John Beecher Sr.
Mary Ann Albrecht
Henry Carpenter
William Beecher
Julia Ann Carpenter
Matilda Beecher


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1. Christopher Disher

Matilda Beecher 2 3 4

  • Born: 11 Oct 1833, Earl Twp., Lancaster, PA 2 3 4 5
  • Christened: 29 Apr 1834, New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA 5
  • Marriage (1): Christopher Disher on 27 Sep 1866 in Miami, Miami, IN 1
  • Died: 4 Apr 1916, Warsaw, Kosciusko, IN at age 82 4 6
  • Buried: 5 Apr 1916, Warsaw: Oakwood Cemetery, Kosciusko, IN 4 6

   Other names for Matilda were Matilda Beacher 2 and Matilda Bücher.5

   FamilySearch ID: LD92-D61.

  Christening Notes:

She was baptized as Matilda Bücher. Sponsors were the parents.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1840 in Jefferson Township, Franklin, Ohio, United States. 7 The 1840 census recorded William Giher [sic, as written by census taker] with this household:
Males (born)
10-14 (1826-1830) = 2 sons (Henry, William)
40-49 (1791-1800) = 1 father (William)
Females (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 2 daughters (Julia Ann, Barbary)
5-9 (1831-1835) = 2 daughters (Almina, Matilda)
10-14 (1826-1830) = 1 daughter (Harriett)
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 mother (Juliann)
Persons Employed in Agriculture = 3
William was living next door to his sister Barbara Beecher Neiswender's families and also next to the family headed by his cousin, John G. Bicher (1800-1851).

2. Census in 1850 in Mifflin Twp., Franklin, OH. 8 William Reaker [mispelling of Beecher], farmer, 50, was living with wife Julia, 48.; Henry, farmer, 25; Elmina, 19; Matilda, 17; Julia, 14; and Barbary, 12. Everyone's birthplace is Pennsylvania except Ohio for the two youngest children. William's real estate is worth $500, and he is likely living on land given to him by his neighor and father-in-law, Henry Carpenter, occupation "none", 72, and his wife Harriett, 71, whose real estate is worth $400.

3. Census in 1860 in Mifflin Twp., Franklin, OH. 2 William Beacher, 60, farmer and currier, is listed in the 1860 Census in Mifflin Township, Franklin County, Ohio with real estate valued at $500 and possessions worth $400. He is living with Julian, 55; and Matilda, 25. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Gahanna.

4. Census in 1870 in Peru, Miami, IN. 9 The 1870 census recorded Christopher Disher, laborer, 30, living with wife Matilda, 34. He was born in Illinois and she in Pennsylvania. There were no children in the household.

5. Census in 1880 in Etna Green, Kosciusko, IN. 10 The 1800 census recorded Christopher Disher, 40, living with wife Matilda, 43. He was born in Illinois and his parents in Kentucky. She and her parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Cause of Death: lobar pneumonia, chronic tuberculosis, 4 Apr 1916, Warsaw, Kosciusko, IN. 4

7. Obituary: on 5 Apr 1916 in Warsaw, Kosciusko, IN. Matilda Disher, aged 82, wife of Christopher Disher, died at her home on Lyon street Tuesday morning at 1 o'clock as the result of a severe attack of pneumonia. She had been ailing for some time and her illness developed into the fatal disease. In the immediate family she is survived only by her husband.
The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. A. G. Neal will have charge of the service and burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Matilda married Christopher Disher on 27 Sep 1866 in Miami, Miami, IN.1 (Christopher Disher was born on 14 May 1840 in , Madison, IL, died on 1 Nov 1916 in Peru, Miami, IN 11 and was buried in Warsaw: Oakwood Cemetery, Kosciusko, IN 11.)


1 Miami County Indiana Marriages (Online at:, County Courthouse, Book C3, page 520.

2 1860 United States Census, Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township, Series: M653 Roll: 962 Page: 107.

3 1850 United States Census, Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township, Series: M432 Roll: 680 Page: 87.

4, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 12863. Matilda Disher. Father William Beecher. Mother Julia Carpenter. Spouse Christopher Disher. Informant Chas. W. Beecher.

5 Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Note: Some very early records that appear in this church register were from Muddy Creek Lutheran Church in East Cocalico Township, before the congregation moved to New Holland.).

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7 1840 United States Census, William Giher Jefferson Township, Franklin County OH.

8 1850 United States Census, William Reaker (mispelled) Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township, Series: M432 Roll: 680 Page: 87.

9 1870 United States Census, Indiana > Miami > Peru Ward 3, Christopher Disher.

10 1880 United States Census, Matilda Disher in household of Christopher Disher, Etna Green, Kosciusko, Indiana, United States; citing sheet 65B, NARA microfilm publication T9.

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