Isaac Wilson Lake
Ellen Ross Lewen
(1826-1859)
Ellen Louisa Lake
(1854-1915)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Levi Reifsnyder Beecher

Ellen Louisa Lake 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

  • Born: 12 Jan 1854, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 11
  • Christened: 12 Feb 1954, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 11
  • Marriage (1): Levi Reifsnyder Beecher 1
  • Died: 5 Nov 1915, Wernersville, Berks, PA at age 61 6 10 12 13 14 15
  • Buried: 11 Nov 1915, Wernersville: St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Berks, PA 6 10

   FamilySearch ID: MRZ1-4M8.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She has conflicting birth information of Both her tombstone and her death certificate have 1855 but her christening record clearly is 1854., 12 Jan 1855 and Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2 6 10 13

2. Census in 1860 in North Heidelberg, Berks, PA. 16 The 1860 census recorded Louisa Lake, 6, living in the home of Jonathan Eyrich, farmer, 24, and his wife Rebecca, 23, and their children Sally Ann, 3, and Clara, 1. There is another child: Richard Leake, 7. Also in the home is Henry Kersh, m. laborer, 22; Mary Benethum, domestic, 18; and Daniel Fidler, monthly laborer, 27. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is listed as Bernville.

3. Census in 1870 in S. Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 17 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 Levi's wife 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. Census in 1880 in Penn Twp., Berks, PA. 18 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.

5. Census in 1900 in Lower Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 1 Levi R. Beecher, 51, born Nov. 1848, blacksmith, was living with his wife, Ellen L., 45, born Jan. 1855. She was married 30 years and had 4 children, all still living in 1900. In the household is John H., blacksmith, born Nov. 1875; and Howard L., born Sep. 1883. Ellen L. was born in England as were her parents. All others were born in Pennsylvania, as was Levi's parents.

6. Newspaper: Evening Report: "There are now four cases of smallpox in the house of Levi Beecher, near Wernersville: Mr. And Mrs. Levi Beecher, their daughter, Kate, and Mr. Beecher's sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Beecher. They are getting along as well as can be expected.", 27 Nov 1901, Lebanon, Lebanon, PA. 19 There are now four cases of smallpox in the house of Levi Beecher, near Wernersville: Mr. and Mrs. Levi Beecher, their daughter, Kate, and Mr. Beecher's sister-in-law, Mrs. Emma Beecher. They are getting along as well as can be expected.

7. Census in 1910 in Lower Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA. 20 The 1910 census recorded Levey R. Beecher, blacksmith & farmer, 57, living with wife Ellen L, 56; son-in-law Isaac Luckenbill, carpenter in car shop, 31; daughter Katie Luckenbill, 28; and granddaughter Viola L. Luckenbill, 7. Eveyrone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Ellen's parents in England. Levey and Ellen were married for 40 years and she had birthed 4 children, 3 alive in 1910. Isaac and Katie were married for 7 years and she had birthed 1 child, who was alive in 1910.

8. Cause of Death: ovarian cysts, 5 Nov 1915, Wernersville, Berks, PA. 15

9. Obituary: Reading Eagle: Mrs. Levi R. Beecher Dies at Wernersville on 6 Nov 1915 in Reading, Berks, PA. 14 Mrs. Levi R. Beecher Dies at Wernersville
Wernersville, Nov. 6 (Special) -- Mrs. Levi R. Beecher, formerly MIss Ellen Lake, died at her residence, near Wernersville, yesterday at 6:30 a. m., aged 60 years, 9 months and 23 days. She is survived by her husband, two sons and one daughter: William L., Philadelphia; John A., Wernersville; and Mrs. Isaac E. Luckenbill, Wernersville; also one grandson and one granddaughters. She is the last of her family. She was a lifelong member of Hain's Church. Funeral Thursday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 at the house. Funeral Directors Wolfensberger & Feather have charge.


