Bücher
(Cir 1700-)
Henry Beecher Sr.
(Cir 1728-After 1795)
Catharine
(Bef 1752-After 1820)
Frederick Beeher
(1764-1811)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Catherine Wintrode

Frederick Beeher 1 2 3

  • Born: 1764, , , PA 4
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Wintrode
  • Died: 1811, Rennicks Run, Botetourt, VA, USA at age 47

   Other names for Frederick were Frederick Becher,3 Frederick Beecher,5 Friederich Beiger,6 Fredrick Bucher, Friederich Bucher,7 Frederick Bücher,7 Friederich Bücher, Frederick Buecher 4 8 and Fredrick Buecher.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Fact: It is proven with Y-DNA tests that Frederick Beher / Beecher of Rennick's Run creek, Botetourt, Virginia is the son of Henry Beher / Beecher / Buecher who died in Littlestown, PA in 1795, and also that Frederick is the father of Samuel D. Beher (1796-1863) who died in Rushville, Indiana. Contact jonathan@searchtrees.com to learn more or see https://searchtrees.com/beher-family-history

2. Alt. Name: Original surname Bücher with umlaut above u pronounced as Beecher which became the surname used by descendants, in 1764,.

3. He appeared as a sponsor at a baptism on 5 Nov 1785 at Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA. 9

4. In 1788 in Littlestown: Christ Reformed Church, Adams, PA. Frederick appears in the records of Christ Church for the baptisms of his children.

5. Tax List: 1789, Germany Twp., York, PA. 10 Beecher, Henry, 75 acres, 1 horse, 1 cow, 1 house, 2 lots.valuation 64,0,0, tax 0 9 0
Beecher Frederick, no land, 1 cow, valuation 4, 0, 0, tax 0 2 0
Beecher, John 200 acres, 2 horses, 3 cows, 1 house, 1 lot, valuation 376, 10, 0, tax 2 5 0.

6. Census in 1790 in Berwick/Cumberland, York County, PA. 11 Frederick Beeher is listed with 1 white male over 16, 4 white males under 16, and 4 white females.

7. Property in 1797 in Germany Twp., York, PA. 3 12 Frederick Beeher or Becher & wf:Catharine of the state of Virginia, she being one of the dau. & legatees of Jacob Winterode, deceased of Germany Twp., deeded their share of land to Samuel Beecher....
York Co., PA before me Adam Winterode Esq. of York Co., appeared Frederick Becher & Catharine his wife and certified to this deed 1798.

8. Residence: Deed transfer in 1797 stated Frederick was living in Virginia. In 1797 in , , VA.

9. Census in 1800 in Libertytown, Frederick, MD. 13 This may be a match.
NameFrederick Beecher
Home in 1800 Liberty, Frederick, Maryland
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Number of Slaves: 2
Number of Household Members Under 16: 1
Number of Household Members: 5

10. Tax List: Federick Beher, taxed for 204 acres deeded to him by P. Minnick., 1806, , Botetourt, VA. See discussion:
https://www.ancestry.com/boards/thread.aspx?mv=flat&m=18&p=surnames.fulwiler

11. Census in 1810 in , Botetourt, VA. 14 Name: Frederick Beaker [indexed as Fredk Beakes as handwritten r looks like s]
Home in 1810 Botetourt, Virginia
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1

12. No will is on file for Frederick Beher in Botetourt or Rockbridge counties but there is an Estate Settlement for Frederick Beeher filed by wife Catharine on 5 Feb 1815 in Rennicks Run, Botetourt, VA, USA. 15 Following his death in 1811 his estate settlement was administered by his widow Catharine and not settled until 5 Feb1815. We've attached an image of her accounting statement viewable in the Memories section of his record at FamilySearch: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/memories/LZDK-6XX
The first entry is dated 1811 Sept 7th when she "paid David Smith balance note due him ... 40:92" and "The Clerk Botetourt amt in fees... 14_99" and "The Clerk of the Gen. Court amt in fees... 36" and "The Sherriff of Botetourt amt in fees... 21".
On 20 Aug 1812 about 15 indivdiuals were paid amounts owed to them by the estate; none appear to be related family.


Frederick married Catherine Wintrode, daughter of Johann Jacob Winteroth Sr. and Anna Maria Barbara Mayer. (Catherine Wintrode was born circa 1768 in , Frederick, MD and died after 1830 in , , VA.)


Sources


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of November 17, 2005).

2 <i>Christ Reformed Church, Littlestown, Adams, Pennsylvania</i>.

3 <i>York County Courthouse, Pennsylvania</i>, Deed Book 2M-333.

4 <i>Adams County Church Records of the 18th Century</i> (Family Line Publications, Westminister, MD 21157. No year.), Page 79.

5 FamilySearch.org, <i>Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XRV2-JH7 father Frederick Beeher in marriage of John Fulwiler and Catharine Beeher, 13 Dec 1808; citing Botetourt Co., Virginia, reference 2:3VVQZRC; FHL microfilm 30,734.

6 <i>Adams County Church Records of the 18th Century</i> (Family Line Publications, Westminister, MD 21157. No year.), Page 77.

7 <i>Records of Mary Lou Mariner</i> (Frederick, MD).

8 William J. Hinke, <i>Church Record of The Conewago Or Christ Church Congregation Near Littlestown Adams County Pennsylvania 1747-1871</i> (Online https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2130818&from=fhd in FamilySearch.org Books), Page 24.

9 William J. Hinke, <i>Church Record of The Conewago Or Christ Church Congregation Near Littlestown Adams County Pennsylvania 1747-1871</i> (Online https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE2130818&from=fhd in FamilySearch.org Books), Page 20.

10 <i>Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801</i> (Ancestry.com. Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:
Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), PA > York > Germany Township, Beecher Henry, Beecher Frederick, Beecher John.

11 <i>1790 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Berwick/Cumberland Townships, Series: M637 Roll: 9 Page: 461.

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

13 <i>1800 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH55-G4W Frederick Beecher, Liberty, Frederick, Maryland, United States; citing p. 225.

14 <i>1810 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XH23-BF5 Fredk Beakes, Botetourt, Virginia, United States; citing p. 605.

15 <i>Botetourt County, Virginia Court</i>, Will Book C Page 50. Estate settlement of Frederick Beeher.



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