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)
Paris Epler Beecher
(1825-1909)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Rebecca Guth

Paris Epler Beecher 1 2

  • Born: 6 Dec 1825, Salisbury Twp., Lancaster, PA 2 3 4 5
  • Christened: 10 Mar 1829, West Caln Twp.: St. John's Episcopal Church, Chester, PA 5
  • Marriage (1): Rebecca Guth on 16 Mar 1851 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA
  • Died: 5 Dec 1909, , York, PA at age 83 2 4 6 7 8 9 10
  • Buried: Lower Windsor Twp.: Canadochly Lutheran & Reformed Church Cemetery, York, PA 2 4 6 8 9

   Another name for Paris was Parris Epler Beecher.7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Baptism: on 10 Mar 1829, in Compass: St. John's Episcopal Church, Chester, PA, USA. 5 5 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. Census in 1860 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA. 17 Parris E. Beecher, 35, tailor, is listed in the 1860 Census in Lower Windsor Township in York County with real estate valued at $0 and possessions worth $100. Living with him is Rebecca, 27; Ann Aliza, 7; daughter Jesiah, 4; John Henry, 2; and Sarah, 7 months in July 1860 when the census was recorded. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

Living next door is William Beecher, age 24 (might be 27, handwriting uncertain), occupation blacksmith. His possessions are worth $30. With him is Lydia, 21; Jacob Franklin, 6; Parris Elphnor, 4; and Mary Jane, 7 months in July 1860 when the census was recorded. For all the nearest post office is Chanceford.

3. Military on 3 Sep 1864 in , , PA: Civiil War: Co. D. 200Th Regt. Pa. Vol. Private. 6 He served from 3 Sep 1864 to May 30, 1865. His tombstone bears this inscription: Co. D. 200th Regt. Pa. Vol.

4. Census in 1880 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA. 13 Paris Beecher, tailor, 54, was living with wife Rebecca, 47; daughter Keziah, 24; Howard, 12; Allen, 9; and Jacob, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1870 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA. 18 Parris Beecker [as indexed in census], 45, farm laborer, was living with wife Rebecca, 36; Annie, 19; Kesiah, 14; John, 12; Sarah, 10; Charles, 8; Elise, 6; and Howard, 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

6. Emmanuel United Methodist Church: Seven Valley Class: members include Parris E. Beecher joined 8 Feb 1885, withdrawn July 1885 on 23 Dec 1883 in Glen Rock, York, PA. 19

7. Occupation: York County Directory: Beacher, John, cigarmaker, Seven Valley; Beacher, Paris, laborer, Seven Valley; Weihmiller, August, cigarmaker, Shrewsbury; Weihmiller, William F., cigar manufacturer, Seven Valley in 1886 in Shrewsbury Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States. 20

8. Census in 1900 in Springfield Twp., York, PA. 21 The 1900 census recorded William Winemiller, widowed, cigar manufacturer, 53, born Sep 1847 in Germany, living with others born in Pennsylvania: daughters Louise H., 24, Nov 1876; and Rebecca A., 16, Feb 1884; and father-in-law Paris Beecher, tailor, 77, Dec 1823. William immigrated in 1869 and had become a U.S. citizen.

9. Newspaper: York Daily: "Parris Beacher, aged 80 years, was admitted to the county almshouse yesterday afternoon. He was a former resident of Newberry township.", 11 May 1906, York, York, PA.

10. Newspaper: York Daily: "Pensions are still being granted to veterans of the civil war. The following claims are allowed under the act of February 6, 1906: ...at $20 a month -- Parres E. Beecher, almshouse, York", 8 Apr 1907, York, York, PA. 22

11. Cause of Death: Parris died at the York County Almshouse due to cerebral hemorrhage, 5 Dec 1909, York, York, PA. 9

12. Occupation: tailor on 5 Dec 1909 in York, York, PA. 9

13. Obituary: York Daily: Death Summons Him On His Natal Day on 6 Dec 1909 in York, York, PA. 10 Parris Beecher, Inmate of Almshouse, Died at Age of 81 Years, a Victim of Apoplexy.

On the dawn of the 83d anniversary of his brithday, Parris E. Beecher, an inmate of the almshouse since last May, was found dead in bed by his room mate yesterday morning at 5:30 o'clock. Coronoer J. E. Dehoff, who was notified, places the time of his death as 4:30 a. m. and the cause to be due to apoplexy.
A slight injury which the deceased received Saturday night while on a visit to the Jackson moving picture show is not thought to have had any bearing on the cause of death. Saturday night the deceased visited the moving picture house, and as he was leaving he slipped down an incline, striking a door, which as he straightened up, it is said, flew back and struck him in the face.
Returning to the almshouse his room mate heard him get in bed and later in the ngiht he got up, but came back to bed. A short time later he was heard to snore, this was an usual thing for him to do, it is stated, but the man sleeping at his side thought nothing of it. It was probably the heavy breathing accompanying apoplexy. When he awoke at 5:30 his room mate, known as "Uncle Harry," discovered Beecher to be dead.
There were no marks on his head where it had been struck by the door of the picture show, and Coroner Dehoff considered an inquest unnecessary.

14. Book: Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records: bio of Paris Epler Beecher, 1929. 12
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.]


Paris married Rebecca Guth, daughter of Heinrich Guth and Elizabeth Lieberknecht, on 16 Mar 1851 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA. (Rebecca Guth was born on 6 Aug 1832 in , York, PA 6 11 13 23 24, christened on 13 Oct 1832 in Lower Windsor Twp.: Canadochly Lutheran & Reformed Church Cemetery, York, PA,24 died on 14 Sep 1895 in Wrightsville, York, PA 6 7 23 25 26 and was buried in Lower Windsor Twp.: Canadochly Lutheran & Reformed Church Cemetery, York, PA 6 23 26.)


Sources


1 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 11 May 1906, page 2.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11373127.

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

4 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.), Paris E. Beecher.

5 <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.

6 <i>Canadochly Lutheran & Reformed Church Cemetery, York County, Pennsylvania</i> (Online at:
http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/york/cemeteries/canadochy1.txt).

7 <i>Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004)</i>, Letter from William Jesse Beecher, 1/28/1979.

8 <i>Billion Graves Index</i>, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/person/1731335.

9 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.), Death Certificate 116973. Parris E. Beecher. Father Jacob Beecher. Mother unknown.

10 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 6 Dec 1909, page 1. Obituaryof Parris Beecher.

11 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1201 Page: 502.

12 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.

13 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Family History Library Film 1255207, NA Film Number T9-1207 Page 501D.

14 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.), Death Certificate 96033. Jacob M. Beecher. Father Paris Beecher. Mother not listed.

15 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.), Death Certificate 11624. John Henry Beecher. Father Paris E Beecher. Mother Rebecca Good.

16 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 10 Mar 1937, page 9. Obituary of Charles C. Beecher.

17 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1201 Pages: 502-503.

18 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1469 Page: 25.

19 <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: 301. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Glen Rock, PA.

20 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1886 York County Directoy, page 340, Beacher;
page 515, Weihmiller.

21 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3HW-7F1 William Winemiller, 1900.

22 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 8 Apr 1907, page 6.

23 <i>Billion Graves Index</i>, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/RebeccaGuthBeecher/1331797.

24 <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: 697. Baptism of Rebecca Guth at Lutheran Church in Delroy, York, PA.

25 <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.

26 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11373128.



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