Benjamin Biecher
(1797-1876)
Elenora Weidner
(1804-1856)
John S. Patterson
(1795-1849)
Elizabeth Ann
(1797-1860)
Benjamin Beecher
(1832-1922)
Elizabeth Ann Patterson
(1833-1900)
Eva Leola Beecher
(1862-1934)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Robert Frederick Gralapp

Eva Leola Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 14 Jun 1862, Lima, Allen, OH 4 6
  • Marriage (1): Robert Frederick Gralapp on 14 Dec 1892 in Le Mars, Plymouth, IA 1 2
  • Died: 8 Oct 1934, Winfield, Cowley, KS, United States at age 72 2 4
  • Buried: 10 Oct 1934, Ponca City: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Kay, OK 4

   Another name for Eva was Eva Leola Bicher.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Chatsworth, Livingston, IL. 6 The 1870 census recorded Benjamin Beecher, carpenter, 38, living with wife Elizabeth, 36; Clara A., 13; Eva L., 8; Geo H., 7; and John M., 1. Everyone was born in Ohio except Benjamin in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1880 in America Twp., Plymouth, IA. 7 The 1880 census recorded Benjamin Bucher [indexed wrong], carpenter, 48, living with wife Elizabeth A., 47; Clara A., 23; Eva Leola, 18; Elizabeth E., 8, blind in left eye; and Daisy, 6. Benjamin was born in Pennsylvania, Elizabeth E. in Illinois, Daisy in Iowa, and the others in Ohio.

3. Iowa State Census census in 1885 in America Twp., Plymouth, IA. The 1885 Iowa State Census recorded Benjamin Beecher, mechanic, 57, living with wife Elizabeth, 57; Clara, 28; and Eva, 22.

4. Census in 1900 in Le Mars, Plymouth, IA. 3 Benjamin Beecher, carpenter, 67, born Aug 1832 in Pennsylvania, widowed, was living with daughter Clara, 48, born Feb 1857 in Ohio, single. Benjamin's parents were from Pennsylvania; Clara's mother was from Ohio.

Next door is his daughter, Eva L. born Aug 1862, living with her husband, carpenter Robert Gralapp, born Oct 1862. He was born in Wisconsin, and his parents in Germany. Eva and her mother was born in Ohio, her father in Pennsylvania. Three children are in their home: Elizabeth, born Dec 1893; Benjamin, born Mar 1895, and Emma born Jul 1898. All children were born in Iowa, their father in Wisconsin and mother in Ohio.

5. Census in 1910 in Cross Township, Kay, OK. The 1910 census recorded Robert F. Gralapp, farmer, 47, living with wife Eva L, 47; Elisabeth A., 16; Benjamin H., farmer, 15; Emma M., 11; and father-in-law Benjamin Beecher, widowed, 77. Robert was born in Wisconsin, his parents in Germany. Eva and her mother were born in Ohio and her father in Pennsylvania. Elizabeth, Benjamin H. and Emma were born in Iowa. Father-in-law Benjamin and his parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Census in 1920 in Cross Township, Kay, OK. 8 The 1920 census recorded Robert Gralapp, farmer, 57, living with wife Eva L, 57; daughter Elisebett, 26; son Bengaman, farm laborer, 24; daughter Emma, 21; and father Bengamin Beecher, widowed, 87. Robert was born in Wisconsin, his parents in Germany. Eva and her mother were born in Ohio and her father in Pennsylvania. Elesebett was born in Ohio, and the other two children in Iowa. Father Benjamin and his parents were born in Pennsylvania.


Eva married Robert Frederick Gralapp, son of Christian Wilhelm Gralapp and Johanna Rosina Kretzschmar, on 14 Dec 1892 in Le Mars, Plymouth, IA.1 2 (Robert Frederick Gralapp was born on 5 Oct 1862 in Friendship, Adams, WI,3 9 died on 31 Dec 1951 in Winfield, Cowley, KS, United States 2 9 and was buried on 3 Jan 1952 in Ponca City: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Kay, OK 9.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, <i>Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XJ82-DQ8 Robert Frederick Gralapp and Eva Leola Beecher, 14 Dec 1892; citing Le Mars, Plymouth, Iowa, United States; FHL microfilm 1404991.

2 <i>The Kaw City New (Kaw City, OK)</i>, 3 Jan 1952, page 2. Obituary of Robert Gralapp.

3 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Iowa, Plymouth County, America Township, Series: T623 Roll: 453 Page: 4.

4 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81715829.

5 FamilySearch.org, <i>Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XV25-X6X Benjamin Harry Gralapp, citing Le Mars; FHL microfilm 1,412,087.

6 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6HS-8YR Ben T Beecher, Illinois, United States; citing p. 39, family 300, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000545746.

7 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: America, Plymouth, Iowa; Roll: 359; Family History Film: 1254359; Page: 119C; Enumeration District: 174; Image: 0528.

8 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: Cross, Kay, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1466; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 126; Image: 626.

9 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81715845.



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