Henry Beecher Sr.
(Cir 1728-After 1795)
Catharine
(Bef 1752-After 1820)
Henry Keplinger
John Beecher
(1757-1842)
Elizabeth Keplinger
(1755-1845)
John Beecher
(1780-1869)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Anna Range

John Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 7 Jul 1780, Germany Twp., Adams, PA 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • Christened: 3 Sep 1780, Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA 6 8
  • Marriage (1): Anna Range
  • Died: 10 Mar 1869, , York, PA at age 88 5
  • Buried: Jefferson: St. Emanuel's Cemetery, York, PA 5 9

   Other names for John were Johannes Bucher 6 7 and John Bucher.8

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Baptism on 3 Sep 1780 in Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA. Baptism by Rev. John Christopher Gobrecht: John Bucher b. 7 Jul 1780, parents John and Elizabeth Bucher, sponsors Christian Reck and Regina 8

2. He has conflicting christening information of 23 Sep 1780 and Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA. 1 Baptism by Rev. John Christopher Gobrecht. Sponsors: Christian Reck & Regina. [Note: This is Christian Reck Sr., not the Christian Reck Jr. who married Sophia Bucher, daughter of Samuel.]

The transcription of church records into the International Genealogical Index was 23 Sep but it is 3 Sep in the published book of Adams County church records published by F. Edward Wright. Inspection of the original handwritten church records is probably needed to resolve the conflict.

3. Census in 1840 in Manheim Twp., York, PA. 10 John Beecher is found in Manheim Township in the 1840 Census as the head of this household:

Males (born)
60-69 (1771-1780) = 1 father John
15-19 (1821-1825) = 2 daughters
20-29 (1811-1820) = 1 daughter
50-59 (1781-1790) = 1 wife

Living next door is his son Levi Beecher with his wife:
Males (born)
20-29 (1811-1820) = 1 father Levi
Females (born)
20-29 (1811-1820) = wife

4. Property in Oct 1843 in , York, PA. Oct 1843 Indenture Btwn. John Beecher of York Co. & Anna his wife to Michael F. Lind @ 4 acres $120. adj. John Albright's later mentioned as Manheim Twp. part. Heidelberg Twp. (YCHT File #17024.010)

5. Census in 1850 in Manheim Twp., York, PA. 3 In the 1850 Census on the same page in Manheim Township are two families whose children later marry: Elias Beecher and Ann Mary Snyder.

In the household of Daniel Snyder, age 40, brickmaster, is his wife Elizabeth, 36; Edward, 16; Sophia, 14; Susana, 13; Levi, 12; Ann M. 11; William, 9; Daniel, 7; John, 6; and Francis, 2. Everyone is born in Pennsylvania except Daniel in Maryland.

In the houseold of Levi Beecher, age 37, farmer, is his wife Eve, 37; Elias, 9; Noah, 4. Also in the home is a David Geiger, 15. Levi has no real estate because he is living on land owned by his neighbor, his father, John Beecher, 70; his mother, Ann, 66; and their daughter Susan, 31, as well as a Mary Fisher, age 15. John's real estate is valued at $4,000.

6. Census in 1860 in Manheim Twp., York, PA. 2 John Beecher, age 80, farmer, is listed in the 1860 Census in Manheim Township in York County with real estate valued at $3,400 and possessions worth $2,000. Living with him is his wife, Anna, 72; Susan Beecher, 40, house help; and Henry Sharer, 32, farmer. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is listed as Hetricks.

7. United Brethren in Christ, Paradise MIssion members: John Beecher, Anna Beecher, Levi Beecher, Eve Beecher, Susan Beecher in 1860 in West Manheim Township: Paradise United Brethren in Christ, York, PA, USA. 11

8. Military from 17 Feb 1864 to 9 Nov 1865: Company G, 152nd Regiment Pa. Volunteers. 12


John married Anna Range, daughter of Lieut. John H. Range Sr. and Madeline Shollas. (Anna Range was born on 30 Oct 1787 in , , PA,2 3 13 died on 27 Apr 1861 in , , PA 13 and was buried in Jefferson: St. Emanuel's Cemetery, York, PA 13.)


Sources


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of November 17, 2005), Batch #: C506711, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: Q974.842 LI V2Y, Printout Call #: 1002430, Dates: 1745 - 1871.

2 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Manheim Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1201 Page: 539.

3 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Manheim Township, Series: M432 Roll: 839 Page: 328.

4 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Manheim Township, Reel: M432-839 Page: 328a.

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32463461&.

6 <i>Adams County Church Records of the 18th Century</i> (Family Line Publications, Westminister, MD 21157. No year.), Page 73.

7 <i>Christ Reformed Church, Littlestown, Adams, Pennsylvania</i>.

8 William J. Hinke, <i>Church Record of The Conewago Or Christ Church Congregation Near Littlestown Adams County Pennsylvania 1747-1871</i> (Online https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2130818&from=fhd in FamilySearch.org Books), Page 13.

9 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012</i> (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Beecher, John. 1780-1869.

10 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Manheim Township, Series: M704 Roll: 501 Page: 97.

11 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 306. PA > York > West Manheim Townshp > Paradise Mission. United Brethren in Christ. Online image 12.

12 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012</i> (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1929-1990; Archive Collection Number: Series 1-1; Folder Number: 30 Beecher, John.

13 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32463479&.



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