Another name for Catharine was Katherine Shirk.6
Catharine, wife of Henry, of Lebanon Co., Pa., died Jan 26, 1878, aged 58 yrs 10 mo 6 ds.
Noted events in her life were:
1. Census in 1860 in Richland Twp., Miami, IN. 3 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. 1 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.
Catharine married Henry Beecher, son of William Beecher and Juliann Carpenter. (Henry Beecher was born on 22 Dec 1823 in , Lebanon, PA 1 5 7 and was christened on 17 Jan 1833 in New Holland: Trinity Lutheran Church, Lancaster, PA 7.)
1 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Miami County, Richland Township, Series: M593 Roll: 343 Page: 233.
2 <i>Peace Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery, Gahanna, Franklin County, Ohio</i> (http://www.genealogybug.net/Franklin_Cemeteries/peaceluth/peaceluth.htm).
3 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Miami County, Richland Township, Series: M653 Roll: 281 Page: 143.
4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90369431.
5 <i>Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church</i> (Cemetery listings at http://www.centralohiogravesearch.com/uploads/cem-peace.htm).
6 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953</i>, Death certificate of Adam Beecher.
7 <i>Trinity Lutheran Church, New Holland, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania</i> (Note: Some very early records that appear in this church register were from Muddy Creek Lutheran Church in Brecknock Township, before the congregation moved to New Holland.).