William Beecher
Julia Ann Carpenter
Henry Beecher
Catharine Shirk
Adam Beecher


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1. Mary Elizabeth
2. Ollie Kline

Adam Beecher 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 26 Dec 1851, Mifflin Twp., Franklin, OH 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • Marriage (1): Mary Elizabeth 1
  • Marriage (2): Ollie Kline on 15 Sep 1897 in , Union, OH 2 3
  • Died: 23 Jan 1933, Richwood, Union, OH at age 81 3 6 7
  • Buried: 25 Jan 1933, Richwood: Claiborne Cemetery, Union, OH 3 6 7

   Another name for Adam was Adam Bucher.8

   FamilySearch ID: LD92-XZG.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Richland Twp., Miami, IN. 5 Henry Beecher, farmer, 37, was living with wife Catheren [sic], 41; son Adam, 8; and Rufes [sic], 3. Henry and wife were born in Pennsylania, Adam in Ohio, and Rufus in Indiana. Henry's real estate was worth $1,200 and personal estate $200.

2. Census in 1870 in Richland Twp., Miami, IN. 9 The 1870 census recorded Henry Bucher [two handwritten e's look like a u so was transcribed wrong in census], 46, farmer, living with wife Catherine, 50; Adam, 18; and Rufus, 13. The parents were born in Pennsylvania, the children in Ohio. Henry's real estate was valued at $5,000. Post office was Chili.
Next door is his father, Wm. Heecher [recorded wrong], retired farmer, 70, living with wife Julia, 67. They were born in Pennsylvania. William's land was valued at $800 and personal estate $200.

3. Census in 1880 in Gahanna, Franklin, OH. 4 Henry Beecher, salon keeper, 56, was living with Catherine, 26; son Adam, barber, 28; daughter-in-law Elizabeth Beecher, 21; and step son George Occkey or Rockey [handwriting unclear], 9. Everyone was born in Ohio except Henry in Pennsylvania, as was his parents. Henry's wife's parents were from Germany. Son Adam's parents were from Pennsylvania, indicating that Catherine is not his mother and is Henry's daughter or possibly second wife. Elizabeth's father was from West Virginia and mother from Ohio.

4. Residence: on 10 Jun 1895 in Claiborne, Union, OH. 10

5. Newspaper: Marysville Journal-Tribune: Divorce Notice, 10 Jun 1897, Marysville, Union, OH, USA. 1 Divorce Notice.
Mary Beecher, whose place of residence is unknown, is hereby notified that her husband, Adam Beecher, did, on the 24th day of May, A. D. 1897, file his petition, case No. 7373, in the office of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Union county, Ohio, charging the said Mary Beecher with willful absence from plaintiff for more than three years last past, and asking that he may be divorced from the said Mary Beecher. Said petition will stand for hearing after the expiration of six weeks from the first publication of this notice.
F. A. Thompson
Attorney for Plaintiff.
Marysville, O., May 27, 1897 -- 6 times.

6. Newspaper: Marysville Journal-Tribune: Common Pleas Court: Adam Beecher vs. Mary Beecher, divorce. Decree granted plaintiff upon grounds of willful absence for more than three years and plaintiff to pay costs., 23 Sep 1897, Marysville, Union, OH, USA. 11

7. Census in 1900 in Liberty Twp., Union, OH. 12 The 1900 census recorded Adam Beecher, day laborer, 47, born Dec 1853, living with wife Ollie, 26, Dec 1874. They had been married 3 years. She had given birth to 1 child by 1900 who was no longer alive. They and their parents were born in Ohio.

8. Census in 1910 in Taylor Township, Union, Ohio, United States. 13 The 1910 census recorded Adam Beecher, laborer, odd jobs, 59, living with wife Ollie, 35. She had birthed 1 child who was no longer alive. Adam had been married twice and Ollie once. Adam, his parents, and Ollie were born in Ohio, but her parents birthplace is "unknown."

9. Census in 1920 in Richwood, Union, OH. 14 The 1920 census recorded at 229 Bomford Street: Adam Bucher [Beecher], 68, living with wife Ollie, occupation washwoman at home, 47. They and their parents were born in Ohio, except Adam's father was born in Pennsylvania.

