Peter Beecher Sr.
(Abt 1790-After 1850)
Catherine Cashman
(Abt 1792-1855)
John Altland
(1778-1853)
Elizabeth Dierdorff
(1786-1853)
David Beecher
(1814-1871)
Elizabeth Altland
(1810-1883)
John Altlande Beecher
(1849-1919)

 

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John Altlande Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 22 Sep 1849, Butler Twp., Adams, PA 2 6
  • Died: 16 Feb 1919, Butler Twp., Adams, PA at age 69 6 7 8
  • Buried: 19 Feb 1919, Mummasburg: Mummasburg Mennonite Cemetery, Adams, PA 5 6

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 2 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, 64 whose farm is worth $3,000.

2. Census in 1860 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 3 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.

3. Census in 1870 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 9 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.

4. Census in 1880 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 10 John A. Beecher, 28, farmer, was living with his mother, Elizabeth, 69. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1900 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 11 John A. Beecher, farmer, 47, born Sept 1852, was living as a single person. He and his parents were born in Pennsylvania. The neighbors are Alfred Slonaker, 64, and Charles Bushey, 46. Also other surnames which married into Beecher families: Deardorff and Trostle.

6. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: Big Cabbage: John A. Beecher, of Franklin township, has a head of cabbage weighing nineteen pounds and measuring four feet, five inches in circumference., 3 Dec 1918, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 12

7. Cause of Death: paralysys following cerebral haemorrhage. The death certificate states 17 Feb 1919 but tombstone & newspaper say 16 Feb 1919., 16 Feb 1919, Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 5

8. Occupation: farmer on 16 Feb 1919 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 5

9. Obituary: Gettysburg Times on 17 Feb 1919 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. John A Beecher, of Franklin township, near Mummasburg, died at 10:30 Sunday evening at the home of his nephew John E Fleck, in Butler township. He had gone to the Fleck home last Thursday and was ill at that time. He was aged about 68 years. He was never married and he leaves three nieces; Mrs. Martha Zimmerman, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Israel Geisler and Mrs. Elizabeth Berkheimer, of New Oxford; and one nephew, John E Fleck, of Butler township. The funeral will be held at 1:00 Wednesday afternoon from the Fleck home. Interment at Mummasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

10. Newspaper: New Oxford Item: John A. Beecher died, 20 Feb 1919, New Oxford, Adams, PA. 8 John A. Beecher, of Franklin township, near Mummasburg, died at 10:30 o'clock on Sunday evening at the home of his nephew John E. Fleck, in Butler township. He had gone to the Fleck home on last Thursday and will ill at the time. He was aged about 68 years. He was never married and he leaves three nieces: Mrs. Martha Zimmerman, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Isiah Geisler and Mrs. Elizabeth Berkheimer, of New Oxford, and one nephew, John E. Fleck, of Butler townshp. The funeral will be held at 1 o'clock this Wednesday afternoon from the Fleck home. Interment at Mummasburg.

11. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "...the Brethren Church farm, formerly known as the John Beecher Farm, one and half miles east of Mummasburg...", 2 Feb 1923, Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 13


Sources


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

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

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

4 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.).

5 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 18964, John A. Beecher, father David Beecher, mother Elizabeth Altland.

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6933133.

7 Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Feb 22, 1919.

8 <i>New Oxford Item</i> (Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania), 20 Feb 1919, page 5. Death of John A. Beecher.

9 <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.

10 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, Family History Library Film 1255085, NA Film Number T9-1085 Page 19A.

11 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1354 Page: 19.

12 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 3 Dec 1918, page 3.

13 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 2 Feb 1923, page 5. "Public Sale of Personal Property, Frebruary 12, 1923."



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