(Abt 1799-)
Henry Hough
(Abt 1795-)
Margaret Kline
(Abt 1799-)
William James Jacobs Sr.
Mary Ann Hough
Henrietta Jacobs


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1. Hiram Beecher

Henrietta Jacobs 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 20 Sep 1847, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA 1 4 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Hiram Beecher in 1867 in , , Pennsylvania, USA 1
  • Died: 30 Jul 1908, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA at age 60 8 9
  • Buried: 1 Aug 1908, Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 8

   Another name for Henrietta was Etta Jacobs.

   FamilySearch ID: 2JMJ-9ZL.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in New Castle, Schuylkill County, PA. 4 The 1850 census recorded William Jacobs, 30 living with wife Mary, 27, and children Mary Anne, 7; Jane, 4; and Henrietta, 2. His occupation is listed as Stage Driver. Their birthplaces are missing on the census form. They were living in the town of New Castle within New Castle Township.

2. Census in 1860 in New Castle Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 10 Henrietta Jacobs, age 11, was not living in her parents' home (William J. Jacobs and Mary nee Hough) but rather in the home of James Madara, 35, carpenter, and his wife Margaret, 31. Also in the home is her grandfather, Henry Hough, 63, day laborer. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. It is likely that Henry is living in 1860 with Margaret Madara, his daughter. The post office was Broad Mountain in New Castle Township. The census was recorded on June 6, 1870.

3. Census in 1880 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 6 Hiram Becher, coal miner, 38, was married to wife Henrietta, 31. Living with them: Lilly May, 12; Sarah Jane, 10; Edith, 7; and Willie, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. The 1890 census was destroyed in a fire, but a directory compiled from it before it was lost shows the following: Beacher, Etta. Brandonville. Edith, William J., 16. census in 1890 in Brandonville, Schuylkill, PA. 11

5. Census in 1900 in Mount Carmel Twp., Northumberland, PA. 1 Hiram Beecher (age 57, born Jul 1843) is listed in the 1900 Census as a household head living on the west side of Oak Street in Mount Carmel Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. His wife is listed as Etta (51, born Sep 1848). Living with them is son Wilhelm J. (24, born May, 1876). Both father and son are employed as coal miners. Henrietta is listed as having given birth to 4 children, all of whom were living in 1900. Living in the same building as a boarder is Sadie Beecher, his daughter, born Feb 1874 and single, occupation servant, in the household of Lewis Hilbert and his wife, Edith (Hiram's daughter.).

6. Cause of Death: Acute Gastritis, 30 Jul 1908, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 8

7. Obituary: Daily News: Death of Mrs. Jacob Beecher on 30 Jul 1908 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 12 Aged Woman Dies While Husband Lies in Hospital With Eyes Out.

Harriet, the wife of Jacob Beecher, of east Seventh street, died at 5:15 o'clock this morning. Acute gastritis was the cause, and she had been sick for some time. She was sixty years old and is survived by the husband and several grown children.
The husband was badly injured in a mine accident several weeks ago. He is lying in the Miner's hospital yet undergoing treatment and is unable to leave the cot.
Burial will be made Saturday afternoon. Funeral services will be conducted at the late home at two o'clock. The cortege will leave on the 3:15 Lehigh train for Shenandoah where interment will be made. Untertaker McConnell is in charge.

8. Obituary: Mount Carmel Item: Mrs. Beecher Dies This Morning on 30 Jul 1908 in Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 13 Henrietta, wife of Hiram Beecher, died at 5:15 o'clock this morning, at her home, at Seventh and Chestnut streets. Death was caused by gastritis.

Mrs. Beecher was well known and highly respected. She was sixty years of age, and came here ten years ago, from Shenandoah. The survivors are the husband and the following children: Mrs. Elias Lindemuth, of Mahanoy City; Mrs. Wilson Blew, Mrs. Lewis Hilbert, and W. J. Beecher, of town.

The husband of the deceased was seriously injured in the Reliance mines on June 3rd, and is now a patient in the Fountain Springs hospital. He had lost the sight of one eye.

Mrs. Beecher will be buried on Saturday. Services will be held at the house at 2:00 o'clock, by Rev. J. G. Shireman, pastor of the Mennonite church. The 3:15 Lehigh Valley train will be taken for interment at Shenandoah. Undertaker McConnell directing.

Henrietta married Hiram Beecher, son of Jacob Beacher Sr. and Angeline Eisenhuth, in 1867 in , , Pennsylvania, USA.1 (Hiram Beecher was born on 22 Feb 1842 in , Schuylkill, PA 14 15 16, christened on 28 Sep 1853 in Pottsville: Trinity Lutheran Church, Schuylkill, PA,14 died on 26 Feb 1923 in Visalia, Tulare, CA 15 16 17 18 19 20 and was buried on 28 Feb 1923 in Fresno, Fresno, CA 15 19 20.)


1 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Northumberland County, Roll 1449 Book 2, Page 98.

2 California Vital Records, California Death Index record for Lillian Mayflower Lindenmuth.

3 California Vital Records, California Death Index record for Sarah Jane McConnell.

4 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Roll: M432_827; Page: 167; Image: 274.

5 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 9 May 1908, page 5. Death of Mrs. William Jacobs.

6 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255192; National Archives Film T9-1192; Page 501A.

7 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Pennsylvania Birth Certificate (http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939
Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records
101 South Mercer Street
PO Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 656-3100), Delayed birth certificate of William Jacob Beecher Sr. (1876-1951) applied for on 17 Aug 1942.

8 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.), Death Certificate 66899. Henrietta Beacher, b. 20 Sep 1847, d. 30 Jul 1908. Parents Wm Jacobs and Mary Huth.

9 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, Pennsylvania Death Certificate (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA 16101 (724) 656-3100 http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939), Pennsylvania Death Certificate 66899.

10 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MXRS-JRK Henrietta Jacobs, , Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; citing p. 19, family 141; NARA microfilm publication M653, FHL microfilm 805178.

11 Ancestry.com, A Directory of the eleventh census of the population of Schuylkill County : giving the names and ages of males and females (Lebanon, Pa.: E.E. Schartel, 1891, c1889.).

12 Mount Carmel Daily News (Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania), 30 Jul 1908, page 1. Death of Mrs. Jacob Beecher.

13 Mount Carmel Item (Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania.), 30 Jul 1908, page 1. Mrs. Beecher Dies This Morning.

14 Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (http://www.Ancestry.com. Original from Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records.), Image 36.

15 Visalia Daily Times (Visalia, CA), 27 Feb 1923, page 6. Obituary of Hiram Beecher.

16 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/257593798.

17 California Vital Records, California Death Index, 1905-1929. His File is 10149.

18 Ancestry.com, California, Death Index, 1905-1939 (State of California. California Death Index, 1905-1939. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.), 1905-1929, Surnames A-E, printed page 707, online image 180, Beecher Hiram.

19 (California Death Certificate), Death Certificate in Tulare County for Herman [sic] Beecher, d. 26 Feb 1923.

20 Visalia Times Delta (Visalia, CA), 27 Feb 1923, page 2. Obituary of Hiram Beecher.

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