John Beecher Jr.
(1789-1865)
Catharine Eilzabeth Bernheisel
(1790-1871)
John Schmidt
Catherine
John Beecher III
(1819-1896)
Susan Schmidt
(1813-1893)
Rebecca Beecher
(1842-1905)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Charles Ammarell

2. Benneville Clay

Rebecca Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 9 Jan 1842, Bern Twp., Berks, PA 1 2
  • Christened: 22 May 1842, Bern Twp.: Epler's Church, Berks, PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Charles Ammarell
  • Marriage (2): Benneville Clay
  • Died: 10 Mar 1905, Tuckerton, Berks, PA, USA at age 63 7
  • Buried: 16 Mar 1905, Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 8 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?

2. Census in 1870 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 9 The 1870 census recorded Benneville Clay, works in limestone quarry, 29, living with wife Rebecca, 28; Sarah, 6; and John L., 4 months old. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Benneville had no real estate value and his personal estate was worth $100. The post office was Reading.

3. Census in 1880 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 10 The 1880 census recorded Benniville Clay, working in stone quarry, 38, living with wife Rebecca, 38; and son John, 10. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1900 in Muhlenberg, Berks, PA. 11 The 1900 census recorded Benneville Clay, laborer in stone quarry, 58, born Dec 1841, living with wife Rebecca, 58, Jan 1842; and step-daughter Katie Shadel, 17, Dec 1882. Benneville and Rebecca were married for 32 years and she had birthed 3 children, 2 alive in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Obituary: Reading Times: obituary of Mrs. Benneville Clay on 11 Mar 1905 in Reading, Berks, PA. 7 Mrs. Rebecca Clay, wife of Benneville Clay, died at her home, in Tuckerton, from apoplexy, yesterday, aged 63 years. The deceased was a member of the Reformed church of Tuckerton, and leaves, besides her husband, a daughter -- Sallie, wife of S. Beard, of Tuckerton -- and one son, John Clay, at home.

6. Newspaper: Reading Times, 15 Mar 1905, Reading, Berks, PA. 12 CLAY -- In Tuckerton, on the 10th inst., Rebecca, wife of Benneville, Clay, aged 63 years, 2 months and 2 days. Funeral from her late residence, at Tuckerton, on Thursday morning at 9.30. Services and interment at Epler's church.


Rebecca married Charles Ammarell, son of Frederick Ammarell Jr. and Rosalie Manz. (Charles Ammarell was born on 17 Jul 1845 in Weimar, , TH, DEU,13 14 15 died on 4 Mar 1923 in Reading, Berks, PA 13 16 and was buried in Reading: Charles Evans Cemetery, Berks, PA 13.)


Rebecca next married Benneville Clay, son of David Clay and Christianna Freeman. (Benneville Clay was born on 12 Dec 1841 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA,17 18 died on 13 Feb 1917 in Reading, Berks, PA 17 18 and was buried on 17 Feb 1917 in Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 17.)


Sources


1 <i>Epler's Church, Bern Township, Berks County, PA</i> (FHC Microfilm 1433080), Page 6.

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

3 <i>Epler's Church, Bern Township, Berks County, PA</i> (FHC Microfilm 1433080), Page 47.

4 <i>Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1854</i> ([database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Original data: Secretary of the Commonwealth. Series 26.28, Record and Indexes of Births, Deaths, and Marriages. Microfilm, rolls 668-673. Records of the Department of State, Record Group 26. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Berks > 1887-1888 Seneca Beard and Sallie Ammarell.

5 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 66211. Sallie A. Beard. Father Charles Ammarell. Mother Rebecca Beecher.

6 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 9 Nov 1893, page 4. Obituary of Mrs. John Bechert.

7 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 11 Mar 1905, page 5 . Obituary of Mrs. Benneville Clay.

8 <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.

9 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZLN-J1H Benneville Clay, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 6, family 41.

10 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW6Y-TW4 Benniville Clay, Bern, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 4, sheet 55D.

11 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3MG-J34 Bement C Clay, Muhlenberg Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 37, sheet 5A, family 96.

12 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 15 Mar 1905, page 6. Funeral listing for Rebecca Clay.

13 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15018295.

14 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 1034, Charles Ammarell biography.

15 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q24F-8Y8P Charles Ammarell, 1891.

16 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 5 Mar 1923, page 1. Obituary of Charles Ammarell.

17 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.), Certificate 19845. Beneville Clay. Father David Clay. Mother Christianna Freeman.

18 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 14 Feb 1917, page 5. Obituary of Benneville Clay.



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