George Beecher
(1795-1878)
Anna Margaret Witter
(1799-1891)
George Frederick Pflueger
(1791-)
Hannah Mellinger
Phillip Beecher
(1830-1893)
Mary M. Flieger
(1830-1906)
Samuel J. Beecher
(1862-1932)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Adaliah Lillie Verene Wolf

2. Emily R. Cockley

Samuel J. Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

  • Born: 16 Oct 1862, Upper Dickinson Twp., Cumberland, PA 4 6 10
  • Marriage (1): Adaliah Lillie Verene Wolf
  • Marriage (2): Emily R. Cockley on 13 Feb 1894 in Big Spring, Cumberland, PA 1
  • Died: 19 May 1932, Centerville, Cumberland, PA at age 69 4 6 10 11 16 17
  • Buried: 22 May 1932, Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 6 10 16 17

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 3 18 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.

2. Census in 1880 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 19 20 The 1880 census recorded Saml. J. Beecher, helps on farm, 17, living in the household of farmer James P. Myers, 31, and his wife Mary, 27, and daughter Nelly M., 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. On the following census page is Samuel's future wife, Lille V. Wolf, living with her parents as neighbors to Samuel's sister Rebecca, who was also working on a farm.

3. 10 acres on 29 Sep 1890 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 21 22 Whereas, Samuel J. Beecher, of the township of Penn, County of Cumberland, has applied for ten acres (unimproved) land adjoining lands of William Hildebrand, William Brown and Philip Beecher on the north, Ellen Tritt on the east, John Meyers, James Shaw and Joseph Widder on the south, and James McCulloch on the west, situated in the township of Penn, in the county of Cumberland, for which he has paid into the office of the State Treasurer, at the rate of ten pounds per hundred acres.

4. Shippensburg Methodist Church: Members by Marriage: Samuel J. Beecher, Dec 1892. Died March 1932. In Dec 1892 in Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 23

5. Newspaper: The Sentinel: A Large Beef. Samuel Beecher, of Penn township, killed a beef that weighed 1,124 pounds dressed. In the usual way of reckoning it would be twice that weight alive. A remarkable beef as all will admit., 13 Jan 1893, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 24

6. Mt. Pleasant Church of the Brethren record book (1877-1926) lists on image 15 Samuel J. Beecher as a member.. His wife Emily Beecher was baptized on confession on 16 Jun 1894. On 16 Jun 1894 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 25

7. Newspaper: Shippensburg News: "Real Estate Sales: A tract of mountain land in Penn Township, containing five acres, to Samuel Beecher for 19.25 per acre.", 3 Dec 1897, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 26

8. Census in 1900 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 5 John S. Beecher, farmer, 39, born Oct 1860, was married for 13 years to Carrie I., 30, Feb 1870. She had birthed 6 children, all alive in 1900: Mary M., 12, Feb 1888; Priscilla M., 10, May 1890; Ella M., 7, Dec 1892; Edna R., 4, Jul 1895; John R., 2, Feb 1898; and David H., 3 months, Feb 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

On the next page is his brother, Samuel J. Beecher, farmer, 37, Oct 1862; He was married 6 years to Emily R., 27, Feb 1873, and she had birthed no children. Living with them are Samuel's children by his first wife: Harry J., 13, May 1887; Edward C., 10, Sep 1889; and Samuel M., 10, Jan 1890. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

9. Newspaper: Valley Times-Star: S. Beecher Typhoid Fever, 14 Aug 1902, Newville, Cumberland, PA. 27 Benjamin Cockley has been quite poorly with typhoid fever but at this writing is reported on a fair way to recovery. He is a brother of Mrs. Fehl who died July 7th of the same disease. S. Beecher a brother-in-law is said to be recovering from the same disease.

