|Matilda Mary Keafauver
Noted events in her life were:
1. Census in 1850 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 9 The 1850 census recorded David Keefhauver, blacksmith, 40, living with wife Eliza A., 35; Matilda, 14; Levander, 13; Jacob C., 11; Sarah C., 8; and Caroline J., 6 months old when the census was recorded on 19 Aug 1850. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Eliza A. in Maryland. David's real estate was valued at $1400.
2. Census in 1860 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 4 Amanda Beecher, 8, and her brother Daniel Beecher, 5, were living in the household of George Arendt, 22, and his wife Matilda, 24. Also there were Jacob Arendt, 3; and Clara Arendt, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Green Mount, PA.
3. Census in 1870 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 3 George Orrant, day laborer, 32, was living with wife Matilda, 34. Also with them: Amanda Beecher, 18; Daniel Beecher, 16, working of farm; Jacob Orrant, 13; Samuel Orrant, 10; Annie Orrant, 8; and John Orrant, 6. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. George's real estate was worth $700, personal estate $470. The post office was Gettysburg.
Matilda married John Beecher, son of Peter Beecher Sr. and Catherine Cashman, on 6 May 1851 in , Adams, PA.1 (John Beecher was born about 1811 in Mount Pleasant Twp., Adams, PA 10 and died in Sep 1855 in , Adams, PA 7.)
Matilda next married George Washington Arendt, son of John Arendt and Mary Barbara Cornwell, on 27 Dec 1855 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA.2 (George Washington Arendt was born on 27 Jan 1838 in , Adams, PA,2 4 11 died on 1 Jan 1919 in , Warren, IL 2 11 and was buried in Monmouth: Monmouth Cemetery, Warren, IL 11.)
1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "FamilySearch," database, <i>FamilySearch</i> (http://new.familysearch.org : accessed 29 May 2013), entry for John Beecher, person ID L814-PT8.
2 <i>Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books</i> (Online register at www.dar.org), Albert Mark Arendt son of George W Arendt and Matilda Mary Keefauver Beecher.
3 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cumberland Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1289 Page: 55.
4 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cumberland Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1057 Page: 47.
5 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=93007198.
6 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=69850481.
7 Shull, William F, <i>The Lineage of Christian Kersheman 1774-1893</i> (1893. Original copy in possession of Arthur Weaner, 145 Weaner Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325-8118.).
8 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2JN-SNJ John Bucher in entry for David Franklin Bucher, 05 Apr 1854; Christening, citing St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gettysburg, Adams, PA; FHL microfilm 1433124.
9 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M444-PZS David Keefhauver, Cumberland, Adams, Pennsylvania, United States; citing family 188.
10 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cumberland Township, Series: M432 Roll: 743 Page: 119.
11 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52960657.