John Beecher
(1757-1842)
Elizabeth Keplinger
(1755-1845)
Christian Cashman
(1762-1848)
Christina Humfert
(1778-1839)
Peter Beecher Sr.
(Abt 1790-After 1850)
Catherine Cashman
(Abt 1792-1855)
David Beecher
(1814-1871)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Elizabeth Altland

David Beecher 2 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  • Born: 4 Jan 1814, Mount Pleasant Twp., Adams, PA 2 11 13
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Altland on 4 Mar 1841 in Gettysburg: St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Adams, PA 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Died: 18 Sep 1871, Franklin Twp., Adams, PA at age 57 11 14 15
  • Buried: Mummasburg: Mummasburg Mennonite Cemetery, Adams, PA 11

   Other names for David were David Bucher 13 and David Buecher.16 17

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "Married, on the 4th inst., by the Rev. B. Keller, Mr. David Beecher, to Miss Elizabeth Altland -- both of Franklin township.", 10 Mar 1841, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 6

2. Census in 1850 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 13 David Bucher, farmer, 35, was living with Elizabeth, 40; Mary, 8; Elizabeth, 5; Sophia, 4; Lydia, 1, and John, 7 months old when the census was recorded on 10 Aug 1850. David has no real estate value. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Neighbors are 70-year-old John Altlande and his wife Elizabeth [nee Deardorff], 64 whose farm is worth $3,000. Two households later are the Deardorffs.

3. Census in 1860 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 9 David Beecher, farmer, 44, was living with wife Elizabeth, 49; Mary, 18; Elizabeth, 15; Sophia, 14; Lydia, 12; John, 9; Sarah, 7. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. David's real estate was worth $3,000 and personal estate $1,000. The post office was Mummasburg.

4. Census in 1870 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 18 The 1870 census recorded David Beecher, farmer, 56, living with wife Elizabeth, 60; Mary, 25; Elizabeth, 23; Sophia, 22; John, farm laborer, 18; and Sarah, 16. Also in the home was farm laborer Francis Dittenhafer, 18. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. David's real estate was valued at $10,000 and personal estate at $2,500. The post office was Mummasburg.

5. Estate: 21 Oct 1871, , Adams, PA. Orphan's Court. Filed 21 Oct 1871. Joseph Fleck, adm.
[Note: this abstract is from the final document filed after the widow's death in June of 1883.]
Widow: Elizabeth Beecher d. 5 June 1883 - renounce.
Son: John A. Beecher - renounce.
1. Elizabeth - d. 6 Sept 1878, a daughter (now deceased) md Frederick Master. minor children: Daniel and Martha Master.
2. Sophia d. 18 Oct 1877, died without issue. was married to J.W. Black of Hanover, Pa.
3. Lydia, d. 16 Sept 1878 dec'd, md Joseph Fleck of Adams Co. one child: John E. Fleck.
4. Mary Catharine d. Feb 1880 - two children. married Jacob Burcher of Adams Co.
5. John A. Beecher.
6. Sarah, died 18 Feb 1873, single and under age 21.


David married Elizabeth Altland, daughter of John Altland and Elizabeth Dierdorff, on 4 Mar 1841 in Gettysburg: St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Adams, PA.1 2 3 4 5 6 (Elizabeth Altland was born on 10 May 1810 in Dover Twp., York, PA,13 died on 5 Jun 1883 in , , PA 19 and was buried in Mummasburg: Mummasburg Mennonite Cemetery, Adams, PA 19.)


  Marriage Notes:

The marriage notice in the Republican Compiler newspaper: "Married March 4, 1841 by Rev. Benjamin Keller, David Beecher to Miss Elizabeth Atland [sic] both of Franklin Twp. this county."

Sources


1 The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.

2 <i>St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania</i>.

3 Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 9 Mar 1841 edition.

4 <i>Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1709-1940</i> (FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2XW-XP5 David Beecher and Elisabeth Altland, 04 Mar 1841; citing Saint James Evangelical Lutheran Church, Gettysburg ,Adams, Pennsylvania; FHL microfilm 1433124.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 671. PA > Adams > St. James Evangelical Lutheran. Marriage of David Beecher and Elisabeth Altland.

6 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 10 Mar 1841, reprinted "One Hundred Years Ago" on 10 Mar 1941 page 6.

7 <i>Records of Sharon Nickol Swope</i> (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol).

8 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of December 2, 2005), Batch #: M504751, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 1433124 IT 6, 8, Printout Call #: 1002781, Dates: 1830 - 1879.

9 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1057 Page: 103.

10 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.).

11 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6933125.

12 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.

13 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, Series: M432 Roll: 743 Page: 11.

14 The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, 27 Oct 1871.

15 Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 22 sept 1871.

16 <i>Arendtsville Union Church (Zion Lutheran and Trinity Reformed; Arents Church), Adams County, Pennsylvania</i>.

17 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V2FG-125 Mary Catherine Buecher, 11 Jun 1842; Christening, citing Lutheran and Reformed Church, Arendtsville, Adams, Pa. FHL microfilm 824351. Mary Catherine Buecher.

18 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZL9-3WL David Beecher, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 41, family 333, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 000552788.

19 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6933128.



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