John Beecher Sr.
(1757-1819)
Mary Ann Albrecht
(1762-1834)
Jacob Graef
George Beecher
(1790-1842)
Maria Barbara Graef
(1792-1848)
Harrison Hunsinger Beecher
(1833-1896)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Susanna Heim

Harrison Hunsinger Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 24 Jun 1833, , Berks, PA 2 3 4 5 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Susanna Heim on 25 Apr 1873 in Reading, Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 30 Sep 1896, Reading, Berks, PA at age 63 4 5 6 7
  • Buried: 6 Oct 1896, Reading: Charles Evans Cemetery, Berks, PA 4 5

   Another name for Harrison was Harrison Beacher.8

   FamilySearch ID: KGD4-WB1.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Lower Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 2 William Beacher, age 33, blacksmith, is living with wife Sarah, also 33; Reuben, 11; Mary, 7; John, 3; Levi, 1. Also in the home are William's sister, Mary Beecher, 23; and William's brother Harrison Beecher, 17, also a blacksmith. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Military from 10 Nov 1862 to 12 Aug 1863 in , , PA: Civil War: Co. A 167th Regt. Pa. D.M. Private. 7 9

3. Census in 1870 in S. Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 3 Two Beecher households are found on as neighbors in the 1870 Census in South Heidelberg Township in Berks County. The post office is Wernersville.

William Beecher, age 52, blacksmith, is living with wife Sarah, 52; Levi, 21; and Ellen, 16. With them is a Sarah Strunk, age 4, and Harrison Beecher, 37, no occupation listed. William's real estate is valued at $1,800 and his possessions worth $400.

Reuben Beecher, 30, farm laborer, is living with wife Emma, 26, and George L., 7 months old, born in Oct. 1869. He has no real estate and $400 of possessions. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

4. Residence: on 25 Apr 1874 in Lower Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 1

5. Census in 1880 in Reading, Berks, PA. 8 Harrison H. Beacher, carpenter, 46, is living with wife Susan, 32; son John F., 2, and daughter Katie B. R., 8 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Fact: Genealogy info on this family from John Franklin Beecher is filed at Historical Society of Berks County: http://www.berkshistory.org/library/books/details.php?id=1148.


Harrison married Susanna Heim, daughter of John Heim and Rebecca Geschwindt, on 25 Apr 1873 in Reading, Berks, PA.1 (Susanna Heim was born on 29 Aug 1851 in , , PA 7 8 10 11 12, christened on 16 Nov 1851 in Hamburg: St. Michael's Church, Berks, PA,11 died on 26 Nov 1918 in Reading, Berks, PA 7 10 12 13 and was buried on 2 Dec 1918 in Reading: Charles Evans Cemetery, Berks, PA 10 12 14.)


Sources


1 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (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: 575. Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading: Marriage of Harrison H Beecher and Susan G Heim.

2 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Lower Heidelberg Township, Series: M432 Roll: 753 Page: 456.

3 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, South Heidelberg Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1306 Page: 423.

4 Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (http://www.Ancestry.com. Original from Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records.), Reading, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=2451&iid=40162_261486-00524&fn=Harrison+H&ln=Beecher&st=d&ssrc=&pid=2196169.

5 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68585408.

6 Ancestry.com, Reading, Pennsylvania Deaths, 1873-1905, Harrison H. Beecher, 30 Sep 1896, file 991.

7 Research of John Franklin Beecher (1877-1971) (File GA-B-414 at Berks History Center library, amily tree dated 1961 of the descendants of George Beecher (1791-1842) created by John Franklin Beecher.).

8 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255102; National Archives Film T9-1102; Page 444C.

9 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1929-1990; Archive Collection Number: Series 1-1; Folder Number: 30.

10 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=88971836.

11 St. Michael's Church, Hamburg, Berks, Pennsylania (Online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/berks/church/stmichbap01.txt).

12 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 169935, Susan Beecher, father John Heim, mother Rebecca Geschwindt.

13 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 30 Nov 1918, page 5. Obituary of Mrs. Susan H. Beecher.

14 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (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: 566. St. Luke's Lutheran Church burial record for Susan Beecher, 2 Dec 1918.



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