Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
Susan A. Conley
Peter A. Plumb
(Abt 1810-1880)
(Abt 1812-1885)
Lorenzo Henderson Beecher Sr.
Anna Plumb
Lorenzo Henderson Beecher Jr.


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1. Emma Jane Gross

Lorenzo Henderson Beecher Jr. 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 9 Apr 1881, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1 2 4 5 7
  • Marriage (1): Emma Jane Gross in 1909 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
  • Died: 1 Sep 1968, Barrington, Camden, NJ at age 87 4 5 7
  • Buried: 6 Sep 1968, Camden: Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ, USA 4 5

   FamilySearch ID: LDH9-7QQ.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2 Renting at 916 S. 24th Street in Philadelphia is Lorenzo H. Beecher Sr., age 55, born May, 1845; He was married for 20 years to Anna, age 60, born July, 1839. She had only one child who is living with them: Lorenzo H. Jr., age 19, born April 1881. Sr. was employed as a night watchman; Jr. was a salesman (grocer). Also in the home is brother-lin-law Peter Plumb, 57, Jul 1843, divorced. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 8 The 1910 Census recorded Jane E. Gross [indexed in census incorrectly as Grass], 72, as the head of a household at 729 39th Street that included her granddaughter, Emma J., 22, and Emma's husband of six months, Lorenzo H. Beecher, 29. He was employed as a cloth sponger in a cloth house. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. He served in the military on 12 Sep 1918 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 9 World War I Draft Registration:

Lorenzo Henderson Beecher
5541 Greenway Ave.
37 years. Born April 9, 1881.
U.S. Citizen native born.
Occupation: Cloth sponger at Schwarzwaelder, 4017 Wood St.
Wife: Mrs. Emma Beecher, 5541 Greenway Ave.
Medium height, slender build, gray eyes, black hair.
Bone cut of first joint of thumb on left hand.

4. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 10 The 1920 Census recorded at 5541 Greenway Avenue: Lorenzo H. Belcher [index mistake, handwriting looks like Beecher], 38, living with wife Emma J., 32; daughter Emma L, 6; father Lorenzo H. Belcher, 74; Jane E. Gross, grandmother, widowed, 82; and uncle Wm. H. Gross, 61. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Residence: 5541 Greenway Ave, Philadelphia, Pa. On 21 May 1924 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 11

6. Census in 1930 in Haddonfield, Camden, NJ. 12 The 1930 Census recorded Lorenzo H. Beecher, 48, living with wife Emma J., 42; daughter Emma L., 16; and son Willard, 5. Also in the home: grandmother Jane E. Gross, 92. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

7. Census in 1940 in Woodlynne, Camden, NJ, USA. 13 The 1940 Census recorded Lorenzo Beecher, 58, living with wife Emma J., 52; daughter Emma L., 26; and son Willard N., 15. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

8. Lorenzo served in the military on 25 Apr 1942 in Collingswood, Camden, NJ. World War II Draft Registration Card:
Lorenzo Henderson Beecher Jr.
Residence: 110 Cedar Ave., Woodlynne, Camden, New Jersey
Telephone: none
Age: 61
Place of birth: Phila. Penna.
Date of birth: April 9, 1881
Name of person who will know your address:
Emma Jane Beecher, 110 Cedar Ave., Woodlynne
Employer: Schwarzwaelder Co. 1017 Wood St., Phila., Penna.
5ft 9 115 pounds
Gray eyes, Black hair.
Physical characteristics: first joint removed thumb of left hand.

9. Residence: 110 Cedar Avenue, Woodlynee, NJ on 28 Aug 1948 in Woodlynne, Camden, NJ, USA. 14

10. Census in 1950 in Woodlynne, Camden, NJ, USA. 15 The 1950 census recorded at 110 Cedar Avenue: Lorenzo H. Beecher, cloth sponger at clothing house, 68, living with wife Emma J., 62; and Emma's father, John N. Gross, 86. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

11. Residence: 334 Reading Ave., Barrington, NJ on 1 Sep 1968 in Barrington, Camden, NJ. 4

12. Obituary: Courier-Post: obituary of Lorenzo H. Beecher on 19 Sep 1968 in Camden, Camden, NJ. 4 BEECHER -- On September 1, 1968, Lorenzo H. husband of the late Emma (nee Gross) of 334 Reading Ave., Barrington, NJ., age 87. Survived by 1 son Willard N. of Clearwater, Florida, 1 daughter, Mrs. Oscar Weber of Barrington, N.J., 3 grandchildren. Relatives and friends of the family also employees of Schwarzwaelder Co. and members of the 1st Methodist Church, Barrington, are invited to attend the funeral services on Friday morning at 11 a.m. at the Rilatt Funeral Home, 400 Clements Bridge Rd., Barrington. Interment Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, friends may call Thursday evening after 7.

Lorenzo married Emma Jane Gross, daughter of John Newton Gross and Hannah, in 1909 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. (Emma Jane Gross was born on 11 Nov 1887 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 12 16 and died on 10 Oct 1966 in , , NJ 6.)


1 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X553-SPL Lorenzo Henderson Beecher Junior, 1942.

2 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 30-Ward Philadelphia, Series: T623 Roll: 1472 Page: 66.

3 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 23 May 1924, page 26. Obituary of Ruth L. Beecher.

4 Courier-Post (Camden, New Jersey), 19 Sep 1968, page 41. Obituary of Lorenzo Beecher.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=177911573.

6 Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), 12 Oct 1966, page 32. Obituary of Emma Beecher.

7 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

8 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGWJ-P2Q Lorenzo K Beecher in household of Jane E Grass, Philadelphia Ward 24, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; citing sheet 5A, family 107, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375410.

9 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6K8-RJN Lorenzo Henderson Beecher, .

10 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1642; Page: 28A; Enumeration District: 1499; Image: 60.

11 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 55072. Ruth Larraine Beecher. Father Lorenzo Beecher Jr., mother Emma Gross.

12 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4DM-FVY Lorenzo H Beecher, 1930.

13 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K45F-YM9 Lorenzo Beecher, Wood-Lynne Borough, Camden, New Jersey, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 4-137, sheet 3B, family 57, NARA digital publication T627, roll 2323.

14 Courier-Post (Camden, New Jersey), 30 Aug 1948, page 10. Jackson-Beecher Wedding.

15 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6F9Y-7666 Lorenzo H. Beecher Woodlynne, NJ.

16 Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VB1B-89H Emma J. Gross, 1887.

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