William Biecher Jr.
Louisa Hartman Embich
Charles Frederick Mayer
Margaretha Kies
John Edward Biecher
Louisa Margarite Mayer
Earl Irvin Beicher


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1. Anna Pearl Sanders

Earl Irvin Beicher 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

  • Born: 8 Feb 1883, Marion, Marion, OH 3 4 6 11 12 13 18
  • Marriage (1): Anna Pearl Sanders on 31 Mar 1906 in Point Pleasant, Bland, VA, United States 1 2 3
  • Died: 5 Sep 1957, Marion, Marion, OH at age 74 3 11 13 18
  • Buried: Marion: Marion Cemetery, Marion, OH 11 13

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Marion, Marion, OH. 4 The owner of the home at 417 Cherry Street in Marion was John E. Beicher, iron molder, 43, born Nov 1856, who was married for 17 years to wife Louisa, 39, born Apr 1861. She had given birth to four children by 1900, all still living that year. In their home: Earl I., occupation apprentice, 17, Feb 1883; Lena May, 14, Dec 1885; Estella, 8, Jan 1892; Willard, 1, Aug 1898. Father John was born in Pennsylvania, as were his parents. Wife Louisa's parents were born in Germany, and she in Ohio. All their children were born in Ohio.

2. Newspaper: Marion Daily Star: Earl Beicher Terribly Burned, 13 Mar 1900, Marion, Marion, OH. 19 Terribly Burned
Earl Beicher Suffers from the Blowing Out of a Tube in Steam Shovel Boiler
Accident Occurs Monday Night

Earl Beicher an employee of the boiler firm was terribly burned in the blowing out of a tube in a large boiler in the shops about 7 o'clock Monday evening.

Young Beicher was passing through the boiler room at the time of the accident and caught the full force of the explosion, showered with hot ashes and steam.

Although painfully burned the youn man will recover but will probably be badly effected. The injured man is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John I. Beicher residing on Cherry street.

3. Newspaper: Marion Star: Earl Beicher - Has Narrow Escape From Injury at Steam Shovel Shops, 26 Mar 1901, Marion, Marion, OH. 20 Earl Beicher, a young man employed In the machine department of the steam shovel shops was painfully injured Monday afternoon and had a very narrow escape from dangerous if not fatal injury by bulng caught in the gearing of a machine at which he was working. The young man's right side was badly bruised and most of his clothing torn off before the machine was stopped.

4. Occupation: Baker living in Gallipolis on 31 Mar 1906 in Gallipolis, Gallia, OH, USA. 2

5. Newspaper: Richwood Gazette: In West Virginia Miss Pearl Sanders of Marion and Earl Beicher of Gallipolis Were Married Wednesday Evening, 5 Apr 1906, Richwood, Union, OH. 21 IN WEST VIRGINIA
Miss Pearl Sanders of Marion and Earl Beicher of Gallipolis Were Married Wednesday Evening

The Marion Star, dated March 29, contained the following notice of the marriage of Miss Pearl Sanders, who formerly resided in Richwood and who is well and favorably known here:
"Miss Pear Sanders of this city and Mr. Earl Beicher of Gallipolis, were married at Mt. Pleasant, West Virginia, Wednedsay evening. The ceremony was performed at the home of relatives of Mr. Beicher and was witnessed by only a small company.
"Both of the young people are well known in Marion. Up until two years ago the groom lived with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John E. Beicher, on Cherry street. He is now associated with his father in a bakery at Gallipolis.
"Miss Sanders, a daughter of Mrs. A. H. Sanders of Orchanrd street, left Monday to join Mr. Beicher at Gallipolis, being accompanied form here by the groom's father. The young people will take up their residence immediately at Gallipolis, where Mr. Beicher ahs furnished a home ready for occupancy."

