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


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William Beecher 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 25 May 1826, , , PA 2 5 6
  • Christened: 17 Jan 1833, New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA 5
  • Marriage (1): Susan Spangler on 25 Jun 1848 in , Franklin, OH
  • Died: 1 Oct 1908, Topeka, Shawnee, KS at age 82 4
  • Buried: Topeka: Rochester Cemetery, Shawnee, KS 4

   Other names for William were William Beicher 6 and William Bücher.5

  Christening Notes:

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

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: in 1848 in , Franklin, OH. 1

2. Census in 1860 in Richland Twp., Miami, IN. 2 Wm. Beecher, age 30, shoemaker, is found in the 1860 Census in Richland Township, Miami County, Indiana, having real estate valued at $50 and possessions worth $50. Living with him is Susan, 25; daughter Francis, 8; Sarah A., 4; and Mary A., 2. Both parents were born in Pennsylvania and all children in Ohio. The post office listed is Chili.

3. Census in 1870 in Mifflin Twp., Franklin, OH. 6 William Beicher, shoe maker, 42, was living with wife Susan, 41; Frances, 16; Medora, 14; Laura A., 12; Jeremiah, 7; and Reuben, 6. The parents were born in Pennsylvania, and the children in Ohio, so William moved there before 1854. The post office was Gahanna.

4. Census in 1880 in Silver Lake, Shawnee, KS. 7 William Beecker [as indexed in census, handwriting looks like Beecher], farmer, 54, was living with wife Susan, 52; son Francis M., laborer on farm, 25; daughter Modora, 22; son Jeremiah, 18; Reuben A., 16; and William A., 5. The parents and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Francis and Maderu were born in Ohio, the younger children in Indiana.

5. Kansas State Census census on 1 Mar 1885 in Topeka, Shawnee, KS. 8 The 1885 Kansas state census recorded Wm. Beechard, laborer, 60, living with wife Susanna, 57; Francis M., farmer, 30; Medora E., 28; Laura A., 25; Jeramiah, 23; Reuben A., 21; and Wm. Arthur, 10. Wm. Sr. was born in Pennsylvania, Jeramiah and Reuben in Indiana, and all others in Ohio. They moved to Kansas from Ohio.

6. Newspaper: Topeka Daily Capital: William Beecher Injured, 21 Sep 1892, Topeka, Shawnee, KS. 9 William Beecher, a carpenter employed on the new Page mill, while at work yesterday forenoon, missed his footing and fell a distance of about thirty feet, sustaining serious if not fatal injuries. Immediately after the accident he was taken to his home in the western part of the city. Dr. Raub attended the injured man.

7. Kansas State Census census on 1 Mar 1895 in Topeka, Shawnee, KS. 10 The 1895 Kansas census recorded William Bucher [handwriting fuzzy Beecher], 70, living with wife Susanah, 59; Jerry, 34; Rubin, 30; William Jr., 20; Frank, 40; and Laura, 36. William Sr. and Susanah were born in Pennsylvania; Jerry and Rubin in Indiana, and the others in Ohio.

8. Census in 1900 in Topeka, Shawnee, KS. 3 Jerry Beecher, carpenter, 28, born Jan 1872, was married for 2 years to wife Rose, 25, Sep 1874. She had birthed no children by 1900. Also with them is father William Beecher, widow, retired, 76, May 1824. William, his parents, and Jerry's parents were born in Pennsylvania. Jerry was born in Indiana. Rose was born in Kansas, her parents in Indiana. They were living at 1219 East 10th St.

William married Susan Spangler, daughter of John Spangler and Susanna Schmidt, on 25 Jun 1848 in , Franklin, OH. (Susan Spangler was born about 1835 in , , PA 2 6 10 and died between 1895 and 1900 in Topeka, Shawnee, KS.)


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of January 1, 2006), Batch #: M513352, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0285143 V. 4-5, Printout Call #: NONE, Dates: 1840 - 1852.

2 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Miami County, Richland Township, Series: M653 Roll: 281 Page: 169.

3 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Kansas, Shawnee County, Topeka Ward 5, Series: T623 Roll: 500 Page: 174.

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

5 <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.).

6 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Franklin County, Mifflin Township: Series: M593 Roll: 1200 Page: 599.

7 1880 United States Census, Kansas, Shawnee County, Silver Lake Township, Series: T9 Roll: 397 Page: 274.

8, <i>Kansas State Census</i> (Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925.), Kansas State Historical Society; Topeka, Kansas; 1885 Kansas Territory Census; Roll: KS1885_127; Line: 14.

9 <i>Topeka Daily Capital</i> (Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas.), 21 Sep 1892, page 4.

10, <i>Kansas State Census</i> (Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925.), Roll v115_142, Topeka Ward 1, family 345.

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