John Beecher Sr.
(1757-1819)
Mary Ann Albrecht
(1762-1834)
Braun
Catharine Albrecht
(1757-1840)
Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
(1796-1882)
Catherine Braun
(1802-Abt 1840)
Jacob Franklin Beecher Jr.
(1823-1906)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Catherine Elizabeth Bracht

Jacob Franklin Beecher Jr. 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 13 Sep 1823, Earl Twp., Berks, PA 7 8 9 10 11
  • Christened: 10 Mar 1829, West Caln Twp.: St. John's Episcopal Church, Chester, PA 7
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Elizabeth Bracht on 23 Mar 1844 1
  • Died: 23 Jan 1906, Manheim, Lancaster, PA at age 82 3 4 10
  • Buried: 26 Jan 1906, Philadelphia: South Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 3 10

   Other names for Jacob were Jacob Becher,11 Jacob Bicher and Jacob Bucher.

  General Notes:

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  Noted events in his life were:

1. Baptism: on 10 Mar 1829, in Compass: St. John's Episcopal Church, Chester, PA, USA. 7 7 Text from the church record book:
J. B. Clemson baptized Jacob Franklin son of Jacob & Catharine Beecher at Parents house March 10th. Born September 13th, 1823. Sponsors Parents & Grandmother Beecher.
Rev. J. B. Clemson baptized Pariz Epler son of Jacob & Catharine Beecher March 10th. Born December 6th 1825. Sponsors the same.
Rev. John B. Clemson baptized Kezia Allworth March 10th. Born April 11th, 1828, daughter of Jacob & Catharine Beecher. Sponsors the same.

2. Moved: 1852, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 12

3. Military Draft: Civil War: 1539 N. 12Th Street, Beecher, Jacob F., 39, white, marchant, born Penna., May 1863, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 13

4. Census in 1860 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 11 The 1860 census recorded Jacob Becher [sic], clerk, 36, living with wife Catharine Becher, 34; Abram Becher, 15; and Horace Beecher, 10. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. They were living in the 20th Ward (North of Master Street) in Philadelphia.

5. Military from 4 May 1864 to 3 Aug 1865 in , , PA: Civil War, Company I, 187th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry. Private, age 40, enlisted 31 Mar 1864 in Pottsville, mustered in 4 May 1864 Harrisburg, mustered out with company 3 Aug 1865. 14 15

6. Residence: The 1867 Philadelphia Directory listed: Beecher Jacob F., drygoods, 629 Market, h 1539 N 12th in 1867 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 16

7. Residence: 1539 N. 12Th St., Philadelphia, Pa. On 30 Apr 1867 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 17

8. Residence: 1539 N. 12Th St., Philadelphia, Pa. On 29 Feb 1868 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 18

9. Newspaper: The Lancaster Bar: Orphan's Court: "J. F. Beecher and Hannah Hall, executors of Abraham Bracht.", 26 Jun 1869, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 19 "J. F. Beecher and Hannah Hall, executors of Abraham Bracht."

10. Census in 1870 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8 Jacob Beecher, 47, occupation salesman, is living with his wife, Catherine, 45; son A. C. W., 26, physician; and a domestic. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. His real estate is valued at $11,500 and possessions at $1,000.

11. Residence: The 1873 Philadelphia City Directory lists: Beecher, Jacob F., salesman, h 1912 N 12th. In 1873 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 20

12. Census in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 21 The 1880 census recorded at 1912 N. 12th Street: Jacob F. Beecher, salesman, 57, living with wife Catherine, 55; and servant Mary Page, 20. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

13. Residence: Beecher, Jacob F., salesman, h 831 Market. In 1883 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 22

14. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 9 Jacob F. Beecher, age 76, born Sep. 1823, is living with his wife, Catherine E., age 74, born Oct. 1825. They were married for 56 years and had three children, none of them living in 1900. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. They are living at 436 Lincoln Street in the city of York, Pa.