10. Census in 1910 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 28 Recorded in the 1910 census was Samuel Beecher, farmer, 46, living with wife Emily, 36; and his sons by his first marriage, farm laborers Harry, 23; and Merle, 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

11. Newspaper: Shippensburg Chronicle: Sale Register: March 17, 1914 -- Samuel J. Beecher, on farm near Centerville, will sell farm stock and implements., 14 Aug 1913, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 29

12. Census in 1920 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 30 The 1920 census recorded Samuel J. Beecher, farm laborer, 57, living with wife Emily R., 46. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

13. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: "Alice B.Myers to Samuel J. Beecher, Penn township, house and lot in Centerville; consideration, $1,400.", 7 Apr 1922, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 31

14. Newspaper: The Sentinel: Breaks Leg In Fall, 2 Feb 1927, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 32 Samuel J. Beecher fell down ice covered steps at his home in Centerville, Saturday and broke his left leg between the knee and hip. An X-ray picture was taken in Carlisle hospital Sunday. The steps are in the yard at his home. Mr. Beecher is about 60 years old and is a retired farmer.

15. Newspaper: News-Chronicle: Centerville: Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Beecher, who have been spending the winter with their son, Harry, of Carlisle, returned home., 9 Apr 1929, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 33

16. Census in 1930 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 34 The 1930 census recorded Samuel J. Beecher, farmer, 75, who was married for 21 years to eife Emealey [sic] R., 57. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Samuel owned a home valued at $2000.

17. Cause of Death: mitral regurgitation, valvular heart disease for 2 years, 19 May 1932, Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 10

18. Obituary: Harrisburg Telegraph: death of Samuel Beecher on 21 May 1932 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 11 Samuel Beecher
Carlisle, May 21 -- Funeral services for Samuel Beecher, who died Thursday afternoon, will be conducted in the home in Centerville tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock, Daylight time. Mr. Beecher died in the yard at his home. Survivors are his wife and three sons, John Beecher, Carlisle; Edward Beecher, Harrisburg, and Meryl Beecher, New Cumberland.

19. Obituary: News-Chronicle: obituary of Samuel Beecher on 24 May 1932 in Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 17 Samuel Beecher, of Centerville, dropped over dead in the yard of his home Thursday afternoon about 3:30 o'clock. Death was due to a heart condition with which he had been afflicted for a long period.
Mr. Beecher was a well known and a much respected citizen, active in church work in the community.
The survivors are his wife and three sons, John Beecher, Carlisle; Edward Beecher, Harrisburg, and Meryl Beecher, New Cumberland.
Funeral services were held from the home at Centerville, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

20. Obituary: Valley Times-Star: Samuel Beecher on 26 May 1932 in Newville, Cumberland, PA. 16 Samuel Beecher, of Centerville, dropped over dead in the yard of his home Tuesday afternoon about 3:30 o'clock. Death was due to a heart condition with which he had been afflicted for a long period.
Mr. Beecher was a well known and a much respoected citizen, active in church work in the community.
The survivors are his wife and three sons, John Beecher, Carlisle; Edward Beecher, Harrisburg, and Meryl Beecher, New Cumberland.
Funeral services were held from the home at Centerville, Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

21. Newspaper: Harrisburgh Telegraph: bequests in will of David E. Snoke, 3 May 1940, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 35 A bequest of $50 is made to the Hays Grove United Brethren Church by the will of David E. Snoke, Penn township. Mrs. Emily Beecher was given $1000 outright and the use of a house in Centerville for life. A bequest of $100 was left Harry J. Beecher and the balance of the estate was bequeathed in equal shares to John S. Beecher, Edward F. Beecher, Mrs. Rebecca J. Pechart and heirs of Samuel J. Beecher.


Samuel married Adaliah Lillie Verene Wolf, daughter of Jacob Henry Wolf and Elizabeth Ann Creamer. (Adaliah Lillie Verene Wolf was born on 27 Apr 1864 in , Cumberland, PA,4 36 37 died on 28 Jan 1892 in Hockersville, Cumberland, PA 37 38 and was buried on 31 Jan 1892 in Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 36 38 39.)


