John Beidel
Maria Barbara Staerger
Charles William Beidel
Josephine B. Musgrave
George Edgar Beidel


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George Edgar Beidel 1 2

  • Born: 12 Dec 1869, Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA 1 2
  • Died: 24 Nov 1923, , Franklin, PA at age 53 1 2
  • Buried: Shippensburg: Spring Hill Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 1 2

   FamilySearch ID: GS1T-WM5.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Book: Biography of Charles W. Beidel, 1994. 2
George E. Beidel was born December 12, 1869. He lived in Shippensburg all his life and was a barber for 35 years. On May 27, 1890 George married Emma Geneva Hancock. Emma was born in Mainsville, Franklin County, PA on February 2, 1870 to David Goodyear Handcock (1851-1919) and Rebecca J. Neff (1844-1919). Emma and George had 7 children: Violet Geneva (1890-1938); Josephine Rebecca (1892-1933); Nelle Mildred (1894-1958); Harold Edgar (1895-1950); David Walter (1897-1900); Florence E. Doughtery (1898-1972); Ann Margaret (1899-1982).

In 1917 George opened a print shop on North Earl Street. Only six years after forming the business, on November 24, 1923, George died. He suffered a heart attack while riding a train from Chambersburg to Shippensburg. He is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery. Emma passed away on March 19, 1931 and was laid to rest in Spring Hill Cemetery.

After George's death the printing business was continued by his son, Harold E. Beidel, and changed location over the years. Harold moved the printing company from North Earl Street to 35 South Earl Street, circa 1930, where it stayed for several decades. In 1973 the company moved from 35 South Earl St to 67 West Burd Street. It was incorporated in 1974 as the Beidel Printing House. In 1978 moved to 63 West Burd Street. Beidel Printing House Inc continues to operate at 63 West Burd Street in 2010.


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2 Shippensburg Historical Society (52 West King Street, Shippensburg, PA 17257., Family Papers of Charles W. Beidel, 1994.84.

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