John Beecher Jr.
(1789-1865)
Catharine Eilzabeth Bernheisel
(1790-1871)
John Schmidt
Catherine
John Beecher III
(1819-1896)
Susan Schmidt
(1813-1893)
Susan Beecher
(1848-1939)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John L. Miller
2. Stephen D. Bernet

Susan Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 18 Oct 1848, Bern Twp., Berks, PA 1 8 9 10 11
  • Christened: 12 May 1849, Bern Twp.: Epler's Church, Berks, PA 10
  • Marriage (1): John L. Miller on 23 Jul 1871 in Reading: Trinity Lutheran Church, Berks, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Stephen D. Bernet on 16 Nov 1905 in Reading, Berks, PA 3
  • Died: 7 Mar 1939, West Reading, Berks, PA at age 90 5 8 11
  • Buried: 10 Mar 1939, Reading: Charles Evans Cemetery, Berks, PA 5 8 11

   Another name for Susan was Susannah Beecher.1 9

  Christening Notes:

Sponsor was Jacob Berlet.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She has conflicting birth information of Find-A-Grave has her birth as 1850 but no tombstone exists so that is likely an estimate, not as accurate as her baptism record., 1850 and Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 8

2. Census in 1850 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 12 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. Residence: in 1871 in Reading, Berks, PA. 13

4. Census in 1880 in Reading, Berks, PA. 14 The 1880 census recorded living at 9 North Ninth Street in Reading: John L. Miller, machinist, 53, living with wife Susan, 31; and John's mother, Ellen Miller, 86. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Ellen's father in Germany.

5. Census in 1900 in Reading, Berks, PA. 15 The 1900 census recorded owning a home at 1023 Spruce Street in Reading: John Miller, machinist, 73, born Dec 1826, living with wife Susan, 50, Oct 1849. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. They were married 29 years. The column indicating how many children Susan had birthed is blank.

6. Newspaper: Reading Times: "Married: Stephen Berndt, yeoman, aged 66, Lenhartsville, and Susan Beecher, 1023 Spruce street. The grrom has been twice a widower, the first time on September 12, 1903, and the second time on January 7, 1905. The bride is a widow.", 17 Nov 1905, Reading, Berks, PA. 4

7. Census in 1910 in Reading, Berks, PA. 16 The 1910 census recorded at 1840 Perkimonen Avenue: Stephen Bernet, 71, living with wife Susan, 60, who had given birth to no children in her life by 1910. For both this was a second marriage. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Residence: on 25 Apr 1912 in Reading, Berks, PA. 6

9. Census in 1930 in Reading, Berks, PA. 17 The 1930 census recorded owning a $6000 home at 1840 Perikomen Avenue: Susan Bernett, 80, widow. She and her father were born in Pennsylvania and her mother in Germany.

10. Residence: 1937 Reading City Directory: Bernet Susan (wid Stephen) h 1840 Perk av in 1937 in Reading, Berks, PA. 18

11. Cause of Death: Susan died at Reading Hospital from a fracture of left hip, 7 Mar 1939, West Reading, Berks, PA. 11

12. Residence: 1840 Perkiomen Ave., Reading, Pa. On 7 Mar 1939 in Reading, Berks, PA. 11

13. Obituary: Reading Times: obituary of Susan (Beecher) Burnett on 8 Mar 1939 in Reading, Berks, PA. 5 Susan (Beecher) Burnett, 89, widow of Stephen Burnett, died yesterday at the Reading Hospital, of injuries sustained in a fall several weeks ago at her home, 1840 Perkiomen ave. Her first husband was the late John L. Miller, an engineer on the Reading railroad. She was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church.
Funeral services will be held from her late home on Friday at 2 p. m. Interment will be made in Charles Evans Cemetery. Funeral Director E. Raymond Mohr, of Birdsboro, has charge of funeral arrangements.


Susan married John L. Miller, son of Frederick H. Miller and Ellen Lotz, on 23 Jul 1871 in Reading: Trinity Lutheran Church, Berks, PA.1 2 (John L. Miller was born on 17 Dec 1826 in Robeson Twp., Berks, PA,1 19 20 died on 9 Dec 1901 in Reading, Berks, PA 19 20 21 22 and was buried on 14 Dec 1901 in Reading: Charles Evans Cemetery, Berks, PA 19 20.)


Susan next married Stephen D. Bernet, son of Samuel Berndt and Catherine Dunkel, on 16 Nov 1905 in Reading, Berks, PA.3 (Stephen D. Bernet was born on 3 Nov 1838 in Ontelaunee, Berks, PA,23 24 25 died on 25 Apr 1915 in Reading, Berks, PA 23 24 25 and was buried on 29 Apr 1915 in Jacksonwald: Schwarzwald Reformed Church, Berks, PA 23 24.)


Sources


1 <i>Trinity Lutheran Church, Reading, Berks County, PA</i>.

2 FamilySearch.org, "Pennsylvania Marriages, 1709-1940," https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2XK-9LV John L. Miller and Susan Beecher, 1871.

3 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFM4-PJB Stephen Bernet and Susan Beecher, 1905.

4 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 17 Nov 1905, page 2. Marriage of Stephen Berndt and Susan Beecher.

5 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 8 Mar 1939, page 16. Obituary of Susan Beecher Burnett.

6 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 27 Apr 1912, page 2. Obituary of Catharine Ammarell.

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

8 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=85654313.

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

10 <i>Epler's Church, Bern Township, Berks County, PA</i> (FHC Microfilm 1433080), Page 13.

11 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 24871. Susan Burnett. Spouse Stephen Burnett.

12 <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.

13 <i>Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Berks -> Reading -> Trinity Lutheran Church record book, 1871 Jul 23 marriage of John L. Miller and Susan Beecher, both of Rdg.

14 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1101; Family History Film: 1255101; Page: 298A; Enumeration District: 053; Image: 0770.

15 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Year: 1900; Census Place: Reading Ward 10, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1379; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0081; FHL microfilm: 1241379.

16 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGD4-H6B Susan Bernet in entry for Stephen Bernet, 1910.

17 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2002; Page: 44B; Enumeration District: 65; Image: 1194.0; FHL microfilm: 2341736.

18 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1937 Reading City Directory, printed page 79, online image 42.

19 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73624959.

20 <i>Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (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: 566. Berks -> Reading -> St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Printed page 359, online image 471 of 531, burial of John L. Miller.

21 Lebanon Daily News, 11 Dec 1901, page 3. Obituary of John L. Miller.

22 <i>The Allentown Leader (Allentown, PA)</i> (Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania), 11 Dec 1901, page 1. Obituary of John L. Miller.

23 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79116313.

24 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 38956. Stephen D. Bernet. Father Samuel Bernet. Mother Catharine Dunkel.

25 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 26 Apr 1915, page 3. Obituary of Stephen Bernet.



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