6. Census in 1910 in Marion, Marion, OH. 1 Renting at 254 Orchard Street was Earl I. Beicher, 27, baker in a bakery, who was married for four years to Laura P., 24. She had given birth by 1900 to two children: Charlie R., 3; and Kathleen S., 1. Everyone was born in Ohio.

7. Residence: 1913 Marion City Directory: Beicher Earl I (Pearl), machinist, h 255 (254) Orchard in 1913 in Marion, Marion, OH. 22

8. Occupation: foreman in machine shop, Osgood Co. On 12 Sep 1918 in Marion, Marion, OH. 12

9. He was described as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair on 12 Sep 1918 in Marion, Marion, OH. 12

10. Residence: 217 Orchard St., Marion, OH on 12 Sep 1918 in Marion, Marion, OH. 12

11. Census in 1920 in Marion, Marion, OH. 23 Renting at 217 Orchard Street in Marion in 1920 was Earl Beicher, foreman in a shovel shop, 36. He was living with wife Anna Pearl, 32; Charles A., 12; Katherine L., 10; and John E., 4. Everyone and their parents were born in Ohio, except Earl's father was from Pennsylvania.

Four related Beicher households lived in 1920 within a few blocks of each other: Margaret widow of Emanuel b.1847; George M. born 1873; John E. born 1856; and his son Earl born 1883.

12. Census in 1930 in Marion, Marion, OH. 24 The 1930 census recorded at 217 Orchard Street in Marion: Earl I. Beicher, foreman, 47, living with wife Pearl, 42; Charles, artist, 22; Kathleeen, cashier gas co., 21; and John, 15. Everyone and their parents were born in Ohio, except Earl's father in Pennsylvania.

13. Occupation: superintendent of Marion Osgood Co. On 7 Nov 1939 in Marion, Marion, OH. 16

14. Residence: 217 Orchard St., Marion, OH on 7 Nov 1939 in Marion, Marion, OH. 16

15. Census in 1940 in Marion, Marion, OH. 25 The 1940 census recorded at 217 Orchard in Marion: Earl Beicher, supt. Osgood Co., 57, living with wife Pearl, 52; Charles, commercial artist Jay Mairk Co., 33; daughter Kathleeen Campbell, saleslady Kresge Co, 31; John Beicher, salesman Osgood Co., 25; and grandson John C. Campbell, 7. Everyone was born in Ohio.

