living nearby is Samuel Beecher, who is likely the father of William and Mary.
<i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Manheim Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1124 Page: 352.
<i>1850 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M44K-75C Josiah Schlenker, 1850.