David Beecher
(1793-1880)
Anna Maria Gilbert
(1797-1887)
Jacob Frederick Wagoner
(1794-1855)
Elizabeth Blulach
(Abt 1794-Bef 1837)
Samuel M. Beecher
(1820-1904)
Sarah Ann Matilda Wagoner
(1825-1910)
George Calvin Beecher
(1846-1916)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Martha Savilla Eicholtz

George Calvin Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

  • Born: 15 Jan 1846, Beechersville, Adams, PA 3 4 9 20 21
  • Christened: 28 Apr 1846, Arendtsville: Arendtsville Union Church (Zion Lutheran and Trinity Reformed; Arents Church), Adams, PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Martha Savilla Eicholtz on 25 Jun 1868 in , Adams, PA 1
  • Died: 18 Jul 1916, York, York, PA at age 70 9 15 20 21 22
  • Buried: 21 Jul 1916, York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 9 15 20 21

   Another name for George was Calvin Beecher.5 23

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 5 David Beecher, merchant, 56, was living with wife Mary, 53. Also with them was Archibald Wilson, clerk, 63; and Mary Weigle, 19. His real estate was worth $20,000 making him wealthy by comparison to others. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

His next neighbor is John Hoover, tanner, 37, living with Sophia, David Beecher's daughter, 28, and their children: Amelia, 9; daughter Georgeanna, 6; son Lisle, 4; and Mary, 1. Also in their home is Sarah Rufsell, 20, and Samuel Blythe, 7.

The next neighbor is David Beecher's son Samuel Beecher, laborer, 29; wife Matilda, 25; Calvin, 5; David, 3; Charles, 1 month old when the census was recorded on 13 Aug 1850. Also living with them: David Geyer, manufacturer, 23; and Sara Lower, 16. Samuel has no real estate value suggesting he is living on his father's land. Everyone in all families were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1860 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 6 David Beecher, 66, was living with wife Mary, 63. David's real estate was worth $5,000 and personal estate $4,500. Both were born in Pennsylvania.

Listed just above them on the census page is the household of Samuel Beecher, 40, paper maker, living with wife Sarah A. M., 35; Mary E., 16; George C., 14; David H., 11; Charles F., 11; Clara J., 8; Samuel B., 5; Sarah A., 1. Also in the home is Mathias Waller, 23, occupation "hireling", and Amanda Bunnell, 18, help. Samuel's real estate was worth $4,000 and personal estate $400. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Military from 11 Feb 1864 to 8 Jul 1865 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA: Co. B, 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry (182nd PA). Wounded at Petersburg, Va. On June 19, 1864.

4. Census in 1870 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 24 George C. Beecher, wagon maker, 23, was living with wife Martha, 21, and Clara, 1. Next door is Alexander Bucher [Beecher], 32, carpenter, and his wife, Catherine, 28, and Ella, 7. George had no real estate value, but Alexander's was valued at $1,700. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Gettysburg.

5. Census in 1880 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 23 Calvin Beecher, wheel wright, 34, was living with wife Martha S., 31; Clara A., 11; Edward S., 9; Annie, 7; and Daisy E., 2. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

6. Occupation: 1886 York City Directory: Beecher, G. Calvin, cigarmaker, house Plank road near Girard in 1886 in York, York, PA. 25

7. Pension on 10 May 1890 in , , PA. 26 Martha S. Beecher filied a pension application for George C. Beecher's service during the Civil War in Company B of the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry.

8. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 3 George C. Beecher, wood worker, 54 born Jan 1846, was living with his wife of 32 years, Martha, 51, born Jan 1849. She had 6 children, 5 still living in 1900. Also living in their home: son Nevin G., 12, born Mar 1888; and daughter Grace E., 11, born Oct 1888. EVeryone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. George owned his home at 665 Plank Rd. in York city.

9. Census in 1910 in York, York, PA. 27 The 1910 census recorded at 317 College Avenue: George C. Beecher, woodworker auto factory, 64, living with wife Martha S., 61; and daughter Edith G., 19. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Martha had been married to George for 42 years and birthed 6 children, 5 alive in 1910.

10. Newspaper: York Daily: "Mr and Mrs. Calvin Beecher, 317 East College avenue, have returned from a trip to Altoona.", 18 Jun 1910, York, York, PA. 28

11. Residence: on 21 Jun 1910 in York, York, PA. 12

12. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: Mr. And Mrs. G. C. Beecher, 317 East College avenue, left for Chicago, to visit his sons, Dr. S. E. And G. N. Beecher, 24 Aug 1913, York, York, PA. 29

13. Cause of Death: chronic myocarditis, 18 Jul 1916, York, York, PA. 9

14. Occupation: body builder at Pullman Auto Co. On 18 Jul 1916 in York, York, PA. 9

15. Residence: 317 E. Collage Avenue, York, Pa. On 18 Jul 1916 in York, York, PA. 9

16. Obituary: York Daily: George C. Beecher Dies Hour After Removal From Auto Plant on 19 Jul 1916 in York, York, PA. 15 Fatally Stricken At Work