Ellen married Levi Reifsnyder Beecher, son of William Beecher and Sarah Anna Reifsnyder.1 (Levi Reifsnyder Beecher was born on 23 Nov 1848 in Lower Heidelberg Twp., Berks, PA 1 3 21 22, christened on 17 Dec 1848 in Hamburg: Trinity Lutheran Church, Berks, PA,23 died on 6 Mar 1929 in Wernersville, Berks, PA 3 5 22 24 and was buried on 11 Mar 1929 in Wernersville: St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Berks, PA 3 22.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Lower Heidelberg Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1377 Page: 172.

2 Montgomery, Morton L., Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1909. Online at: http://archive.org/details/cu31924097286300), Page 853.

3 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 33111. Levi Beecher. Father Wm Beecher. Mother Sarah Reifsnyder.

4 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 98752. John A. Beecher. Father Levi Beecher. Mother Ellen Lake. Spouse Elsie Dundore.

5 Reading Times (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 7 Mar 1929, page 2. Death of Levi R. Beecher.

6 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 107664. Mrs. Ellen Louisa Beecher. Father Isaac Wilson Lake born in England. Mother Elinor Ross Luyens born in Scotland. Spouse Levi R. Beecher.

7 Kershner, W. J. (William Jacob), 1852-1926; Lerch, Adam G., joint author, History of St. John's (Hain's) Reformed church in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Penna (Reading, Pa., I. M. Beaver. 1916. Online at http://archive.org/details/historyofstjohns00ker .), 19 Jan 1884, Baptisms by Rev. Wm. J. Kershner.

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.), Certificate 023242-64 Katie E. Luckenbill. Father Levi Beecher. Mother Ellen Lake. Spouse Isaac A. Luckenbill.

9 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Berks > Reading > Lutheran Circuit > Belleman's Church, online image 251 Baptism of Kate Emma Beechert. Father Levi R. Beecher. Mother Ellen Louisa.

10 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/182960851.

11 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > PHiladelphia > Episcopal > St James Church Ellen Louisa Lake bap. 24 Feb 1854 parents Isaac w & Ellen Lake.

12 Kershner, W. J. (William Jacob), 1852-1926; Lerch, Adam G., joint author, History of St. John's (Hain's) Reformed church in Lower Heidelberg Township, Berks County, Penna (Reading, Pa., I. M. Beaver. 1916. Online at http://archive.org/details/historyofstjohns00ker .), Page 440.

13 St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Wernersville, Berks County, PA (Lower Heidelberg Township), http://archive.org/stream/historyofstjohns00kers/historyofstjohns00kers_djvu.txt.

14 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 6 Nov 1915, obituary of Mrs. Levi R. Beecher nee Ellen Lake.

15 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 10766, Ellen Louisa Beecher, father Isaac Wilson Lake, mother Elinor Ross Luyens.

16 1860 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXP7-YDF Louisa Lake North Heidelburg Twp Berks PA.

17 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, South Heidelberg Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1306 Page: 423.

18 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Penn, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1100; Family History Film: 1255100; Page: 144C; Enumeration District: 035; Image: 0288.

19 Lebanon Evening Report (Lebanon, Lebanon, Pennsylvania), 27 Nov 1901, page 4.

20 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Lower Heidelberg, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1313; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0031; FHL microfilm: 1375326.

21 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Lower Heidelberg Township, Series: M432 Roll: 753 Page: 456.

22 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=182960675.

23 Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (http://www.Ancestry.com. Original from Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records.), http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&db=PAChurchTownRecords&rank=1&new=1&MSAV=1&msT=1&gss=angs-d&gsln=beecher&msdpn__ftp=Berks+County%2c+Pennsylvania%2c+USA&msdpn=295&msdpn_PInfo=7-%7c0%7c1652393%7c0%7c2%7c3244%7c41%7c0%7c295%7c0%7c0%7c&msyp.

24 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Beecher, Levi K. Certificate 33111. Died Wernersville 6 Mar 1929. http://www.health.state.pa.us/indices/indices%20-%20death/1929%20Death/D-29%20A-B.pdf.



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