John Wolfe
(1810-1891)
Eliza
(1812-1886)
John Creamer
Leah
(1813-1892)
Jacob Henry Wolf
(1843-1922)
Elizabeth Ann Creamer
(1845-1935)
Adaliah Lillie Verene Wolf
(1864-1892)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Samuel J. Beecher

Adaliah Lillie Verene Wolf 1

  • Born: 27 Apr 1864, , Cumberland, PA 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Samuel J. Beecher
  • Died: 28 Jan 1892, Hockersville, Cumberland, PA at age 27 4 5
  • Buried: 31 Jan 1892, Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 3 5 6

   Other names for Adaliah were Adaliah L. Verene,3 Lillie V. Specht,7 Adaliah L. Speck,8 Adaliah L. Spect 9 and Adaliah L. Verne.4

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Name: on 27 Apr 1864, in , Cumberland, PA. 10 Her joint tombstone with Samuel is engraved "1864 A. L. Verene his wife 1892" leading genealogists to incorrectly believe her maiden name was Verene.
In "Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013" on Ancestry.com is an image of an index card from the Cumberland County Historical Society: "Beecher, A. L. Verne wife of S. J. Beecher. d. Jan 28, 1892 age 27-9-1. Hays Grove Pa. Cemetery also known as Side Town."
Her son Charles Beecher's 1964 PA Death Certificate states his mother was Lillie V. Specht".
Fortuantely, her real maiden name is clarified in an newspaper article in Carlisle in The Sentinel on 4 Nov 1933 on page 6 about a family runion at the Elmer Long home. The article mentions that attending the reunion is Charles E. Beecher of Harrisburg, stating he is the grandson of Elizabeth Wolf age 88, whose daughter is the hostess, Mrs. Elmer Long (nee Ellie Leah Wolf). The 1870 and 1880 census shows Elizabeth Wolf had another daughter, born 1864, named Lillie V. Wolf. In the 1880 census, Lillie V. Wolf is living with her parents as a neighbor to Samuel Beecher's sister Rebecca Beecher, who was working at a farm next door. On the previous census page, a few homes away, is Samuel J. Beecher, who would marry her a few years later.
The obituary of her son Harry John Beecher names her as Adaliah L. Speck. The social security application of her son Samuel Meryl Beecher names her as Adaliah L. Spect.
This evidence suggests Samuel J. Beecher married Adaliah Lillie Verene Wolf, and she perhaps first married a Specht/Speck before marrying Beecher, unless her children in the 1960-70's, some 70 years following her death at age 29 when they were young children, later recalled her maiden name incorrectly. Extensive research has been unable to prove any Specht/Wolf or Specht/Beecher relationships.

2. Census in 1870 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 11 The 1870 census recorded in Penn Township: Jacob Wolf, laborer, 26, living with wife Ann E., 24; daughter Lily V., 5; and daughter Leah, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Newville.

3. Census in 1880 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 12 The 1880 census recorded Jacob H. Wolf, laborer, 37, living with wife Elisabeth A., 35; daughter Lillie V., 16; and daughter Ella L., 12. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. On the same census page is Rebecca Beecher, who would become Lillie's sister-in-law when Lillie married Samuel J. Beecher. Samuel appears on the previous census page working in the farm of James Myers, so Samuel and Lillie were close neighbors before their marriage.

4. Newspaper: Carlisle Weekly Herald: Mrs. Samuel Beecher, a lady living near Hockerville, is critically ill with typhoid pneumonia., 28 Jan 1892, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 13

5. She has conflicting death information of 29 Jan 1892 and Hockersville, Cumberland, PA. 2 3 6

6. Obituary: The Sentinel: obituary of Mrs. Samuel Beecher on 30 Jan 1892 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 6 Mrs. Samuel Beecher died at her home, in Hockersville, Penn township, yesterday, aged 28 years. The cause of her death was typhoid feer. Besides a husband, she leaves three small children. The funeral service will be held to-morrow, when interment will be made at the U. B. burying ground at Hays Grove.

7. Obituary: Carlisle Weekly Herald: Mrs. Samuel Beecher on 4 Feb 1892 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 5 Mrs. Samuel Beecher died on Thursday night at her home in Hockersville, Penn township. Typhoid pneumonia was the cause. The deceased was aged 28 years and leaves a husband and three small children. Her remains were interred Sunday in the churchyard at Hayes' Grove.


Adaliah married Samuel J. Beecher, son of Phillip Beecher and Mary M. Flieger. (Samuel J. Beecher was born on 16 Oct 1862 in Upper Dickinson Twp., Cumberland, PA,2 14 15 died on 19 May 1932 in Centerville, Cumberland, PA 2 14 15 16 17 18 and was buried on 22 May 1932 in Newville.: Hays Grove United Methodist Church, Cumberland, PA 14 15 17 18.)


Sources


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

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

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

4 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.

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

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

7 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.

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

9 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.

10 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, PA > Cumberland > Cumberland Historical Society. Beecher, A. L. Verne wife of S. J. Beecher, online image 751 of 9559.

11 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZGF-KT2 Jacob Wolf, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 13, family 97.

12 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWFM-FCT Jacob H Wolf, Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district ED 83, sheet 370B.

13 <i>Carlisle Weekly Herald (Carlisle, PA)</i>, 28 Jan 1892, page 3.

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

15 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.

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

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

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



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