Peter Beecher Sr.
(Abt 1790-After 1850)
Catherine Cashman
(Abt 1792-1855)
John Altland
(1778-1853)
Elizabeth Dierdorff
(1786-1853)
Peter Beecher Jr.
(1822-1873)
Catharine Altland
(1817-1891)
Sarah Elizabeth Beecher
(1855-1882)

 

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Sarah Elizabeth Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: 15 Aug 1855, Rye Twp., Perry, PA 2 4 5
  • Died: 23 Oct 1882, , Cumberland, PA at age 27 2 5
  • Buried: Carlisle: Salem Stone Church Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 2

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Rye Twp., Perry, PA. 6 Peter Beecher, farmer, 38, was with wife Catharine, 40; Ellen A. 11; Mary, 9; David, 6; Sarah, 5; Jonathan, 3; and Anna, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. His real estate was worth $1,600 and personal estate $211.

2. Census in 1870 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA. 7 Peter Beecher, farmer, 49, was living with wife Catharine, 52; Mary A., 17; David, 15; John, 11; Sarah, 10; Annie, 9; Jane, 7; and Jesse, 4. Peter's farm was valued at $13,000 and possessions $1,000. The post office was Blosserville, PA.

3. Census in 1880 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA. 4 Catherine Beecher, age 60, is living as a widow with her two daughters: Sarah E., 22; and Laura J., 18. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.


Sources


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

2 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51001338.

3 <i>Adams County Historical Society</i> (Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.
PO Box 4325, Gettysburg, PA 17325

http://www.emmitsburg.net/achs/), Beecher surname folder, page from bible of Elenora Amanda Beecher, daughter of Peter Beecher and Catharine Altland.

4 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255122; National Archives Film T9-1122; Page 307D.

5 McElwain, Wilbur J, <i>Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, cemetery records collected by Jeremiah Zeamer</i> (Heritage Books, 1994. Pages: xi, 266 p. ISBN: 0788400754), Page 36.

6 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Perry County, Rye Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1150 Page: 721.

7 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Frankford Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1332 Page: 72.



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