Jacob Bicher Jr.
Maria Michael
Bernard Eisenhuth
Catherine Saylor
Jacob Beacher Sr.
(1812-Aft 1880)
Angeline Eisenhuth
Eli Nathan Beacher


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Eli Nathan Beacher 1

  • Born: 22 Oct 1849, Minersville, Schuylkill, PA 1 2
  • Christened: 28 Sep 1853, Pottsville: Trinity Lutheran Church, Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: 2 Jun 1921, Leetonia, Tioga, PA, USA at age 71 2 3
  • Buried: 5 Jun 1921, Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 2

   Other names for Eli were Nathan Beacher 4 and Nathanael Beacher.2

   FamilySearch ID: KCLD-D7J.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 5 In 1850 living in the South Ward of Pottsville is Jacob Bieger. Obviously the census taker was confused by his German pronounciation of his surname! Jacob Bieger, tailer, age 36, is living with wife Angeline, 35; William, 12; Jacob, 11; Hiram, 8; Benjamin, 6; George, 3; and Nathan, 8 months old when the census was recorded on 29 Aug 1850. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1860 in New Castle Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 6 In 1860 living in the New Castle Township is Jacob Bucher, day laborer, age 48, living with wife Angeline, 45; William, day laborer, 21; Jacob, day laborer, 19; Hiram, day laborer, 17; B. Franklin, day laborer, 15; George, 12; and Nathan, 9; and Ann M., 7. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Broad Mountain.

3. Census in 1870 in New Castle Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 4 The 1870 census lists Jacob Beacher, the first census to spell his name this way. He is a laborer, age 57, living with wife, Angeline, 55; 3 sons who are all laborers: William, 31; George, 22; Nathan, 21; and daughter Mary, 18. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Broad Mountain.

4. Census in 1870 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 7 Angelina Becker [sic], 55, is listed as the head of the household. Living with her: William, 31; Heiram [sic], 28; Benjamin, 26; George, 24; Nathan, 20; and Mary, 18. The men are all employed as miners. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Shenandosh.
[Note: the family shows up twice in the 1870 census in both Shenandoah and Broad Mountain in New Castle Township. Some members are in both locations, so the family either had two homes operating, or, moved in 1870 and happened to be counted in each location.].

5. Census in 1880 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 8 The census listed Jacob Beacher (age 67), living with his wife, Angeline (65); sons William (41, occupation miner); and Nathan (28, occupation miner).

6. Book: History of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1881.
NATHAN BEACHER, miner, a native and resident of Shenandoah, was born October 22nd, 1849. He is a member of Company H, 7th Regiment, N. G. of Pa., and a trustee of Columbia Hose and S. F. E. Company.

7. Residence: in 1881 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 9 Beacher, Benjamin F., miner, h. W. Centre n Main
Beacher, George W., miner, h al r Oak n West
Beacher, Hiram, miner, h Oak bel West
Beacher, Nathan, miner, h Oak bel West
Beacher, William, miner, h Oak bel West
Dirk, Priscilla, widow Jonathan, h 31 N Jardin
Jacobs, William, laborer, h Line c Main.

8. Newspaper: Press Herald: Nathan Beacher Wins $900, 5 Mar 1886, Pine Grove, Schuylkill, PA. 10 The Grand Gift Concert of the Columbia Hose Company of Shenandoah, was held on Tuesday evening at that place and resulted as follows: No. 4728 ticket drew the $1,200, held by D. M. Davis, of Ashland; 1405, Nathan Beacher, Shenandoah, $900; 9971, Dray & Turk, Mahanoy City, $600; 2165, Peter Stauk, Shenandoah, $300; 5277, Daniel Eisenhart, Ringtown, $150. Twenty-four tickets were sold in town, and No. 4617, held by Henry Gensemer's daughter, Louise, drew $5.00.

9. Census in 1910 in Elk Township, Tioga, PA, USA. 11 The 1910 census recorded Nathan Beecher, 61, living alone in Elk. He was single and a laborer odd jobs. He was renting.

10. Newspaper: Republican and Herald: Benjamin Beacher, Sr., was called to Philadelphia on account of the serious illness of his brother, Nathan Beacher., 27 Oct 1919, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 12

11. Newspaper: Wellsboro Gazette: "Nathaniel Beecher has returned here, after spending the past three months in Philadelphia.", 3 Mar 1920, Wellsboro, Tioga, PA. 13 Note: Nathan may have visited his younger sister Ann Mary Brady who lived in Philadelphia in 1920.

12. Cause of Death: Addison's Disease. Chronic Cystitis., 2 Jun 1921, Elk Township, Tioga, PA, USA. 2

13. Occupation: gardener and selling papers on 2 Jun 1921 in Elk Township, Tioga, PA, USA. 2

14. Obituary: Pottsville Republican: obituary of Nathan Beacher on 6 Jun 1921 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 3 Nathan Beacher, a former well known resident of town, died at Leetonia, Tioga county, Thursday. He had been ailing for some time but for the past week was confined to his bed. Death was due to a complication of diseases. Mr. Beacher had been away from town for about 20 years, but last summer paid a visit to his brother Benjamin, of town. His survivors are two brothers, B. F. Beacher, Sr., of town, Hiram of California, and one sister, Mrs. Theodore Brady of Phila. The body was brought to the home of his niece, Mrs. Alfred Horrox, N. Jardin St., town, from where the funeral took place Monday afternoon. Services were conducted at the house and interment made in the Odd Fellows' cemetery.


1 Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (http://www.Ancestry.com. Original from Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records.), Image 36.

2 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 Number: 57127. Nathaniel Beacher. Father Jacob Beacher. Mother Angeline Eisenhuth.

3 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, PA), 6 Jun 1921, page 8 obituary of Nathan Beacher.

4 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1450 Page: 627.

5 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Pottsville South Ward, Series: M432 Roll: 827 Page: 388.

6 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1178 Page: 349.

7 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah, Series M593, Roll 1450, Page 597.

8 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255192; National Archives Film T9-1192; Page 22D.

9 W. Harry Boyd, Boyd's Directory of Pottsville, Shenandoah, Ashland and Tamaqua (Pottsville, Penna.), 1881, page 331.

10 The Press Herald (Pine Grove, PA), 5 Mar 1886, page 1.

11 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania: Tioga County, Elk, Roll T624_1422, Page 4A, Enumeration District 0145, Image 643.

12 Republican and Herald (Pottsville, PA) (www.republicanherald.com), 27 Oct 1919, page 3.

13 The Wellsboro Gazette (Wellsboro, PA) (Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania.), 3 Mar 1920, page 8.

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