10. Census in 1930 in Richwood, Union, OH. 15 The 1930 census recorded at 254 West Bomford Street: Adam Beecher, 78, living with wife Olive, 54. They and their parents were born in Ohio.

11. Death Certificate: 23 Jan 1933, Richwood, Union, OH. 16 Name: Adam Beecher
Death date: 23 Jan 1933
Death place: Richwood, Union, Ohio
Birth date: 26 Dec 1851
Estimated birth year:
Birth place: Franklin County, Ohio
Age at death: 81 years 28 days
Gender: Male
Marital status: Married
Race or color: Caucasian
Street address:
Occupation: Horse Trainer
Residence: Richwood, Ohio
Cause of death: angina pectoris, was dead when doctor arrived
Burial date: 25 Jan 1933
Burial place:
Cemetery name: Claiborne
Spouse name: Ollie Kline
Father name: Henry Beecher
Father birth place: Ohio
Mother name: Katherine Shirk
Mother birth place: Ohio
GSU film number: 1992777
Digital GS number: 4001871
Image number: 476
Reference number: fn 6438.

12. Obituary: Richwood Gazette: obituary of Adam Beecher on 26 Jan 1933 in Richwood, Union, OH. 3 Heart Attack Fatal to Adam Beecher
Aged Resident Succumbs Monday Evening - Funeral on Wednesday Afternoon
Adam Beecher, 81, dropped dead about five o'clock, Monday evening at his home, following a sudden heart attack. Mr. Beecher had been blind for a number of years. He was a son of Henry and Katherine Shirk Beecher and was born on December 26, 1851, in Franklin county. He was united in marriage to Miss Ollie Kline, September 15, 1897 who survives. Mr. Beecher was a member of the Lutheran church at Gahanna. Funeral services were held at the Winter & Son chapel, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. G. W. Moore, of Claiborne, officiating. Burial was made in Claiborne cemetery.

Adam married Mary Elizabeth.1 The marriage ended in divorce in Sep 1897. (Mary Elizabeth was born about 1859 in , , OH 4.)

Adam next married Ollie Kline, daughter of Fredrick Kline and Margaret Wholfort, on 15 Sep 1897 in , Union, OH.2 3 (Ollie Kline was born in Dec 1874 in Green Camp, Marion, OH,12 17 18 19 died on 9 Jan 1943 in Paris Twp., Union, OH 18 and was buried on 11 Jan 1943 in Richwood: Claiborne Cemetery, Union, OH 17 19.)


1 Marysville Journal-Tribune (Marysville, Union, Ohio.), 10 Jun 1897, page 3.

2 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X8NN-3KM Adam Beecher and Olive Klline Or Kline, 1897.

3 Richwood Gazette (Richwood, OH), 26 Jan 1933, page 1. Obituary of Adam Beecher.

4 1880 United States Census, Ohio, Franklin County, Gahanna, Family History Library Film 1255015, NA Film Number T9-1015, Page 328B.

5 1860 United States Census, Indiana, Miami County, Richland Township, Series: M653 Roll: 281 Page: 143.

6 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, Death certificate of Adam Beecher. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X63B-KM1.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81877314.

8 1870 United States Census, Indiana, Miami County, Richland Township, Series: M593 Roll: 343 Page: 233.

9 1870 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MX63-DFL Indiana, Miami County, Richland Township, Series: M593 Roll: 343 Page: 233.

10 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X6DG-7XH Howard Kline b. 10 Jun 1895 Claiborne OH father Adam Beecher mother Ollie Kline.

11 Marysville Journal-Tribune (Marysville, Union, Ohio.), 23 Sep 1897, page 4.

12 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MMXF-HH1 Adam Beecher, 1900.

13 1910 United States Census, Adam Beecher, Tayor Township, Union, OH.

14 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Claibourne, Union, Ohio; Roll: T625_1445; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 232; Image: 830.

15 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4ZK-34V Adam Beecher, 1930.

16 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, Death certificate of Adam Beecher.

17 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81877313.

18 FamilySearch.org, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X83W-Q9W Ollie Beecher, 1943.

19 Richwood Gazette (Richwood, OH), 14 Jan 1943, page 2. Obituary of Ollie Beecher.

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