Elias Beecher
Francis Anna Mary Snyder
John A. Zinn
Mary A. Schroeder
Daniel Levi Beecher
Laura E. Zinn
Mary Isabelle Beecher


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1. William C. Welzel Jr.

Mary Isabelle Beecher 1 2

  • Born: 17 Nov 1891, York, York, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): William C. Welzel Jr. on 3 Sep 1927 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 1
  • Died: 25 Oct 1978, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at age 86 1 2
  • Buried: Drexel Hill: Arlington Cemetery, Delaware, PA 2

   Another name for Mary was Isabel Beecher.3

   FamilySearch ID: L6FH-S9Q.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 3 The 1900 census recorded at 224 Main Street: John G. Mauer, undertaker, 37, living with wife Laura E., 32; sister-in-law Nellie R. Zinn, 16; son John C. Mauer, 13; daughter Eleoner Mauer, 8; daughter Bertha S. Mauer, 6; stepdaughter Isabel Beecher, 9; and stepson Henry W. Beecher, 7. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except John's parents were Germany.

2. Census in 1910 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 4 The 1910 census recorded renting at 5917 Chestnut Street: John G. Maurer, funeral director, 46, living with wife Laura E., 44; Eleanor, telephone operator, 18; Bertha S., 14; Glenfield Geo., 9; Gertrude L., 6; stepdaughter Isabel M. Beecher, hat band trimmer, 18; and stepson H. Ward Beecher, plumber, 16. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except John G.'s parents in Germany.

3. Newspaper: York Daily: news about Ward Beecher, sister Isabelle, and grandmother Mrs. Henry Gressly, 20 Aug 1913, York, York, PA. 5 Ward Beecher and sister Isabelle, of Philadelphia, are spending several weeks in this city, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. William McIlvain, South Penn street. Both are former Yorkers and this is the first trip to this city for Mr. Beecher since leaving 17 years ago. Miss Beecher visited here but once in that time. Before returning home they will visit their grandmother, Mrs. Henry Gressly, who formerly resided on West Market street, and is now living in New Friendship, Md.

4. Census in 1920 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6 The 1920 census recorded renting at 5939 Chestnut: John Mauer, undertaker, 55, living with wife Laura, 51, and their children: Elenore, operator telephone co., 27; Bertha, operator skirt mfg. co., 24; Glenfred, real estate office, 19; Gertrude, 16. Also with them: stepdaughter Isabell Beecher, cutter hat band mfg., 28; and stepson Henry Ward Beecher, chauffer retail clothing, single, 26. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except John's parents in Germany.

Mary married William C. Welzel Jr. on 3 Sep 1927 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.1 (William C. Welzel Jr. was born on 17 Mar 1889 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA,7 died on 9 Mar 1964 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 7 and was buried in Drexel Hill: Arlington Cemetery, Delaware, PA 7.)


1 Research Papers of Hank Beecher.

2 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11387656.

3 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3HH-WWC Isabel Beecher and Henry Beecher in entry for John G Maurer, 1900.

4 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 46, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1413; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 1174; FHL microfilm: 1375426.

5 The York Daily (York, PA), 20 Aug 1913, page 2.

6 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Philadelphia Ward 46, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Enumeration District: 1770; Description: Philadelphia, Ward 46, Tract A T 7 (part) bounded by Market, 59th, Chestnut, Cobb's Creek.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11387647.

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