John Beecher Sr.
Mary Ann Albrecht
Henry Carpenter
William Beecher
Juliann Carpenter
Henry Beecher


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1. Catharine Shirk

2. Katherine Jacobina Reiselt

Henry Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: 22 Dec 1823, , Lebanon, PA 2 4 5
  • Christened: 17 Jan 1833, New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Catharine Shirk
  • Marriage (2): Katherine Jacobina Reiselt on 27 Oct 1878 in Gahanna, Franklin, OH 1

   Another name for Henry was Henry Bücher.4

  Christening Notes:

He was baptized as Henry Bücher. Sponsors were the parents.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Mifflin Twp., Franklin, OH. 6 William Reaker [mispelling of Beecher], farmer, 50, was living with wife Julia, 48.; Henry, farmer, 25; Elmira, 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.

2. Census in 1860 in Richland Twp., Miami, IN. 7 Henry Beecher, farmer, 37, was living with wife Catheren [sic], 41; son Adam, 8; and Rufes [sic], 3. Henry and wife were born in Pennsylania, Adam in Ohio, and Rufus in Indiana. Henry's real estate was worth $1,200 and personal estate $200. His neighbor is David Neiswender, 38.

3. Census in 1870 in Richland Twp., Miami, IN. 2 The 1870 census recorded Henry Bucher [two handwritten e's look like a u so was transcribed wrong in census], 46, farmer, living with wife Catherine, 50; Adam, 18; and Rufus, 13. The parents were born in Pennsylvania, the children in Ohio. Henry's real estate was valued at $5,000. Post office was Chili.

4. Census in 1880 in Gahanna, Franklin, OH. 8 Henry Beecher, salon keeper, 56, was living with Catherine, 26; son Adam, barber, 28; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Beecher, 21; and step son George Occhey, 9. Everyone was born in Ohio except Henry in Pennsylvania, as were his parents. Henry's former wife's parents were from Germany. Son Adam's parents were from Pennsylvania, indicating that Catherine is Henry's second wife. Elizabeth's father was from West Virginia and mother from Ohio.

Henry married Catharine Shirk. (Catharine Shirk was born on 20 Mar 1819 in , Lebanon, PA,7 9 10 died on 26 Jan 1878 in Gahanna, Franklin, OH 5 9 10 and was buried in Gahanna: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Franklin, OH 10.)

Henry next married Katherine Jacobina Reiselt, daughter of Fredrick Reiselt and Margaret Moeller, on 27 Oct 1878 in Gahanna, Franklin, OH.1 (Katherine Jacobina Reiselt was born on 27 Mar 1854 in Gahanna, Franklin, OH,11 12 13 died on 21 Oct 1918 in Columbus, Franklin, OH 12 13 and was buried in Gahanna: Mifflin Twp. Cemetery, Franklin, OH 13.)


1, <i>Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013</i>, Henry Beecher and Catharine Kiult, 1878.

2 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Miami County, Richland Township, Series: M593 Roll: 343 Page: 233.

3, <i>Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953</i>, Death certificate of Adam Beecher.

4 <i>Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania</i> (Note: Some very early records that appear in this church register were from Muddy Creek Lutheran Church in Brecknock Township, before the congregation moved to New Holland.).

5 <i>Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church</i> (Cemetery listings at

6 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township, Series: M432 Roll: 680 Page: 87.

7 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Miami County, Richland Township, Series: M653 Roll: 281 Page: 143.

8 1880 United States Census, Ohio, Franklin County, Gahanna, Family History Library Film 1255015, NA Film Number T9-1015, Page 328B.

9 <i>Peace Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Gahanna, Franklin County, Ohio</i> (

10 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

11 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Catherine Beecher and George W. Ackey in entry for Fred Hutchison, 1900.

12, <i>Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953</i>, Katherine Jacobina Hutchinson, 1918.

13 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

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