Emanuel Becher
Elener Chesney
Alexander Shaw
Mary Ann Renfrew
Isaac Beecher
Mary Amanda Shaw
John William Beecher
(Abt 1827-)


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John William Beecher 1

  • Born: Abt 1827, , , PA 1
  • Marriage (1): Mary
  • Died: , , OH

   Another name for John was John William Becher.

   FamilySearch ID: L4TW-8QC.

  General Notes:

It appears that John's children in the 1880 Census are in Red Bluff, Tehoma County, California living with their uncle, Gus Beecher (G. W. Beecher). Must confirm if the children (John W., Charles, and Fannie (Anne?)) there are the same, but since we cannot find their father in any later census, nor the children in Ohio, it appears their father and/or mother died between 1870 and 1880. More research is needed on this.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1840 in Tuscawarus Twp., Stark County, OH. 2 In 1840 the household of Isaac Beeker [Beecher] had:

Males (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 son Anthony Robert
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 son Alexander Washington
10-14 (1826-1830) = 1 son John William
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 father Isaac
Females (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 daughter Nellie
10-14 (1826-1830) = 1 daughter Mary Amanda
20-29 (1811-1820) = 1 wife Mary Amanda
70-79 (1761-1770) = 1 mother or mother-in-law.

2. Census in 1850 in Toledo, Lucas, OH. 3 John W. Beecher, carpenter, 22, was living with wife Elizabeth, 25, and Hannah Fletcher, 8. [Perhaps Elizabeth's daughter by first marriage?] John was born in Pennsylvania, the others in Ohio.

3. Census in 1860 in Toledo, Lucas, OH. 4 The 1860 census recorded John Beacher, city marshall, 32, born in Pennsylvania, living with wife Mary, 33, born in Ireland; Peter, 12, born in Michigan; and born in Ohio John, 3; and Charles, 2.

4. Occupation: City Marshall from 1860 to 1861 in Toledo, Lucas, OH. 5 In 1852 a need seems to have arisen for Police facilities beyond those then supplied. To meet such demand, the City Council, May 13th, passed an ordinance " for the establishment of a Volunteer Police within the City." It was provided that as soon as 10 and not more than 50 residents of Toledo should volunteer their services for police duty, they were authorized to organize a Company; choose from their number a Captain and a Heutenant, for one year; that such members when in service should be invested with full police powers, as then conferred upon the City Marshal ; and that the officers and members should at all times hold themselves in readiness, " by day and by night, to protect the City and the inhabitants thereof' against injuries by thieves, robbers, burglars and other persons violating the public peace, and for the suppression of riots land other disorderly conduct," & c., the City Council being at all times at liberty to dismiss any member or to disband the Company.
No organization was effected under this ordinance until July, 1852, when 14 persons had been enrolled for such purpose, viz.: Gen. Joseph W. Brown, Col. C. B. Phillips, Joel W. Kelsey, Robert H. Bell, Peter F. Berdan, John R. Bond, Win. Kraus, Andrew Shurtz, I. N. Hathaway, Henry Ketcham, I. R. Nelson, Jacob Landman, W. W. Howe, Egbert B. Brown.
This volunteer force, temporary in its nature and design, did not continue long, nor did it constitute a very effective force, beyond the moral support to the local government which its members brought.
The City Marshals under the form of government established in 1837, were as follows
1837-38-Calvin Comstock.
1839-40- O. W. Whitmore.
1841-John Goettell.
1842-Chas. L. Mattison.
1843-44-Thomas D. Thomas.
1845-0. W. Whitmore.
1846-48-Henry D. Kingsbury.
1849-Charles L. Mattison.
1850-W. F. Pregizer.
1851-52-Gideon W. Weed.
1853-55-Stephen J. Springer.
1856-Barney Mahon.
1857-Stephen S. Kingsley.
1858-59-Michael Carney.
1860-61-.John W. Beecher.

5. John served in the military on 21 Aug 1861. 6 Beecher, John W., private, age 33, enlisted Aug. 21,1861, Promoted 2d Lieutenant, Jan. 1863, Company C. 14th Regiment Ohio Volunteers.

6. Census in 1870 in Toledo, Lucas, OH. 1 John William Beecher, policeman, 43, was living with wife Mary, 45; John, 13; Charles, 11; and Ann, 9. John William was born in Pennsylvania, his wife in Ireland, and the children in Ohio.

John married Mary. (Mary was born about 1825 in , , , IRL 1.)


1 1870 United States Census, Ohio, Lucas County, Toledo Ward 4, Series: M593 Roll: 1237 Page: 328.

2 1840 United States Census, Ohio, Stark County, Tuscarawas Township, Series: M704 Roll: 427 Page: 140.

3 1850 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXQ2-NH5 Ohio, Lucas County, Toledo, Film number: 444699 Image number: 00107 Reference number: 9 Dwelling: 697 Household id: 719.

4 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MCG7-CX6 John Beacher, 1860 Ohio, Toledo Ward 2, Household ID 1333.

5 Waggoner, Clark, History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio (1888. Munsell & Co., New York.), Page 837.

6 Waggoner, Clark, History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio (1888. Munsell & Co., New York.), Page 134.

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