Samuel next married Emily R. Cockley, daughter of Abram W. Cockley and Mary A. Mellinger, on 13 Feb 1894 in Big Spring, Cumberland, PA.1 (Emily R. Cockley was born in Feb 1873 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA,4 5 40 died on 10 Jan 1948 in Quincy, Franklin, PA 4 40 and was buried in Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 40.)


Sources


1 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.

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

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

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

5 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Penn Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1400 Page: 12-13.

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58841966.

7 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFM8-YNP Charles Edward Beecher and Emma Eberley Gockley, 1912.

8 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFW8-V7L Samuel J. Beecher and Emily R. Cochley, 1894.

9 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.), Certificate 96909, Still Born Beecher, father S. J. Beecher, mother Emily R. Cockley.

10 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 48386. Samuel Beecher. Father Philip Beecher. Mother Mary Fleger.

11 <i>Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA)</i>, 21 May 1932, page 7. Death of Samuel Beecher.

12 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.

13 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Samuel Meryl Beecher.

14 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.), 067405-64 Charles E. Beecher, father Samuel J. Beecher, mother Lillie V. Specht, spouse: widowed.

15 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 17 Jan 1974, page 6. Obituary of Harry J. Beecher.

16 <i>The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA)</i>, 26 May 1932, page 5. Death of Samuel Beecher.

17 <i>Shippensburg News-Chronicle</i> (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 24 May 1932, page 2. Obituary of Samuel Beecher.

18 <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.

19 <i>1800 United States Census</i>, Source Citation Year: 1880; Census Place: Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1122; Family History Film: 1255122; Page: 370A; Enumeration District: 083; Image: 0544.

20 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWFM-FCQ Saml J Bucher in household of James P Myers, Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 83, sheet 370A.

21 Egle, William Henry, editor, <i>Pennsylvania Archives: Third Series</i> (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania State printer, 1894-99. Description v. pl., maps. 22 cm.), Cumberland County Warrantees of Land. 1750-1874. PA Archives Series 3, Vol. 24, Page 648.

22 <i>Pennsylvania, Land Warrants and Applications, 1733-1952</i> (Pennsylvania, Land Warrants and Applications, 1733-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Warrant Applications, 1733-1952. Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania State Archives. & Land Warrants. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, PA.), 1890, Cumberland --> Penn Township --> Beecher, Samuel J. Image 3-4 of 16.

23 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, PA > Cumberland > Shippensburg > Methodist. Samuel J. Beecher. Printed page 439, online image 114 of 131.

24 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 13 Jan 1893, page 3.

25 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: 284. PA > Adams > Mount Pleasant > Church of the Brethren. Online image 15.

26 <i>Shippensburg News-Chronicle</i> (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 3 Dec 1897, page 3.

27 <i>The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA)</i>, 14 Aug 1902, page 8.

28 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG84-739 Merle Beecher in household of Samuel Beecher, Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; citing sheet 12B, family 290, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375348.

29 <i>Shippensburg Chronicle</i> (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 14 Aug 1913, page 2.

30 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFY9-3TR Emily R Beecher in household of Samuel J Beecher, Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 92, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821556.

31 <i>Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA)</i>, 7 Apr 1922, page 6.

32 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 2 Feb 1927, page 2.

33 <i>Shippensburg News-Chronicle</i> (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 9 Apr 1929, page 9.

34 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2025; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 483.0; FHL microfilm: 2341759.

35 <i>Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA)</i>, 3 May 1940, page 10. Valley Estates.

36 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58842598.

37 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, PA > Cumberland > Cumberland County Historical Society. Online image 751. Index card A. L. Verne wife of S. J. Beecher d. 28 Jan 1892. Age 27-9-1.

38 <i>Carlisle Weekly Herald (Carlisle, PA)</i>, 4 Feb 1892, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Samuel Beecher.

39 <i>The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA)</i> (www.cumberlink.com), 30 January 1892, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Samuel Beecher.

40 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=58842586.



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