John Bernheisel
(1755-1827)
Catharine Neikirch
(1759-1842)
Catharine Eilzabeth Bernheisel
(1790-1871)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Beecher Jr.

Catharine Eilzabeth Bernheisel 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 10 Aug 1790, , Berks, PA 1 4 6 7 8 9
  • Christened: 12 Sep 1790, Wernersville: St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Berks, PA 1 8 9
  • Marriage (1): John Beecher Jr. in 1810 in , Berks, PA 1
  • Died: 21 Dec 1871, Exeter Twp., Berks, PA at age 81 4 7
  • Buried: 27 Dec 1871, Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 2 7

   Other names for Catharine were Elizabeth Barnheisel,10 11 Catharine Elizabeth Bernhauser,9 Catherine Elizabeth Bernheisel 7 12 and Elisabeth Bernheisel.13 14 15

  Christening Notes:

Sponsor: Georg Zeigler & wf. Catharine

  Burial Notes:

Burial notes in record book of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hamburg, Berks:
Catharine Elizabeth, daughter of John and Cath. Bernheisel, widow of John Beecher, old age. Aug 10, 1790. Dec 25, 1871. 81 y. 4 m. 11d.
Dec 27 1871 at Eplers.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1840 in Honey Brook Twp., Chester, PA. 16 In the 1840 Census two Beecher brothers were living as neighbors listed together:

Name: John Bucher
[John Beecher]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Honey Brook, Chester, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 30 thru 39: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 30 thru 39: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 2
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 2

ame: Benjamin Bucher
[Benjamin Beecher]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Honey Brook, Chester, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 40 thru 49: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 3
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 3
Total Free White Persons: 6
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 6

2. Census in 1860 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA. 6 John Becher, age 72, laborer, is living with wife Elizabeth, 70; and daughter Hannah, 28. His real estate is worth $0 and his possessions $70. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Reading.

3. Census in 1870 in Exeter Twp., Berks, PA. 12 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.

4. Obituary: Reading Adler: Biecher -- on Dec. 21St, in Exeter, of old age, Catharine Elisabeth (nee Bernheisel) Biecher, widow of John Biecher, aged 81-4-11. On 2 Jan 1872 in Reading, Berks, PA. 4


Catharine married John Beecher Jr., son of John Beecher Sr. and Mary Ann Albrecht, in 1810 in , Berks, PA.1 (John Beecher Jr. was born on 27 Jan 1789 in , Lancaster, PA,5 6 15 17 18 died on 17 Mar 1865 in Bern Twp., Berks, PA 5 15 17 18 and was buried in Bern Twp.: Epler's Church Cemetery, Berks, PA 5 15 17 18.)


Sources


1 Heritage Consulting, Millennium File (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), Catharine Elizabeth Bernheisel b.10 Aug 1790, father John Bernheisel, mother Catharine Neukirch, spouse John Biecher.

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=112893924.

3 Jacqueline B. Nein, <i>First Reformed Church, Reading, Pennsylvania, an alphabetized compilation of baptisms, marriages, and funerals from 1771-1905</i> (Jacqueline B. Nein, 4701 Saint George Street, Reading, PA 196060 1988. Book viewable online at LDS family history centers.), page 8.

4 <i>Reading Adler Newspaper (Reading, PA)</i> (Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania.), 2 Jan 1872, Obituary of Catharine Biecher.

5 <i>Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA)</i> (http://www.berkshistory.org), File GA-414. Beecher research contirbuted by John Franklin Beecher (1877-1971) including research of Dr. Abraham Clifford Wolf Beecher (1845-1893).

6 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Bern Township, M653 Roll: 1073 Page: 22.

7 <i>Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Berks County, Hamburg, Trinity Lutheran Church. Record of burial of Catherine Elizabeth Bernheisel Biecher. Church book page 313, online image 158 of 435.

8 <i>St. John's (Hains) Reformed Church, Wernersville, Berks County, PA</i> (Lower Heidelberg Township).

9 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2VW-N3C Catharine Elizabeth Bernhauser, 12 Sep 1790; Christening FHL microfilm 1,294,882.

10 <i>Family History Library Microfilm 1888285</i>, Item 1, Schwarzwald Reformed Church Records.

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

12 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Berks County, Exeter Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1305 Page: 266.

13 <i>St. Paul's Church (Summer Hill), Wayne Township, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania</i>.

14 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of April 1, 2004).

15 <i>Epler's Church Cemetery, Bern Township, Berks County, PA</i> (Family History Center Microfilm 0387834), FHC Microfilm 387834, Page 31.

16 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Year: 1840; Census Place: Honey Brook, Chester, Pennsylvania; Roll: 453; Page: 17; Image: 39; Family History Library Film: 0020542.

17 <i>Historical Society of Pennsylvania</i> (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. https://hsp.org), Call Number FC Bi - Letter concerning John Bicher (Beecher) family of Berks County, Pennsylvania. Letter dated 23 Oct 1928 from Mrs. H. K. McAdams reporting grave reading obtained from Epler's Church caretaker John B. Ammarell.

18 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121641884.



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