15. Newspaper: Leavenworth Weekly Times, 6 Jun 1901, Leavenworth, Leavenworth, KS. 23 Jacob Beecher, I, 187th Pennsylvania, of H barracks, is the old veteran who rings the chimes hanging in the belfry of the home chapel. There are only twelve bells and consquently he can only play tunes in the key of A and D. Thing ringing of chimes is not as easy as it may appear; there is hard attached to it. Mr. Beecher is a great lover of music, and it appears to be a pleasure to him to handle the ropes.

16. Newspaper: Harrisburg Daily Independent: J. F. Beecher 61st Wedding Anniversary, 30 Mar 1905, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 24 A notable event was celebrated at Manheim yesterday, being the sixty-first wedding anniversary of J. F. Beecher, a former member of the firm of Hood, Bonbright & Co., Philadelphia merchants, and his wife. Mr. Beecher is now 82 years old, his wife being two years his junior.

17. Death Certificate: Certificate # 3494 for J. F. Beecher, 23 Jan 1906, Manheim Twp., Lancaster, PA. 10 Name: J. F. Beecher
Birth: Sep 13 1823
Age 82 years 4 months 10 days
Married
Birthplace: Penna.
Father: Jacob Beecher, Penna.
Mother: Catherine Epler, Penna.
Occupation: Merchant
Date of death: 23 Jan 1906 11:30 a.m.
Cause of death: pleuro-pneumonia, la grippe. 3 1/2 days.
Signed: J. Francis Dunlop M.D., Manheim, Pa.
Burial: South Laurel Hill Cemetery
Informant: Mrs. J. F. Beecher, Manheim, Pa.

18. Newspaper: Harrisburg Daily Independent: "Jacob F. Beecher, for twenty-three years a member of the firm of Hood, Bonbright & Co., of Philadelphia, died yesterday at Manheim, aged 83 years. Mr. Beecher had been retired for the past fifteen years.", 25 Jan 1906, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 25

19. Newspaper: Philadelphia Inquirer: obituary of Jacob F. Beecher, 25 Jan 1906, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4 BEECHER -- At Manheim, Pa., Jan 23. JACOB F. BEECHER, in the 83d year of his age. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services, Friday morning, precisely, at 11.30 o'clock, at the residence of his nephew, Mr. Abraham L. Hall, 4729 Cedar ave. Interment private.

20. Book: Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: bio of Jacob Beecher, 1929. 2
Jacob Beecher, 12th child of John Beecher and Mary Ann Albert, married his cousin, Catherine Brown, of Jonestown, Lebanon County, Pa. She was a daughter of Catherine (Katy) Albert and Mr. Brown. (Katy's sister, Mary Ann Albert, married John Beecher.) Margaret Albert, another sister, married Mr. Epler (his family built Epler's Church). Children of Jacob and Catherine Beecher:
1. John Valentine Beecher. Died 1886; aged 65; married two times.
2. Jacob Franklin Beecher married Catherine Elizabeth Bracket, March 28, 1844; had one son, Dr. A. C. W. Beecher, of Philadelphia, Pa.
3. Paris Epler Beecher.
4. Kaziah Beecher married Mr. Thompson.
5. William Lightner Beecher.
6, 7, 8, 9 no record.
[Note: This book notes that some information was provided by Dr. A. C. Beecher of Philadelphia, and he is one of the children named above.]


Jacob married Catherine Elizabeth Bracht, daughter of Abraham N. Bracht and Catherine Elizabeth Wolf, on 23 Mar 1844.1 (Catherine Elizabeth Bracht was born on 16 Oct 1825 in Bainbridge, Lancaster, PA,9 11 26 27 died on 19 Oct 1912 in Elizabethtown, Lancaster, PA 26 27 28 29 and was buried on 24 Oct 1912 in Philadelphia: South Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA 26 27 28 29.)


Sources


1 <i>Records of Nancy Eitnier, a descendant</i>.

