John Beecher Jr.
(1789-1865)
Catharine Eilzabeth Bernheisel
(1790-1871)
John Leinbach
(1778-1860)
Elizabeth Kleiss
George Washington Beecher
(1811-1887)
Mary Leinbach
(1806-1878)
Lydia Ann Beecher
(1836-1916)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Reuben Hartranft Endy

Lydia Ann Beecher 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 1 Sep 1836, Bern Twp., Berks, PA 3 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Reuben Hartranft Endy on 17 Dec 1855 in Jacksonwald, Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 31 Oct 1916, Reading, Berks, PA at age 80 2 3 7
  • Buried: 4 Nov 1916, Jacksonwald: Schwarzwald Cemetery, Berks, PA 2 7

   Other names for Lydia were Lydia Becher 6 and Lydia Biecher.8

   FamilySearch ID: LZPD-73T.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She has conflicting birth information of 31 Aug 1836 and Exeter Twp., Berks, PA. 2

2. Census in 1850 in Exeter Twp., Berks, PA. 6 George Becher, laborer, 38, was living with Mary, 36; Stephen, 8; Lydia, 13; and Mary, 7. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

The next door neighbor is Benjamin Reidnouer, 42; and his wife Sarah and their children. [Note: The other Beecher families in this line move to Franklin Co. Ohio and live and intermarry with the Ridenours.].

3. Census in 1870 in Oley Twp., Berks, PA. 9 The 1870 census recorded Reuben Endy, shoemaker, 39, living with wife Lydia, 33; Hannah, 11; Susan M., 8; Lydia Alice, 6; Sarah M., 3; and Reuben O., 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Earlville.

4. Census in 1880 in Reading, Berks, PA. 10 The 1880 census recorded at 1311 Fairview St.: Reuben Endy, saddler, 49, living with wife Lydia, 43; Mary Ann, works in paper mill, 23; daughter Mehela, works in paper mill, 19; son Oliver, works in cotton mill, 11; and son John, 4. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1910 in Reading, Berks, PA. 11 The census recorded at 562 South 16 1/2 street: Lydia Endy, widowed, 72, a boarder in the home of John C. Brown, laborer in a tube mill, 21, and his wife Lydia S., 18. Lydia Endy had birthed 9 children by 1900 and 5 were still alive then. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Cause of Death: cerebrah hemorrhage, 31 Oct 1916, Reading, Berks, PA. 2

7. Obituary: Reading Eagle: obituary of Mrs. Lydia Endy on 31 Oct 1916 in Reading, Berks, PA. 3 Following an illness of three weeks, Lydia, widow of Reuben H. Endy, died of apoplexy at 8:25 a. m. today. at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Hannah Stover, 853 Church street, aged 80 years. She was bedfast since last Saturday. Mrs. Endy was a native of Bern township. She was a daughter of the late George W. and Mary (nee Leinbach) Beachert. The last 41 years she spent in this city. Her husband died 15 years ago. She was one of the oldest living members of Schwarzwald Reformed Church, and was the last of her family. There remain five children, Mrs. Stover, with whom she lived; Mrs. Mary Beadencup, Mrs. Alice Heinly, Oliver and John, all of Reading; 21 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

8. Residence: 853 Church St., Reading, Pa. On 31 Oct 1916 in Reading, Berks, PA. 2

9. Newspaper: Reading Eagle: funeral of Mrs. Lydia Endy, 4 Nov 1916, Reading, Berks, PA. 12 Mrs. Lydia Endy
Services were held in Schwarzwald Church over the remains of Lydia, widow of Reuben H. Endy, whose funeral was held from her residence, 353 Church street. Rev. Elam J. Snyder officiated. The remains were attired in a black silk dress and rested in a square-cornered black broadcloth-covered casket with silver extension handles, silver trimmings and plate bearing name and age. Undertaker Seidel had charge of the interment, which was made in the church cemetery.


Lydia married Reuben Hartranft Endy on 17 Dec 1855 in Jacksonwald, Berks, PA.1 (Reuben Hartranft Endy was born on 10 Oct 1830 in , Berks, PA,13 died on 11 Dec 1901 in , Berks, PA 13 and was buried in Jacksonwald: Schwarzwald Cemetery, Berks, PA 13.)


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: 573. Berks, Jacksonwald, Schwarzwald United Church of Christ. Marriage of Lydia Ann Biecher and Reuben H. Endy.

2 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 106856. Lydia Endy. Father Geo W Beachert. Mother Mary Leinbach.

3 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 31 Oct 1916, page 6. Death of Mrs. Lydia Endy.

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 96107. Mrs. Lydia Alice Heinle. Father Reuben Endy. Mother Lydia Beecher. Spouse Rudolph C. Heinle.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 573. PA > Berks > Jacksonwald > Schwartzwald United Church of Christ.

6 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Exeter Township, Series: M432 Roll: 753 Page: 391.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=131631332.

8 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: 573. Berks, Jacksonwald, Schwarzwald United Church of Christ. Burial of Hiram Irwin Endy, son of Reuben H. & Lydia (Biecher) Endy. Image 98.

9 1870 United States Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Oley, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1306; Page: 579B; Image: 343; Family History Library Film: 552805.

10 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1102; Family History Film: 1255102; Page: 410D; Enumeration District: 057; Image: 0221.

11 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Reading Ward 16, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1315; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0110; FHL microfilm: 1375328.

12 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 4 Nov 1916, page 6. Funeral of Mrs. Lydia Endy.

13 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69247547.



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