Another name for Lydia was Henrietta Leeper.2
Noted events in her life were:
1. Cause of Death: May 1850, , Adams, PA. She died of pleurisy according to the 1850 Census Mortality index, ID # MRT43_12737.
2. Newspaper: Gettysburg Compiler: Died: On the 9th inst. Mrs. LYDIA BEECHER, wife of John Beecher, of Cumberland township, aged about 32 years., 13 May 1850, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 8
3. Obituary: Adams Sentinel on 13 May 1850 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 6 Summary of the obituary content: Lydia Beecher, wife of John Beecher, died 5/9/1850 in Cumberland Township. Age: 32 years, 9 months, 2 days. Date of birth 8/7/1817.
1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of November 13, 2005).
2 <i>Arendtsville Union Church (Zion Lutheran and Trinity Reformed; Arents Church), Adams County, Pennsylvania</i>.
3 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.).
4 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 16317. Cornelius C. Beecher. Father John Beecher, mother ? Leeper.
5 Weaner, Arthur, <i>History and genealogy of the German emigrant Johan Christian Kirschenmann, anglicized Cashman</i> (Gettysburg, Pa. :: Priv. print. by A. Weaner,, 1960, 178 pgs. Available online at Heritage Quest.), Appendix C, page 74-90.
6 The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, 13 May 1850 edition.
7 Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, May 13 - from Adams Co. card file.
8 <i>Gettysburg Compiler</i> (Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.), 13 May 1850, page 3.
9 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cumberland Township, Series: M432 Roll: 743 Page: 119.