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Elmer Bertram Beecher 1

  • Born: 2 Jul 1873, York, York, PA 1 2
  • Died: 17 Sep 1896, York, York, PA at age 23 1 2
  • Buried: 20 Sep 1896, York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 1

   FamilySearch ID: L6F4-183.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in York, York, PA. 3 The 1880 census recorded at 227 West Market Street: Henry J. Gresley, butcher, 46, living with his second wife, Mary H., 30, who married Henry after she divorced her first husband, Elias Beecher. Living in their home are step-children: Emma M. Beecher, 14 (whose future husband Charles Kurtz is listed below); and Elmer B. Beecher, 6; and the Gresley children: David A. Gresley, 20; Bertha L. Gresley, 14; and 12-year old twins Nellia G. and Robert J. Gresley. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

Living at 219 West Market Street is Henry's father, grocer Andrew Gresley, 77, and Henry's step-mother, Sophia, 53, and their children: Mary, 28; Jennie, 20; Ella, 19; Lizzie, 17; and Andrew, 11. Andrew was born in Baden, Germany, and Sophia in Hanover, Germany, and their children in Pennsylvania.

On the same census page at 215 West Market Street: William H. Kurtz, leather and malt manufacturer, 57, living with wife Julia, 37; Charles, clerk in malt house, 23, who later marries Emma Beecher ; and daughter Julia, 21. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Also in the home are servants Catharine Foust, 37, and Amanda Riegraff, 19.

2. Obituary: York Daily: Death of Bertram Elmer Beecher on 19 Sep 1896 in York, York, PA. 2 DIED. BEECHER. -- On September 17th, 1896, at 10:30 a. m., Bertram Elmer Beecher, aged 23 years, 2 months and 15 days. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his parents' residence, 229 West Market street. Interment at Prospect Hill cemetery.


1 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=33493937.

2 The York Daily (York, PA), 19 Sep 1896, page 1. Death of Bertram Elmer Beecher.

3 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWV1-BMY Charles Kurtz in household of William H Kurtz, York, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing sheet 306A, NARA microfilm publication T9.

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