George C. Beecher Dies Hour After Removal From Auto Plant

Stricken with heart trouble while at work at the Pullman Motor Car company plant yesterday, George C. Beecher, a Civil war veteran, died at 9:30 o'clock, an hour after his removal to this home. He was 70 years old.
Mr. Beecher had not complained of feeling sick yesterday and ate a hearty breakfast before going to work. About 8:30 o'clock he suffered a sudden heart attack, and was removed to his home in an automobile. Dr. Charles C. Neff was called immediately but was unable to revive him.
Mr. Beecher served throughout the Civil war as a volunteer in a company of Pennsylvania cavalry. He was a member of General John Sedgwick post, No. 37, Grand Army of the Republic, and of Ivy castle, No. 134, Ancient Order Knights of the Mystic Chain. He was also a member of the Heidleberg Reformed church. Surviving him are his wife and five children, Dr. F. E. Beecher and Dr. G. M. Beecher, both of Chicago, Ill.; Mrs. T. A. Geesey, South Queen street; Mrs. D. A. Schriver, South Pine street, and Miss Grace Beecher, living at home.
The funeral will be held next Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence, 317 East College avenue, the Rev. W. S. Kirschner, pastor of the Heidleberg Reformed church, officiating. Burial will be made in Prospect Hill cemetery.


George married Martha Savilla Eicholtz, daughter of Samuel Eaholtz and Elizabeth Magdalena Rex, on 25 Jun 1868 in , Adams, PA.1 (Martha Savilla Eicholtz was born on 9 Jan 1849 in Bendersville, Adams, PA 3 30 31 32 33, christened on 17 Jun 1849 in Bendersville, Adams, PA,33 died on 11 May 1939 in Evanston, Cook, IL 30 32 34 and was buried on 15 May 1939 in York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 30 32 35.)


Sources


1 Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 26 June from Adams Co. card file.

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

3 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, York, Series: T623 Roll: 1503 Page: 291.

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

5 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, Series: Series: M432 Roll: 743 Page: 12.

6 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1057 Page: 3-4.

7 <i>History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania</i> (Warren, Beers & Co; Chicago, IL; 1886), Pages 353-354.

8 FamilySearch.org, <i>Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947</i>, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N34V-FN1 George Calvin Beecher in entry for Samuel E. Beecher, 06 Jun 1943.

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 76040. George C. Beecher. Father Samuel Beecher, mother Matilda Wagner.

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 72246. Nora Anna Geesey. Father Calvin Beecher. Mother Martha Eicholtz.

11 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 41307. Daisy Elizabeth Schriver. Father Calvin Beecher. Mother Martha Eicholtz. Spouse Elmer A. Schriver.

12 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 21 Jun 1910, page 9. Obituary of Mrs. Sarah A. Beecher.

13 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 13 Jun 1912, page 7. Marriage of G. Nevin Beecher and Lillie G. Seacrist.

14 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 20 Jun 1912, page 2. Beecher-Seacrist Wedding.

15 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 19 Jul 1916, page 8. George C. Beecher Dies.

16 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 13 May 1939, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Martha S. Beecher.

17 <i>The York Dispatch (York, PA)</i>, 23 Feb 1985, obituary of E. Grayce Beecher.

18 <i>York County History Center</i> (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403 https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/), Newpaper clipping for Mrs. Nora A Geesey found in library's Beecher surname folder, newspaper name not cited.

19 <i>Research of Marcia S. Wilson, great grandaughter of Mary Jane Beecher Gibson</i> (http://marciasandmeyerwilson.com and emails from Macia S. Wilson), Telephone call on 30 Mar 1997 between Lorraine Beecher Fiece and Marcia Sandmeyer Wilson, recorded in notes in the Beecher surname file at Adams County Historical Society library.

20 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62403456.

21 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012</i> (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Beecher, George C. 1846-1916.

22 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Beecher, George C. Death certificate # 76040, died York, 18 Jul 1916. http://www.health.state.pa.us/indices/indices%20-%20death/1916%20Death/D-16%20A-B.pdf.

23 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, Family History Library Film 1255085, NA Film Number T9-1085 Page 27A.

24 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1289 Page: 109.

25 Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, 1886 York City Directory, page 62, Beecher, G Calvin.

26 FamilySearch.org, <i>United States, General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KDPT-J2K George C Beecher, 1890.

27 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: York Ward 6, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1435; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0121; FHL microfilm: 1375448.

28 <i>The York Daily (York, PA)</i>, 18 Jun 1910, page 2.

29 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 24 Aug 1913.

30 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97576104.

31 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Year: 1850; Census Place: Butler, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_743; Page: 1B; Image: 8.

32 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 13 May 1939, page 3. Obituary of Martha S. Beecher.

33 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, PA > Adams > York Springs > Lutheran > Holy Trinity Lutheran. Printed page 112, online image 280. Martha Eicholtz b. 9 Jan 1849 baptized 117 Jun 1849 at Bender's Church in Bendersville, father Samuel, mother Elisabeth.

34 <i>The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania)</i> (Hanover, York, Pennsylvania.), 12 May 1939, page 4. Obituary of Martha S. Beecher.

35 <i>The Gazette and Daily (York, PA)</i> (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 16 May 1939, page 3. Funeral of Mrs. Martha Beecher.



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