Samuel W. Beecher Sr.
(1785-1870)
Eleanor
(1788-1874)
John Stauffer Sr.
(1787-1859)
Susanna Christine Martin
(1783-1853)
Samuel William Beecher Jr.
(1821-1895)
Mary Ann Stauffer
(1820-1864)
John S. Beecher
(1843-1889)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Malinda Schnerer

John S. Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 20 Oct 1843, Bareville, Lancaster, PA 1 2 4 6
  • Marriage (1): Malinda Schnerer
  • Died: 9 Jan 1889, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA at age 45 2 4
  • Buried: 11 Jan 1889, Lancaster: City Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 2 4 5

   FamilySearch ID: LD9K-JH7.

  Burial Notes:

Buried in section 1616 with Samuel Beecher (Becher) b.Oct 23, 1895.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Manheim Twp., Lancaster, PA. 7 William C. Beecher, age 33, master machinist, is listed in the 1860 Census in Manheim Township in Lancaster County having real estate valued at $4,000 and personal possessions worth $1,000. Living with him is Henrietta, 40; and Laura, 4. Also in the home are David Groff, 13; Louis Groff, 10; Henry Hornstraw, 17; John Stouder, 25; Jacob Landis, 19; Joseph Heuber, 21; and Caroline Sutz, 17, servant. Henry was born in Germany, everyone else in Pennsylvania. We presume these are live-in employees, although the Groff children could be Henrietta's from a first marriage? The post office listed is Oregon.

Also on this census page is Mary Beecher, age 35, occupation "lady". Her real estate is valued at $7,000 and possessions at $400. Living with her must be her son or brother, John Beecher, 16; Ellen Reese, 11; Mary Brown, 22, servant; and Samuel Grube, 55, plasterer. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

Living nearby is Samuel Beecher, who is likely the father of William and Mary.

2. Military from 1861 to 1864: Civil War. His burial notes state: Member Company A, 5th U.S. Artillery.
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3. Military on 1 Aug 1861 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA: during the Civil War. 8 Enlistment record:
Beecher, John S. Enlisted August 1, 1861. Lancaster, Pa. Capt. Getty. Period: 5 years. Born: Bareville, Penn. Age: 19. Occupation: Farmer. Eyes: Grey. Hair: Lt. Complexion: Fair. Height: 59 1/2". Regiment: 5th Arty. Company A. Discharged Aug 1/64 by expiration of service at Petersburg, Va. a Corporal.

4. Residence: 1866 Lancaster City Directory: John S. Beecher, home 121 E. Chestnut in 1866 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 9

5. John was listed on a deed on 25 Jul 1866 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 10 John S. Beecher & wife Malinda granted to Francis Kilburn. All that certain lot on piece of ground fronting on E. Chestnut St. in said City of Lancaster between Sims and Shippen Streest, 16 feet front, 146 deep to alley.

6. Census in 1870 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 1 John S. Beecher, laborer, 26, was living with wife Malinda, 29; William W., 2; and Mary E., 6 months old when the census was recorded on 22 Jun 1870. The census notes she was born in Dec. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. John had no real estate value and his personal estate was worth $100.

7. Census in 1880 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 6 John S. Beecher, 36, laborer, is living with wife Malinda, 39; William, 12, occupation errand boy; and John, 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Newspaper: Lancaster Daily Intelligencer: Funeral of John S. Beecher, 11 Jan 1889, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. The funeral of John S. Beecher, who lived on West Lemon street, was held this afternoon and the interment was made at Lancaster cemetery. Post 405, of which deceased was a member, attended in a body, and Rev. Gray conducted the services.

9. 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War census in 1890 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 11 Beecher, Malinda, widow of Beecher, John
Private, Company A, 5th US Artillery Regiment.
Enlisted 1 Aug 1861
Discharged 1 Aug 1864.
Post office address: 39 W. Lemon St.

10. Residence: Lancaster City Directory: 39 W. Lemon, Lancaster, PA: Beecher, Malinda, wid. John S.; Beecher, Wm. W., clerk in 1890 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 12


John married Malinda Schnerer, daughter of George Schnerer and Elizabeth Martin. (Malinda Schnerer was born on 28 Jan 1841 in Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster, PA,1 2 6 13 14 died on 30 Oct 1906 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA 13 14 15 and was buried on 2 Nov 1906 in Lancaster: City Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 2 13 15.)


Sources


1 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Lancaster Ward 2, Series: M593 Roll: 1356 Page: 186.

2 Lancaster City Cemetery, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Online at http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/lancaster/cemeteries/lanc-cem-02.txt).

3 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 7152. William W. Beecher. Father John S. Beecher. Mother Malinda ___.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35832825.

5 Lancaster Daily Intelligencer (Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania), 11 Jan 1889, page 4.

6 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255143; National Archives Film T9-1143; Page 259D.

7 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Manheim Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1124 Page: 352.

8 United States, Registers of Enlistments in the U. S. Army, 1798 - 1914, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VRQH-JJP John S Beecher, 1861.

9 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1866 Lant's Directory of Lancaster City, 1866-67, page 10.

10 Lancaster County Courthouse, Deed Book M, Vol. 9, p. 476.

11 FamilySearch.org, United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K89R-Z44 John Beecher, 1890.

12 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, 1890 Williams' Lancaster City Directory. Page 46.

13 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 98028. Malinda Beecher. Father George Schnerer, mother Elizabeth Martin.

14 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35832868.

15 Lancaster New Era (Lancaster, PA), 31 Oct 1906, page 2. Obituary of Malinda Beecher.



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