George Witter
(from 1756/1774-)
Anna Margaret Witter
(1799-1891)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. George Beecher

Anna Margaret Witter 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 4 Mar 1799, , , MD 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): George Beecher on 11 Feb 1819 in , Adams, PA 1
  • Died: 17 Dec 1891, , Cumberland, PA at age 92 4 5
  • Buried: Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 4 5

   Another name for Anna was Maria Witter.8

  Burial Notes:

Tombstone:
Margaret
wife of
George Beecher
Died Dec 17, 1891
Aged 92 yrs 9 mos & 13 days

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1800 in Frederick, Frederick, MD. 9 The1800 census recorded George Whitter with this household:
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1
Number of Household Members Under 16: 5
Number of Household Members Over 25: 2
Number of Household Members: 7
[NOTE: in 1800 Cecil County did not exist and was part of Frederick County.]

2. Census in 1820 in Straban Twp., Adams, PA. 10 Four Beecher households are listed on the same page of the 1820 Census in Straban Township.

John Beecher's household had:
Males (born)
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 father John
Females (born)
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 daughter
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 wife

Jacob Beecher's household had:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 2 sons
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 father Jacob
Females (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 1 daughter
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 wife

George Beecher's household had:
Males (born)
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 father George
Females (born)
10-15 (1805-1810) = 1 daughter
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 wife

David Beecher's household had:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 1 son
16-18 (1802-1804) = 1 son
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 son
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 father David
Females (born)
10-15 (1805-1810) = 2 daughters
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 wife

3. Census in 1830 in Menallen Twp., Adams, PA. 11 The household of George Bucher had:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830) = 2 sons
5-9 (1821-1825) = 1 son
20-29 (1801-1810) = 1 son
30-39 (1791-1800) = 1 father George
Females (born)
Under 5 (1826-1830) = 1 daughter
10-14 (1816-1820) = 1 daughter
20-29 (1801-1810) = 1 wife

4. Census in 1840 in Menallen Twp., Adams, PA. 12 In 1840 the household of George Beecher had:
Males (born)
10-14 (1826-1830) = 2 sons
15-19 (1821-1825) = 1 son
40-49 (1791-1800) = 1 father George
Females (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 daughter
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 daughter
15-19 (1821-1825) = 1 daughter
40-49 (1791-1800) = 1 wife

5. Census in 1850 in Upper Dickinson Twp., Cumberland, PA. 3 George Beacher, laborer, 55, was living with wife Margaret, 49; Philip, 20, carpenter; Susan, 16; Sophia, 12; and Matilda, 10. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Margaret in Maryland.

6. Census in 1860 in Upper Dickinson Twp., Cumberland, PA. 13 Listed in the 1860 Census as "Geo. Brickler", George, laborer, 65, is living with wife Marg. 59, and daughter Sophia, 21. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. George's real estate was worth $500 and personal estate $100. The post office was Dickinson.

7. Census in 1870 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 14 Jesse Beecher, cooper, 48, is living with wife Elizabeth, 50; Leah, 13; and Catharine, 10. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. He has no real estate; possessions are worth $120.

The next line of the census page has Elizabeth Mellinger, 80, living alone [an in-law of the Beechers?] with real esate worth $1,500.

The next household is Jesse's father, George Beecher, laborer, 75, living with wife Margaret, 69, and William Beecher, laborer, 28 [grandson?]. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. George's real estate is worth $1,500 and his possessions $500. The post office is Newville.

8. Census in 1880 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 15 Several Beecher families are on the same page in the 1880 Census in Penn Township.

Jesse Beecher, cooper, 55, was living with wife Elizabeth, 60; and Rudolph Shaeffer, mason, 25; and his wife, Mary, 23.

Edward Beecher, works on farm, 15, was living in the household of Martin Long, huckster, 61, and his wife Susan, 48.

Phillip Beecher, laborer, 45, was living with wife Maria, 45; and "mother" Rebecca, 82, boarding.

Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.


Anna married George Beecher, son of John Beecher and Elizabeth Keplinger, on 11 Feb 1819 in , Adams, PA.1 (George Beecher was born on 13 Apr 1795 in Straban Twp., Adams, PA,3 4 16 died on 4 Jul 1878 in Sidetown, Cumberland, PA 16 17 and was buried in Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 4 16.)


Sources


1 The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, 24 Feb 1819.

2 <i>Records of Sharon Nickol Swope</i> (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol).

3 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Upper Dickinson Township, Series: M432 Roll: 772 Page: 111.

4 <i>Hays Grove United Brethren Church, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania</i> (http://files.usgwarchives.net/pa/cumberland/cemeteries/penn02.txt).

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58840452.

6 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 671. PA > Adams > St. James Evangelical Lutheran. Baptism of Elisabeth Bücher, father George, mother An. Marg.

7 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2JN-6DW Geo. Bucher in entry for Elisabeth Bucher, 02 Jul 1820; Christening, citing St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gettysburg, Adams, PA; FHL microfilm 1433124.

8 <i>Arendtsville Union Church (Zion Lutheran and Trinity Reformed; Arents Church), Adams County, Pennsylvania</i>.

9 <i>1800 United States Census</i>, Year: 1800; Census Place: Frederick, Frederick, Maryland; Series: M32; Roll: 10; Page: 161; Image: 169; Family History Library Film: 193663.

10 <i>1820 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Straban Township, Series: M33 Roll: 96 Page: 52.

11 <i>1830 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, Series: M19 Roll: 143 Page: 89.

12 <i>1840 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Menallen Township, Series: M704 Roll: 435 Page: 86.

13 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Upper Dickinson Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1102 Page: 918.

14 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Penn Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1333 Page: 337.

15 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Penn Township, Series: T9 Roll: 1122 Page: 372.

16 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58840384.

17 <i>Carlisle American Volunteer</i> (Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania), Thurs July 11 1878.



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