16. Residence: 217 Orchard Avenue, Marion, Ohio on 25 Apr 1942 in Marion, Marion, OH. 6

17. He was described as 5'8", blue eyes, brown hair, ruddy complexion. On 25 Apr 1942 in Marion, Marion, OH. 6

18. Occupation: The Osgood Company, 1205 Cheney Avenue, Marion on 25 Apr 1942 in Marion, Marion, OH. 6

19. Residence: 217 Orchard st in Marion on 14 Jun 1943 in Marion, Marion, OH. 26

20. Newspaper: Marion Star: Retired Osgood Engineer Honored, 18 Mar 1953, Marion, Marion, OH. 27 Dinner Held for Earl I. Beicher Retired Osgood Engineer Honored
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Earl I. Beicher, former shop superintendent and plant engineer of the Osgood Co. who was honored at a recent banquet on retiring from the company, is pictured above flanked by the president and board chairman of the firm. Left to right are M. C. McNeil, chairman of the board, Mr. Beicher, and Robert C. Owens, company president
Earl I. Beicher, former shop superintendent and plant engineer of the Osgood Co., was surprised with a dinner given in his honor recently by 17 of his co-workers of the executive and shop supervisory staff, to mark his retirement after 42 years of continuous association with the company. It was held at Hotel Harding.
Beicher entered the employment of the Osgood Co. on March 10, 1911, when production in Marion was first started. Previous to this time, he had operated a bakery at Gallipolis, O.
While at Gallipolis, he became a personal acquaintance of O. O, Mclntyre, who worked on a newspaper there and later became a nationally known columnist. The newspaper office was directly across the street from Beicher's bakery.
Beicher reminisced that when he started to work, the total number of employees was less than 50. Cheney Ave. did not exist as a street, and it was somewhat a problem to get to work, especially in wet weather.
He was one of the first employees on the job, and helped set up and install the machine tools. His first work was as machinist, operating planer, gear cutters, and other machine tools.
He remembers seeing the first Osgood which was produced in Marion, a Model 43, mounted on railroad trucks, being tested on Labor Day, 1911. The first machine was purchased by a local quarry. At that time, steam was the motivating power used. Beicher has seen a rapid growth of the power shovel and materials handling machine, from steam power to gasoline and diesel engine power; and from railroad type mounting to traction wheels, to the modern type crawler, and as the rubber-tired mobil crane, pioneered by the Osgood Co.
In 1915, he was appointed assistant superintendent of the shop. At that time Osgood was manufacturing lathes, and the famous Model 18 railroad type crane for the government, in the First World War.
Beicher's services were placed on loan to help organize the new shop facilities of the General Excavator company, which was started by the principals of the Osgood Co., following their purchase of the old Fairbanks Steam Shovel Co.
He resumed his duties as assistant shop superintendent at the Osgood plant in 1928. The company that year received a large contract for tunnel shovels from the Pat Mc-Govern Contracting Co. which had a contract to build a large tunnel to carry water from the mountains to New York City.
Beicher was appointed shop superintendent in 1937, following the death of J. P. Thatcher. He retained this position until April of 1952, when he took over the responsibility of plant engineer, to aid in the construction of a large new erection shop building and new shop offices, part of the plant expansion program at Osgood.These facilities were placed in use last fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Beicher live at 217 Orchard St. Future plans include a trip to Palo Alto, Calif., to visit their son John. Other children are Mrs. Kathryn Kreuger, of Port Clinton, O., and Charles, a commercial artist at the Jay H. Maish Co.
Beicher was presented with a remembrance gift, a personal leather set and a sum of money, by the assembled guests. These included M. C. McNeil, chairman of the board; Robert C. Owens, president; Thurman Vance, shop superintendent; O. P. Grover, M. L Bailey, Frank E. Edmondson, Harry Hibbett, Sherman A. Baker, Arthur Lehman, John Zeisler, E. E. Veley, J. Mooney, Samuel Fryman, M. V. Lewis, Henry Roberts, Dale Mackan and Charles Augenstein.

21. Obituary: Marion Star: obituary of Earl I. Beicher on 5 Sep 1957 in Marion, Marion, OH. 11 Earl I. Beicher, 74, of 330 Powhattan St. died at 7:25 a.m. today in General Hospital. He had been in failing health 18 months. Some time ago he retired from his position as a superintendent at the Osgood Co.

Born Feb. 8, 1883, in Marion, he was a son of John E. and Louise Mayer Beicher. His marriage was March 31, 1906, at Gallipolis. He was a member of Epworth Methodist Church and of the Elks Lodge and he was a charter member of the old Tally Ho Club.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Pearl Beicher; two sons, Charles R. Beicher of 346 Powhattan St., and John I. Beicher of Menlo Park, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Kruger of Sandusky; three grandchildren, John C. Campbell who is stationed in the U.S. Air Force in Japan and John Beicher Jr. and Sue Beicher of California; two great -grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Stella Burhans of Vancouver, Wash., and Mrs. Lena Peacock of Marion, and a brother, Willard Beicher of New York City.

The body was removed to the M. H. Gruder Sons Funeral Home on W. Center St. where friends may call after Saturday noon. Burial will be in Marion Cemetery but other arrangements have not been completed.

Earl married Anna Pearl Sanders, daughter of William Dennis Sanders and Alona Hamilton Cheney, on 31 Mar 1906 in Point Pleasant, Bland, VA, United States.1 2 3 (Anna Pearl Sanders was born on 16 Aug 1887 in Richwood, Union, OH,1 3 18 23 28 29 died on 10 Feb 1978 in Marion, Marion, OH 18 28 29 30 31 and was buried on 14 Feb 1978 in Marion: Marion Cemetery, Marion, OH 28 29 31.)


