John Beecher Jr.
(1789-1865)
Catharine Eilzabeth Bernheisel
(1790-1871)
John Schmidt
Catherine
John Beecher III
(1819-1896)
Susan Schmidt
(1813-1893)
Pvt. Reuben Beecher
(1840-1863)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Lucetta Groh

Pvt. Reuben Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 14 Sep 1840, Bern Twp., Berks, PA 1 3 4 6 7
  • Marriage (1): Lucetta Groh in 1862 in , Berks, PA
  • Died: 26 Jul 1863, Gettysburg, Adams, PA at age 22 3 4 6 7
  • Buried: Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 3 4 6

   Another name for Reuben was Reuben Beicher.8

  Burial Notes:

His tombstone reads: Hier ruhet Ruben Beecher sohn von John u Susanna Beecher er wurde geboren den 14 September 1840 in der Schlachte die Gettysburg am 1 Juli 1863 und starb in den vertigen hospital den 26 Juli 1863 in einen alter von 22 jahre 10 monat u 12 tage.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt. Name: Transcribed as surname Becker in Epler's church records.,,.

2. Census in 1850 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 9 The 1850 census recorded the household of Levi Douder, farmer, 19, in which we find the family of John Beecher, farmer, 35; his wife Susannah, 39; Levi, 14; Catherine, 12; Reuben, 10; Rebecca, 9; Cornelius, 7; and Susannah, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The mother could not read or write.

The neighbors on the previous census page are two Richenbeush [Richenbauch?] families: Solomon, 40, and Abraham, 45. In Solomon's household is listed a Catherine Beecher, 11. This is likely the daughter of John and Susan Beecher, listed again?

3. Census in 1860 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 10 Reuben Becher, age 20, and his brother Cornelius, 16, are farm hands living in the household of farmer Levi Good, 42, and his wife Sarah, 45. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

On the following page 21 is Godfrey Becher, and on page 22, the 72-year old elder John Becher [Beecher] who was born in 1789.

4. He was confirmed on 30 Mar 1862 in Bern Twp.: Epler's Church, Berks, PA. 11

5. Military from 28 Oct 1862 to 1 Jul 1863 in , , PA: Civil War: Co. E. 151St Regiment, Pa. Volunteers. Private. 6


Reuben married Lucetta Groh, daughter of John Groh and Lydia Feick, in 1862 in , Berks, PA. (Lucetta Groh was born in Jul 1840 in , Berks, PA,12 13 died on 29 May 1909 in Quentin, Lebanon, PA 13 14 and was buried on 2 Jun 1909 in Quentin: Bismarck Cemetery, Lebanon, PA 13.)


Sources


1 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Bern Township, Series: M432 Roll: 753 Page: 428.

2 <i>Epler's Church, Bern Township, Berks County, PA</i> (FHC Microfilm 1433080), Page 45.

3 <i>Epler's Church Cemetery, Bern Township, Berks County, PA</i> (Family History Center Microfilm 0387834), FHC Microfilm 387834, Page 31.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=63230650.

5 <i>Reading Eagle (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 27 May, 1928, page 2. Obituary of Cornelius Beecher. Veteran of the civil War: Was Active in Road Making Operations and Farming. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vZIhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=JJgFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2410%2C5765734.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012</i> (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Reuben Beecher.

7 <i>Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA)</i> (http://www.berkshistory.org), File GA-414. Beecher research contirbuted by John Franklin Beecher (1877-1971) including research of Dr. Abraham Clifford Wolf Beecher (1845-1893).

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 7424. Reuben F. Beicher. Father Reuben Beicher. Mother Lucetta Groh.

9 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M44K-ML8 John Beecher in household of Levi Douder, Bern, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 25, NARA microfilm publication M432.

10 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Bern Township, M653 Roll: 1073 Page: 20.

11 <i>Epler's Church, Bern Township, Berks County, PA</i> (FHC Microfilm 1433080), Page 100.

12 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Year: 1870; Census Place: Upper Bern, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1308; Page: 458B; Image: 434; Family History Library Film: 552807.

13 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 46251. Lucetta Blottenburger. Father John Groh. Mother Lydia Fike.

14 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132110917.



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