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Levi Beecher


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1. Eve Flickinger

Levi Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 9 Aug 1814, , , Pennsylvania, USA 1 2 3 4 7
  • Marriage (1): Eve Flickinger
  • Died: 11 Oct 1866, Manchester, Carroll, MD at age 52 2 3 4 7
  • Buried: Manchester: Bethel Church (United Brethren in Christ), Carroll, MD 7

   FamilySearch ID: LD9P-F7W.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1840 in Manheim Twp., York, PA. 10 John Beecher is found in Manheim Township in the 1840 Census as the head of this household:

Males (born)
60-69 (1771-1780) = 1 father John
15-19 (1821-1825) = 2 daughters
20-29 (1811-1820) = 1 daughter
50-59 (1781-1790) = 1 wife

Living next door is his son Levi Beecher with his wife:
Males (born)
20-29 (1811-1820) = 1 father Levi
Females (born)
20-29 (1811-1820) = wife.

2. Census in 1850 in Manheim Twp., York, PA. 1 In the 1850 Census on the same page in Manheim Township are two families whose children later marry: Elias Beecher married Ann Mary Snyder, and William Lewis Snyder married Mary Elizabeth Beecher.

In the household of Daniel Snyder, age 40, brickmaster, is his wife Elizabeth, 36; Edward, 16; Sophia, 14; Susana, 13; Levi, 12; Ann M. 11; William, 9; Daniel, 7; John, 6; and Francis, 2. Everyone is born in Pennsylvania except Daniel in Maryland.

In the houseold of Levi Beecher, age 37, farmer, is his wife Eve, 37; Elias, 9; Noah, 4. Also in the home is a David Geiger, 15. Levi has no real estate because he is living on land owned by his neighbor, his father, John Beecher, 70; his mother, Ann, 66; and their daughter Susan, 31, as well as a Mary Fisher, age 15. John's real estate is valued at $4,000.

3. Census in 1860 in Manchester District, Carroll, MD. 11 Levi Bercher [indexed in this census as Bercher or Bucher or Beicher], 47, horse doctor, was living with Eve, 49; Noah, 14; Mary, 10; and William, 4. Everyone was born in Maryland except Levi in Pennsylvania. His real estate was worth $1500 and personal estate $200. The post office was Manchester Town.

4. United Brethren in Christ, Paradise MIssion members: John Beecher, Anna Beecher, Levi Beecher, Eve Beecher, Susan Beecher in 1860 in Jefferson: Paradise United Brethren in Christ, York, PA, USA. 12

5. Newspaper: The Democratic Advocate: Trustee's Sale of Eve Beecher's property, 15 Mar 1866, Westminster, Carroll, MD. 13 TRUSTEE'S SALE
BY virtue of a decree of the Hon. John E. Smith, Judge of the Circuit Court for Carroll county, in Equity, the undersigned as Trustee by said decree appointed, will offer at Public Sale, at his residence, in Manchester, Carroll county, Maryland, on Monday, the 26th day of March, 1866, at 10 o'clock, A. M., the following property whereof Eve Beecher, wife of the subscriber, died seized, to wit: A Lot of Ground containing about a Quarter of an Acre of Land, situated in the Town of Manchester, adjoining property of Joseph Little, having thereon a TWO STORY FRAME DWELLING HOUSE, part weatherboarded, and part rough cast. Log Stable, &c. It is subject to a ground rent of $1.00 per year, the deceased's interest therein being a lease for 99 years renewable for ever. Also at the same time and place, a Let of Ground, owned by said deceased, in fee simple, containing about 2 Acres of Land, situated on the Westminster Road, adjoining land of Jesse Warner, less than half a mile from Manchester. All the above property will be sold clear of the life estate of the undersigned therein, as surviving husband of said deceased. Terms of Sale. \emdash One-third of the purchase money to be paid in hand, or on the ratification of the sale, and the balance in one and two years from the day of sale, to be secured by the notes of the purchaser, with security to be approved by tbe Trustee. LEVI BEECHER, Trustee.
J. M. Parke, Solicitor.

6. Newspaper: The Democratic Advocate: Circuit Court Case Levi Beecher and Elias Beecher vs. Noah Beecher and others, 12 Apr 1866, Westminster, Carroll, MD. 14 No. 868 Equity.
In the Circuit Court for Carroll County.
Levi Beecher and Elias Beecher,
Noah Beecher, and others
Ordered this 10th day of April, 1866, that the sale made and reported in the above cause by Levi Beecher, Trustee for the sale of the Real and Leasehold Estate in said cause described, and decreed to be sold, be finally ratified and confirmed, unless cause to the contrary be shown, on or before the 14th day of May, 1866: Provided a copy of this order be inserted in some newspaper printed in Carroll county, for three successive weeks previous to the 7th day of may next. The report states the amount of sale to be fourteen hundred dollars -- ($1400.00)
Wm A. McKellip, Clk.