1 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Marion County, Marion Ward 3, Series: T624 Roll: 1213 Page: 126.

2 <i>Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958</i> (www.familysearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XD7H-WY9 Earl I. Beicher and Pearl A. Sanders, 31 Mar 1906.

3 <i>Bible of Earl Irvin Beicher (1883-1957)</i> (Family bible of Earl Irvin Beicher (1883-1957), in possession of John William Beicher.), Bible photos provided by Sue Ann Beicher Livingston.

4 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Marion County, Marion Ward 3, Series: T623 Roll: 1302 Page: 145.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1810-1973</i> (Cuyahoga County Archive; Cleveland, Ohio; Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1810-1973; Volume: Vol 191-192; Page: 153; Year Range: 1940 Apr - 1940 Aug.), Marriage of John I. Beicher and Lois Marie Wise, 10 Aug 1940.

6 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X54R-9WP Earl Irvin Beicher, 1942.

7 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2Q4W-826 Guy H Campbell and Kathleen Beicher, 15 Jun 1930; citing Lucas, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 2,169,930.

8 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QHC-RP7 Edward L Hall in entry for Charles R Beicher and Lois A Hall, 07 Feb 1946; citing Marion, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 384,253.

9 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QWC-X66 John I Beicher and Lois Marie Wise, 10 Aug 1940; citing Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,902,385.

10 <i>The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio)</i> (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 7 May 1995, page 5. Obituary of Charles Richard Beicher.

11 <i>The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio)</i> (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 5 Sep 1957, page 19. Obituary of Earl I. Beicher.

12 <i>United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K6F1-NXF Earl Irvin Beichr, 1917-1918; citing Marion County, Ohio.

13 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=183676073.

14 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," Certificate 86008074 Kathleen L. Krueger, father Earl I. Beicher, mother Anna Pearl Gowey, informant John Campbell son.

15 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), SSN: 276093475 Charles R. Beicher, b. 14 Apr 1907, d. 5 May 1995, father Earl J. Beicher, mother Anna P. Sanders.

16 <i>The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio)</i> (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 8 Nov 1939, page 7. Obituary of John E. Beicher.

17 Lebanon Daily News, 1 Jul 1902, page 1. The Golden Wedding, Mr. and Mrs. William Biecher.

18 U.S. Social Security Death Index.

19 <i>Marion Daily Star</i> (Marion, Marion, Ohio.), 13 Mar 1900, page 5.

20 <i>The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio)</i> (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 26 Mar 1901, page 3.

21 <i>Richwood Gazette (Richwood, OH)</i>, 5 Apr 1906, page 3. Sanders-Beicher Wedding.

22 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1913 Marion City Directory. Online image 51 of 261.

23 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Ohio, Marion County, Marion Ward 3, Series: T625 Roll: 1416 Page: 149.

24 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Marion, Marion, Ohio; Roll: 1847; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 949.0; FHL microfilm: 2341581.

25 <i>1940 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KWNS-TQV Charles Beicher in entry for Earl Beicher, 1940.

26 <i>Marion Daily Star</i> (Marion, Marion, Ohio.), 15 Jun 1943, page 7. Obituary of Mrs. Louisa M. Beicher.

27 <i>The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio)</i> (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 18 Mar 1953, page 17.

28 <i>The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio)</i> (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 11 February 1978, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Earl Beicher.

29 <i>Find A Grave</i>, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/183676122.

30 FamilySearch.org, <i>Ohio Death Index, 1908-1932, 1938-1944, and 1958-2007</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VKLP-BZR Anna P Beicher, 1978.

31 <i>The Marion Star (Marion, Ohio)</i> (Marion, Marion, Ohio), 17 Aug 1955, page 28. Obituary of Mrs. Marcus Gowey.

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