Benjamin Beacher 1
- Born: Oct 1862, , Lancaster, PA 1 2
Another name for Benjamin was Benjamin Becher.
Noted events in his life were:
1. John Becker, tailor, 43, had a household that included daughter Mary Becker, 25; Amos Mull, 7; and Benjamin Beacher, 8. All were born in Pennsylvania. John had no real estate of value, and his possessions were worth $200. 1 John Becher, tailor, 43, was married to Mary, 25. Living will them was Amos Mull, 7; and Benjamin Beacher, 8. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. John had no real estate of value, and his possessions were worth $200.
This census is most interesting. It appears John has a new and much younger wife, Mary. From the 1900 Census, we later learn John and Mary were married about 1865, so the child Amos Mull living with them is not theirs, but probably Mary's by her first marriage to a Mull.
Benjamin may have been born illegitimately, since John didn't marry 2nd wife Mary until 1865, three years after Benjamin was born. But Benjamin's first wife, Ann, kept all of her children, who no longer lived with father John in 1870. The fact that Benjamin was living with John in 1870 indicates John's first wife had nothing to do with him; further, the Census curiously lists Benjamin's surname as Beacher while spelling John's name as Becher. It is, of course, also possible John is not the father of Benjamin, but then why would he be living with him?.
, Pennsylvania, Lancaster County, Salisbury Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1359 Page: 301.