John Beecher Sr.
(1757-1819)
Mary Ann Albrecht
(1762-1834)
John Bernheisel
(1755-1827)
Catharine Neikirch
(1759-1842)
John Beecher Jr.
(1789-1865)
Catharine Eilzabeth Bernheisel
(1790-1871)
George Washington Beecher
(1811-1887)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Leinbach

George Washington Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 6 Mar 1811, , , PA 2 10
  • Marriage (1): Mary Leinbach on 28 Mar 1835 in , Berks, PA
  • Died: 30 Aug 1887, Exeter Twp., Berks, PA at age 76 4 10 11
  • Buried: 2 Sep 1887, Jacksonwald: Schwarzwald Reformed Church, Berks, PA 4 7 10 11

   Other names for George were George W. Beachert,12 13 George Becher,14 George Becker 15 and George W. Biecher.10 11

   FamilySearch ID: KL1K-JY7.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Exeter Twp., Berks, PA. 14 George Becher, laborer, 38, was living with Mary, 36; Stephen, 8; Lydia, 13; and Mary, 7. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

The next door neighbor is Benjamin Reidnouer, 42; and his wife Sarah and their children. [Note: The other Beecher families in this line move to Franklin Co. Ohio and live and intermarry with the Ridenours.].

2. Census in 1860 in Exeter Twp., Berks, PA. 12 George W. Beechert, farm laborer, 50, was living with wife Mary, 52; Stephen, 21, farm laborer. Also with them: Rheuben H. Andy, shoemaker, 29; his wife Lidia, 29; and their children Mary A. 3, and Hanah M., 1. Next door is Charles Keehn, day laborer, 43; and wife Mary, 42; and son George, 3. The next home includes Mary A. Beachert, 18, servant to the household head Benjamin Ritter, 49; his wife Louisa A., 43. Also in the home is Catharina Leinbach, 17. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Stonersville.

3. He was confirmed on 25 Apr 1868 in Jacksonwald, Berks, PA. 8

4. Census in 1870 in Exeter Twp., Berks, PA. 2 George W. Beecher, farm laborer, 59, was living with wife Mary, 58; Catharine E., 79; Mary Elizabeth, 28; and Stephen L., 31, farm laborer. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. George had no real estate value, and is living on the farm owned by Daniel Schaur, 47. In Daniel's household is Charles Keehn, 54, and his wife Mary, 52. The post office was Douglasville.

5. Census in 1880 in Richmond Twp., Berks, PA. 16 The 1880 census recorded Willoughby Dumm, works at mines, 48, living with wife Mary, 36; and a boarder, Mary's father George Buechert, 69. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Cause of Death: consumption and dropsy, 30 Aug 1887, Exeter Twp., Berks, PA. 7

7. Obituary: Reading Eagle: death of Geo. W. Biecher on 30 Aug 1887 in Reading, Berks, PA. 4 Geo. W. Biecher died at his late residence near Fleetwood from the effects of an afflection of the lungs and dropsy. Deceased was a well-known resident and was the father of Mrs. Reuben Endy, of this city. He died in his 77th year of his age and was a life-long member of the Reformed church. The funeral will take place on Friday morning. Rev. J. Hiester Leinbach will officiate. Services and interment will be made at Schwarzwald church.

8. From record book of Schwarzwald Church: "George W. Biecher, son of John & Elizabeth (Barnheisel) Biecher. Died 30 Aug 1887, buried 2 Sep. Consumption & dropsy. Services by Rev. John H. Leinbach." on 2 Sep 1887 in Jacksonwald: Schwarzwald Reformed Church, Berks, PA. 11


George married Mary Leinbach, daughter of John Leinbach and Elizabeth Kleiss, on 28 Mar 1835 in , Berks, PA. (Mary Leinbach was born on 29 Sep 1806 in Exeter Twp., Berks, PA 1 2 17 18 19 20, christened on 25 Dec 1806 in Alsace Manor: Spies Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Berks, PA, USA,19 died on 10 Feb 1878 in , Berks, PA 9 11 17 18 20 and was buried on 14 Feb 1878 in Jacksonwald: Schwarzwald Cemetery, Berks, PA 9 11 17 18 20.)


Sources


1 Montgomery, Morton L., Historical and Biographical Annals of Berks County Pennsylvania (Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co., 1909. Online at: http://archive.org/details/cu31924097286300), Page 1258.

2 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Exeter Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1305 Page: 266.

3 Denniston, Elmer Leonidas, Genealogy of the Stukey, Ream, Grove, Clem, and Denniston families (Harrisburg, Pa.: The author, 1939, 653 pgs.), Page 437.

4 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 30 Aug 1887, page 5. Death of Geo. W. Beecher.

5 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 25 Aug 1912, page 10. Full page article on history of the Leinbach family. http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=2sYhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=yJ0FAAAAIBAJ&pg=6191%2C6344937.

6 Kriebel, H. W., The Penn Germania (Lititz, Pa. Holzapfel Publishing Company.), Vol I. Jan-Dec 1912. Pages 831-838. The Leinbach Family. Online http://books.google.com/books?id=wqk-AAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA832&ots=vPQwn76Vwv&dq=elizabeth%20leinbach%20died%20exeter&pg=PA831#v=snippet&q=leinbach%20family&f=false.

7 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Berks > Jacksonwald > Schwarzwald United Church of Christ. George W. Beecher Death. Church book page 192. Online image 102.

8 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Berks > Jacksonwald > Schwarzwald United Church of Christ. George Washington Beecher Confirmation. Church book page 116. Online image 65.

9 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 11 Feb 1878, obituary of Mary Beecher.

10 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90634423.

11 Family History Library Microfilm 1888285, Item 1, Schwarzwald Reformed Church Records.

12 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Exeter Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1073 Page: 267.

13 Reading Eagle (Reading, PA) (Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania.), 31 Oct 1916, page 6. Death of Mrs. Lydia Endy.

14 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Exeter Township, Series: M432 Roll: 753 Page: 391.

15 Epler's Church, Bern Township, Berks County, PA (FHC Microfilm 1433080), Page 6.

16 1880 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MW61-RVL Willoughby Dumm Richmond Twp Berks PA.

17 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=90635138.

18 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 573. Berks, Jacksonwald, Schwarzwald United Church of Christ. Burial of Mary Leinbach Biecher.

19 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 579. Online image 33. Leinbach "a dau" b.9-29-1806, father John. Sponsor Maria Lerch.

20 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, PA > Berks > Jacksonwald > Schwarzwald United Church of Christ. Mary Leinbach Biecher Burial. Church book page 184. Online image 98.



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