2 McAdams, Mrs. Harry Kennett: compiler and publisher. Sections of Beecher Genealogy compiled with aid of direct descendent Dr. A.C. Beecher in Philadelphia, <i>Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: Abstracts of Early Wills, Deeds and Marriages from Court Houses and records of Old Bibles, Churches, Grave Yards, and Cemeteries. Copied by American War Mothers.</i> (Keystone Printery, Lexington, KY. 1929.), Page 313.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915</i> (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-266-12325-75029-31?cc=1320976&wc=MMRX-VBR:n816044481.

4 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 25 Jan 1906, page 7. Obituary of Jacob F. Beecher.

5 <i>Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 5 Apr 1867, page 5. Obituary of Horace F. Beecher.

6 <i>Philadelphia Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA)</i>, 2 Mar 1868, page 2. Obituary of Howard Clarence Beecher.

7 <i>Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 565. Saint Johns Episcopal Church, Compass, Chester, PA. Baptism of Jacob Franklin, Pariz Epler and Kezia Allworth Beecher.

8 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia 28-Ward 91-District, Series: M593 Roll: 1445 Page: 222.

9 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, 11-Ward York, Series: T623 Roll: 1503 Page: 221.

10 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 3494, J. F. Beecher, father Jacob Beecher, mother Catherine Epler.

11 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Year: 1860; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 20, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1171; Page: 548; Image: 556; Family History Library Film: 805171.

12 <i>Transactions of the Section on Laryngology, Otology and Rhinology of the American Medical Association at the Annual Session</i> (1893. Online at http://books.google.com/books?id=6f9ebni0mfcC), Volume 21. Necrology. Nov 18, 1893. Page 784. Obituary of Dr. Abraham Clifford Wolf Beecher.

13 <i>U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865</i> (www.Ancestry.com), Pa, 4th Congressional District, Vol. 5 of 11, Image 158 of 167. Jacob F. Beecher.

14 <i>Pennsylvania State Archives</i> (http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/BAH/DAM online records.), http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/rg/di/r19-65RegisterPaVolunteers/r19-65Regt187/r19-65Regt187%20pg%2049.pdf.

15 <i>National Park Service Soldier's Sailors Database</i>, http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=063ADA80-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A.

16 A. McElroy & Co, <i>McElroy's Philadelphia city directory</i> (Philadelphia : A. McElroy & Co.), 1867 edition.

17 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915</i> (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/J6M3-15Z J. F. Beecher in entry for Horace F. Beecher, 03 Apr 1867; citing , Department of Records; FHL microfilm 1993315.

18 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915</i> (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKZ5-JXS J. F. Beecher in entry for Howard C . Beecher, 29 Feb 1868; citing v 1 p 60, Department of Records; FHL microfilm 1003695.

19 <i>The Lancaster Bar, a Weekly Legal Publication</i> (Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.), 26 Jun 1869, page 3.

20 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Image 107 of 750. Philadelphia, 1873 Pennsylvania City Directory, Page 194.

21 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWVM-3WC Jacob F. Beecher, 1880.

22 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1883 Philadelphia City Directory, page 160.

23 <i>The Leavenworth Weekly Times</i> (Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas.), 6 Jun 1901, page 5. Soldiers Home.

24 <i>Harrisburg Daily Independent</i> (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 30 Mar 1905, page 3.

25 <i>Harrisburg Daily Independent</i> (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 25 Jan 1906, page 2.

26 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 92888, Catherine E. Beecher, father Abraham N Brought, mother Elizabeth Wolf.

27 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=149425320.

28 Humphrey, John T, <i>Philadelphia Births, Philadelphia County, 1644-1765</i> (1994. Humphrey Publications, Washington D.C.), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JXMW-49V Catharine E. Beecher, 1912.

29 Ancestry.com, <i>Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915</i> (From originals housed at the Philadelphia City Archives. "Death Records."), FHL Film 1421349, Catherine E. Beecher, d. 19 Oct 1912, father Abraham N. Brought, mother Elizabeth Wolf.



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