William Beecher
(1817-1881)
Sarah Anna Reifsnyder
(1817-1881)
George Yocum
(1803-1881)
Catharina Hemmig
(1805-1874)
Reuben Reifsnyder Beecher
(1839-1878)
Emma Yocum
(1843-1912)
George Levi Beecher
(1869-1951)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Emma R. Kulp

George Levi Beecher 1 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 14 Nov 1869, S. Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA 6 7 8
  • Christened: 6 Feb 1870, Wernersville: St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Berks, PA 7
  • Marriage (1): Emma R. Kulp on 20 Dec 1890 in Reading, Berks, PA 1 2 3
  • Died: 4 Nov 1951, Shillington, Berks, PA at age 81 8 10
  • Buried: 5 Nov 1951, Sinking Spring: Sinking Spring Cemetery, Berks, PA 8

  Birth Notes:

The 1900 Census reports his birth as November, whereas the 1870 Census reported October.

  Christening Notes:

Spnosors: Levi Beecher and Ellen.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in S. Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 5 Three Beechers are found on page 423 of 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. They are living on the land of Benjamin Yocum, who is Emma's brother.

Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1880 in Penn Twp., Berks, PA. 11 The 1880 census recorded Levi R. Beecher, blacksmith, 31, living with wife Ellen L., 26; son William L., 9; and son John A., 4.

Next door is William Beecher, blacksmith, 62, with wife Sarah A., 62; and servant Sallie M. Strunk, 14. Also living with them is Grandson Goerge L. Beecher, 10.

Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Newspaper: Reading Times: Holiday Weddings: "George L. Beecher, of heidelberg, and Miss Emma Kulp, of Bern, were married by Rev. D. B. Zweizig.", 23 Dec 1890, Reading, Berks, PA. 12

4. Census in 1900 in Lower Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 13 George L. Beecher, age 30, farm laborer, born Nov. 1869, is living with wife Emma, 32, born Jan. 1868. They had been married 8 years and had one child who was no longer living. Also with them is his mother, Emma, born Sep. 1843. She was married 21 years and had 3 children, 2 still living. She could not read or write. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1910 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 14 The 1910 census recorded George Beecher, laborer odd jobs, 39, living with wife Emma, 40; and his mother Emma, widow, 68. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Census in 1920 in Reading, Berks, PA. 15 The 1920 census recorded at 466 Morgantown Road: George Beecher, laborer engine works, 50, living with wife Emma, 51; brother-in-law Edward Kolp, foreman engine works, 37; sister-in-law Maude M. Kolp, 34; and niece Emma M. Kolp, 2 years 9 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Residence: 1924 Reading City Directory: Beecher, Geo. L., (Emma), laborer, h 340 Morgantown rd. In 1924 in Reading, Berks, PA. 16

8. Census in 1930 in Reading, Berks, PA. 17 The 1930 census recorded at 340 Bartlett Street: George Beecher, laborer hardware company, 60, living with wife Emma, 61; brother-in-law Edwin Kulp, constable Reading City, 47; sister-in-law Maude Kulp, 43; and niece Emma Kulp, 13, and neice Mildred Landis, 16. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Maud and her parents were New York.

9. Residence: 340 Morgantown Road in Reading is the address George L. Beecher listed for himiself as informant on his wife's death certificate. On 10 May 1930 in Reading, Berks, PA. 18

10. Residence: 244 1/2 Reed St, Reading, Pa was the address George signed as informant on brother William Beecher's death certificate. On 22 Jun 1941 in Reading, Berks, PA. 19

11. Cause of Death: George died at the Berks County Home due to congestive heart failure due to arteriosclerosis, heart disease, 4 Nov 1951, Shillington, Berks, PA. 8

12. Residence: 244 1/2 Reed Street, Reading, PA on 4 Nov 1951 in Reading, Berks, PA. 8


George married Emma R. Kulp, daughter of Solomon Kulp and Caroline Pfleiger, on 20 Dec 1890 in Reading, Berks, PA.1 2 3 (Emma R. Kulp was born on 26 Jan 1869 in Bernville, Berks, PA,18 died on 10 May 1930 in Angelica, Berks, PA 9 18 20 and was buried on 14 May 1930 in Sinking Spring: Sinking Spring Cemetery, Berks, PA 18.)


Sources


1 Montgomery, Morton L, <i>Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania</i> (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1909. Online at: http://archive.org/details/cu31924097286300), Page 1483.

2 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Lower Heidelberg Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1377 Page: 172.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMCD-DYL George L Beecher and Emma Kulp, 1890.

4 1880 United States Census.

5 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, South Heidelberg Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1306 Page: 423.

6 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255100; National Archives Film T9-1100; Page 144C.

7 <i>St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Wernersville, Berks County, PA</i> (Lower Heidelberg Township).

8 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 92586. George L. Beecher. Father Ruben Beecher. Mother Emma Yocum.

9 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 12 May 1930, page 2. Obituary of Emma Beecher.

10 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 92586. George L. Beecher.

11 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Penn, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1100; Family History Film: 1255100; Page: 144C; Enumeration District: 035; Image: 0288.

12 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 23 Dec 1890, page 1.

13 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Lower Heidelberg Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1377 Page: 173.

14 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Cumru, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1313; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 0014; FHL microfilm: 1375326.

15 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: Reading Ward 18, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1538; Page: 23B; Enumeration District: 131; Image: 484.

16 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1924 Reading City Directory, printed page 182, image 103 of 718.

17 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2002; Page: 59A; Enumeration District: 0071; Image: 601.0; FHL microfilm: 2341736.

18 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 48169. Emma Beecher. Father Solomon Kulp. Mother Caroline Fleger.

19 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 54761. Wm Benjamin Beecher. Father Reuben Beecher. Mother Anna Yocum.

20 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Emma Beecher, died in Spring Township, Berks County, 10 May 1930, death certificate 48169.



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