John Beecher III
(1819-1896)
Susan Schmidt
(1813-1893)
Jacob Noll
(1801-1880)
Margaretha Rebecca Keller
(1807-1866)
Cornelius Beechert
(1844-1928)
Sarah Alice Noll
(1844-1930)
John Jacob Beechert
(1879-1968)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Lillian C. Matz

John Jacob Beechert 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 14 Sep 1879, Host, Berks, PA 4 7 8 9 10
  • Marriage (1): Lillian C. Matz on 3 Mar 1900 in Reading, Berks, PA 1
  • Died: May 1968, Franklin Square, Nassau, NY at age 88 9

   Other names for John were John Beacher 8 and John J. Beecher.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Tulpehocken Twp., Berks, PA. 8 Cornelius Beacher, farm laborer, 34, was living with wife Sarah, 35; Katie, 14; George, 7; Charles, 5; Sallie, 4; Clara, 2; and John, 8 months. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Newspaper: Reading Times, 5 Dec 1887, Reading, Berks, PA. 11 Mr. John Beechert, while chopping wood on Mr. David Gicker's woodland was in the act of reaching for an article which he supposed to be a limb, but to his surprise found it to be a blacksnake. Fortunately the snake was frozen stiff, hence it showed no fight. Mr. Beechert severed the head of the reptile with his axe.

3. Census in 1900 in Cumru Twp., Berks, PA. 12 The 1900 census recorded Cornelius Beecher, farmer, 56, born Jul 1844, living with wife Sarah, 56, Mar 1844; John, 20, Mar 1880; Irwin, 16, Feb 1884; Paul, 14, Feb 1886; and Gertrude, 12, Aug 1888. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Occupation: machinist on 3 Mar 1900 in Mohnton, Berks, PA.

5. Newspaper: Reading Times: "Rev. Samuel A. Leinbach officiated at the marriage of John J. Beechert, of Mohn's Store, and Miss Lillie Matz, of Cumru.", 7 Mar 1900, Reading, Berks, PA. 13

6. Census in 1910 in Spring Twp., Berks, PA. 14 The 1910 census recorded John J. Buchert, 29, living with wife Lillie C., 29; Edwin Samuel, 9; Arthur Leroy, 7; Harold John, 1; and Helen Grace, 0. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

7. New York Census census in 1915 in Woodhaven, Queens, NY, USA. 15 The 1915 New York. State Census recorded at 162 3rd Street: J. John Beechert, machinist, 35, living with wife Lillian, 34; S. Edwin, 14; L. Arthur, 12; J. Harold, 6; G. Helen, 5; and L. Thelma, 2.

8. Occupation: foreman, Merit Hosiery Co., Bush Terminal Building, Brooklyn, NY on 12 Sep 1918 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. 4

9. Residence: 3745 Syossett St., Woodhaven, NY on 12 Sep 1918 in Woodhaven, Queens, NY, USA. 4

10. Residence: 3745 Syossett Street in Union Course, Queens on 12 Sep 1918 in , Queens, NY. 16

11. Census in 1920 in Brooklyn, Kings, NY. 17 The 1920 census recorded John J. Beechert, 40, living with wife Lillian, 38; Edwin S., 19; Arthur L., 17; Harold J., 11; Helen G., 9; and Thelma L, 7. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Thelma in New York. Also in the home is boarder Kurt P. Greenert, 28, born in Germany.

12. Census in 1930 in Queens, Queens, NY. 18 The 1930 census recorded John Beechert, 50, living with wife Lillian, 48; Harold J., 22; Helen G., 20; and Thelma, 17. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

13. Census in 1940 in Westerlo, Albany, NY. 19 The 1940 census recorded John Beechert, 61, living with wife Lillian, 59; son Edwin, 39; daughter-in-law Lucy, 36; grandson Edwin, 14; and grandson Gerald, 5. John, Lillian and Edwin Sr. were born in Pennsylvania, the others in New York.


John married Lillian C. Matz, daughter of Joseph W. Matz and Emma T. Zimmerman, on 3 Mar 1900 in Reading, Berks, PA.1 (Lillian C. Matz was born about 1881 in Brecknock Twp., Berks, PA 1 10 14.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMQ-5VF John J. Beechert and Lillie Matz, 1900.

2 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 47141. Forest Victor Beechert. Father: John Beechert. Mother: Lillie Matz.

3 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 13 Apr 1921, page 3. Obituary of Joseph Matz.

4 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6JF-KNR John Jacob Beechert.

5 <i>Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA)</i> (http://www.berkshistory.org), CR K42 Vol E. Records of Rev. William J. Kershner, Book E, 1904-1907. Page 141.

6 <i>Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA)</i> (http://www.berkshistory.org), CR K42 Vol F Records of Rev. William J. Kershner, Book F page 238.

7 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255100; National Archives Film T9-1100; Page 330A.

8 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Tulpehocken, Family History Library Film 1255100, National Archives Film Number T9-1100, Page 330A.

9 U.S. Social Security Death Index, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VMLP-626 John Beechert, May 1968.

10 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Birth Records, 1906-1909</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Birth certificates, 1906–1909. Series 11.89 (50 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 103697. Harold J. Bechert. Father John Bechert. Mother Lillie Matz.

11 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 5 Dec 1887, page 3.

12 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3MG-S9Q Cornelius Beecher, 1900.

13 <i>Reading Times (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 7 Mar 1900, page 1.

14 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MGD4-BGY John J Buchert, 1910.

15 Ancestry.com, <i>New York, State Census, 1915</i>, New York State Archives; Albany, New York; State Population Census Schedules, 1915; Election District: 02; Assembly District: 04; City: New York; County: Queens; Page: 46.

16 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6JF-KN5 Edward Samuel Beechert, 1917-1918.

17 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MJ5J-MV9 John J Beechert, 1920.

18 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X45J-NTT John Beechert Jr., 1930.

19 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3TF-2GF John Beechert, 1940.



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