7. Will index for Carroll County has no entry for Levi Beecher on 11 Oct 1866 in Westminster, Carroll, MD.

8. Obituary: The Democratic Advertiser: DEATHS. At Manchester, on the 11th last, Mr. Levi Beecher, aged about 55 years. on 15 Nov 1866 in Manchester, Carroll, MD. 15

9. Book: Levi Beecher and wife are mentioned in the History of Western Maryland on page 886:, 1882. 16
The erection of the Manchester Bethel church (United Brethren in Christ) was begun in 1870, and was completed in the same year. The building is a handsome brick structure. It was dedicated on Sunday, Jan. 1, 1871. At its dedication Bishop J. Weaver, of Baltimore, was present, and preached morning and night to a large congregation. Rev. John Shaeffer, of Baltimore, preached in the afternoon in the German language. The spire is forty feet above the roof, and presents a fine appearance. The first pastor, under whose auspices the building was erected, was Rev. Mr. Hutchinson ; the next one, Rev. J. B. Jones ; and the present incumbent. Rev. Mr. Quigly, who took charge in 1881. In the rear of the church is a neat graveyard, in which are buried:

Mary M. Baring, born July 25, 1752, died Jan. 29, 1830 ; and her husband, Ezekiel, who died March 30, 1838, aged 87.

Rev. Ezekiel Baring, born Jan. 16, 17S0, died Feb. 14, 1861.

John Baring, died Pec. 17, 1869, aged 85.

Violet Baring, wife of Jacob Swartzbaugh, born Jan. 17, 1796, died March 2. 1857.

Margaret A. Stultz, born April 1, 1780, died April 23, 1861.

Elizabeth, wife of John Young, died Nov. 18, 1873, aged 76.

Catherine Lynerd, died Nov. 5, 1873, aged 73.

Martha Burkett, died July 17, 1866, aged 83.

Levi Beecher, died Oct. 11, 1866, aged 52; and his wife, Eve, Nov. 22, 1865, aged 53.

This church organization had a log church prior to 1879, on the same lot where the brick building now stands. Its trustees in 1857 were Samuel Dehofif, Joseph H. Little, Jacob W. Baring, Amos Williams, and Henry W. Steffy.

Levi married Eve Flickinger. (Eve Flickinger was born on 19 Oct 1812 in , , Pennsylvania, USA,2 3 17 died on 22 Nov 1865 in , Carroll, MD 2 3 17 and was buried in Manchester: Bethel Church (United Brethren in Christ), Carroll, MD 17.)


1 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Manheim Township, Series: M432 Roll: 839 Page: 328.

2 Weiser, Frederick Sheely, Records of marriages and burials in the Monocacy Church in Frederick County, Maryland, and in the Evangelical Lutheran Congregation in the city of Frederick, Maryland, 1743-1811 (National Genealogical Society, 1972. Pages: ix, 183 p.), Page 151.

3 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of December 14, 2005), Batch #: M507701, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0013933 IT 1, Printout Call #: 1205780, Dates: 1743 - 1786.

4 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of December 14, 2005), Batch #: M507701, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0013934, Printout Call #: NONE, Dates: 1811 - 1885.

5 Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958 (, marriage of Noah M. Beecher and Emily J. Byrley, 11 Sep 1909.

6, Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953, ( death record for Noah M Beacher, 09 Oct 1938; citing Liberty, Knox, Ohio, reference fn 58730; FHL microfilm 2023667.

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8 Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1958 (, Levi Beecher in entry for Noah M. Beecher and Emily J. Byrley, 11 Sep 1909.

9 The York Dispatch (York, PA), 13 May 1927, page 19. Obituary of William Henry Beecher.

10 1840 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Manheim Township, Series: M704 Roll: 501 Page: 97.

11 1860 United States Census, Maryland, Carroll County, Manchester P O, Series: M653 Roll: 471 Page: 876.

12, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 306. PA > York > West Manheim Townshp > Paradise Mission. United Brethren in Christ. Online image 12.

13 The Democratic Advocate (Wesminster, Maryland), 15 Mar 1866, page 3.

14 The Democratic Advocate (Wesminster, Maryland), 12 Apr 1866, page3.

15 The Democratic Advocate (Wesminster, Maryland), 15 Nov 1866, page 2.

16 Scharf, J. Thomas, History of Western Maryland; being a history of Frederick, Montgomery, Carroll, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties from the earliest period to the present day; including biographical sketches of their representative men (Regional Pub. Co., 1968. Reprint of the 1882 ed. 2 volumes (1560 p.)), Page 886.

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