John Beecher
(1757-1842)
Elizabeth Keplinger
(1755-1845)
George Witter
(from 1756/1774-)
George Beecher
(1795-1878)
Anna Margaret Witter
(1799-1891)
Phillip Beecher
(1830-1893)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary M. Flieger

Phillip Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

  • Born: 13 Jan 1830, Arendtsville, Adams, PA 3 4 7 9 10 11
  • Christened: 25 Jun 1830, Arendtsville: Arendtsville Union Church (Zion Lutheran and Trinity Reformed; Arents Church), Adams, PA 9 11
  • Marriage (1): Mary M. Flieger on 1 Mar 1855 in , Cumberland, PA 1
  • Died: 17 Dec 1893, , Cumberland, PA at age 63 7 10
  • Buried: Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 7 10

   Other names for Phillip were John Phillip Beecher,9 11 Philip Beegher,10 Phillip Beicher 5 and Beacher Philipp.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. 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.

2. Census in 1860 in Upper Dickinson Twp., Cumberland, PA. 4 Philip Beecher, laborer, 30, was living with wife Maria, 29; Ellen M., 3. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. He had no real estate; his possessions were worth $300. The post office was Dickinson.

3. Census in 1870 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 5 12 The 1870 census recorded in Penn Township: Philip Beecher, carpenter, 40, living with wife Mary M., 40; Samuel, 7; Edward, 5; and Rebecca, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Newville.

4. Census in 1880 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 13 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.

5. Newspaper: Evening Sun: Beecher Family Elects, 6 Jun 1951, Hanover, York, PA. 14 Officers were elected at the fourth annual reunion of the descendants of the late Philip Beecher held Sunday at Christ church grove, near Littlestown. They are: President, S. Merle Beecher, New Cumberland; secretary, Dorothy Beecher, York; treasurer, Clarence Berkheimer, York, and historian, Harold Beecher, Dickinson. Approximately 130 persons were in attendance. A basket lunch was served and games furnished entertainment. Prizes were awarded.


Phillip married Mary M. Flieger, daughter of George Frederick Pflieger and Hannah Mellinger, on 1 Mar 1855 in , Cumberland, PA.1 (Mary M. Flieger was born on 16 Apr 1830 in , Cumberland, PA,4 10 died on 28 Feb 1906 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA 10 15 16 and was buried on 3 Mar 1906 in Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 10 15 16.)


Sources


1 <i>Carlisle American Volunteer</i> (Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania), Mar 8 1855.

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>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Upper Dickinson Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1102 Page: 917.

5 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Penn Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1333 Page: 339.

6 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFW8-V72 Samuel J. Beecher and Emily R. Cochley, 1894.

7 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58840601.

8 <i>The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA)</i>, 2 Mar 1960, page 3. Obutary of Mrs. Rebecca Jane Pechart.

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

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

11 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2F5-4QC John Philip Beecher, 25 Jun 1830; Christening, citing Lutheran and Reformed Church, Arendtsville, Adams, PA; FHL microfilm 824351.

12 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZGF-J5T Philip Beicher, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 9, family 69.

13 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Penn Township, Series: T9 Roll: 1122 Page: 372.

14 <i>The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania)</i> (Hanover, York, Pennsylvania.), 6 Jun 1951, page 2.

15 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58840841.

16 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 11131. Mary Beecher. Father George Fleger. Mother Hannah Mellinger. Informant Samuel Beecher.



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