Peter Beecher Sr.
(Abt 1790-Aft 1850)
Catherine Cashman
(Abt 1792-1855)
John George Swigert
(1788-1862)
Mary Shugart
(1791-1828)
Jonathan Cashman Beecher
(1818-1895)
Catharine Swigert
(1820-1886)
George T. Beecher
(1843-1917)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Mary Jane Kindig

George T. Beecher 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 3 Dec 1843, , Cumberland, PA 5 9 10 11 12 13
  • Marriage (1): Mary Jane Kindig on 28 Aug 1890 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 1 2 3
  • Died: 17 Nov 1917, North Middleton Twp., Cumberland, PA at age 73 9 13 14
  • Buried: 20 Nov 1917, Carlisle: Salem Stone Church Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 13

   Another name for George was George T. Bucher.10

   FamilySearch ID: 9VH8-59C.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Frankford Twp., Cumberland, PA. 5 Jonathan Beecher, manufacturer, 31, was living with wife Catharine, 28; George F., 7; and Mary J., 3. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1860 in North Middleton Twp., Cumberland, PA. 11 J. C. Beecher [handwriting could be Bucher] was a tavern keeper, age 41, living with Catharine, 39; Grorge [George], 16, barkeeper; Mary, 12; and daughter Hirametta, 9. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. His real estate was worth $1,200. The post office was Carlisle, PA. The next name is George Swigert, occupation "gentleman", 71, who is Catherine's father, followed by his son William F. Swigert, 57, farmer, and his family: Eve, 40; son Samuel, 19; Henry, 14; Augustus, 10; and Catharine, 8.

3. Census in 1870 in North Middleton Twp., Cumberland, PA. 10 J. C. Bucher [might be Beecher], occupation "keeping hotel", age 52, was living with wife Catharine, 49; George T., tinner, 26; Mary J., 23; and daughter Hymate [?], 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.
J. C.'s real estate was worth $5,000, his possessions $300. The post office was Blosserville, PA.

4. Census in 1880 in North Middleton Twp., Cumberland, PA. 7 J. C. Beecher, retired hotel keeper, 62, was living with wife Catharine, 60; George T. Beecher, tinner, 34; and Henrietta Baker, servant, 13. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. They were married in the German Reformed Church in Carlisle. On 28 Aug 1890 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 15

6. Census in 1900 in North Middleton Twp., Cumberland, PA. 12 George Beecher, farmer, 56, born Dec 1843, was married for 8 years to wife Mary, 35, Jun 1864. She had no children born by 1900. Living with them is brother-in-law Benjamin Kendig, 58, May 1842. George's birthplace is "Mexico" of parents from Pennsylvania. Mary and Benjamin and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Newspaper: Valley Times-Star: Caprivi. Mr. Kendig is visiting his brother-in-law, G. T. Beecher, and he is improving in health very much., 27 Nov 1902, Newville, Cumberland, PA. 16

8. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: George T. Beecher Arrested, 13 Mar 1907, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 17 Constable Levi Mountz, of North Middleton, arrested George T. Beecher, a farmer of that township, charged with starving his stock on the farm. It is alleged that Beecher starved a horse to death, and a cow and two heifers are now starving, because he gives them insufficent food. Justice Hughes held Beecher in the sum of $300 for a hearing to-day.

9. Newspaper: The Sentinel: George T. Beecher, Unable to Secure Bail, Goes To Jail, 13 Mar 1907, Carlisle, Cumberland, PA. 18 -----
HELD FOR COURT.
GEORGE T. BEECHER, UNABLE TO SECURE BAIL, GOES TO JAIL. Charged With Starving His Cattle - His Side of the Case.
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George T. Beecher, of North Middlelon township, was given a hearing this morning on the charge of cruelty to animals, it being alleged in an information made by Constable Mountz that he starved a horse to death and that three head of cattle were suffering from lack of sufficient food.
Mountz was the first witness. He testified that when he went to Beecher's place he found the cow in bad condition; also one of the heifers. The testimony of Saml Shugars, Saml Dick Mr. Baughman, Wm Addams, Amos Cornman, Harvey Dick and Oliver Cornman tended to show that there was not sufficient food for the beasts at any time in the Beecher stable. That he had no feed box, rack, nor manger, and nothing worthy the name of a stall. They believed the horse died of starvation, and that the skeleton-like condition of two of the cattle was due to insufficient food. Beecher tried to buy food for them from several of the witnesses but in some instances was unable to obtain it. Beecher'a neighbors testified that his place is plenty large enough to yield sufficient feed for at least two animals, but he was not disposed to work. Amos Cornman's testimony was to the effect that on March first, Beecher came to him and asked him for assistance, saying he was badly in need of feed. Mr. Cornman gave him three sheaves of fodder. A number of the witnesses saw the horse referred to, and some thought that in its struggles for feed it fell in such a manner as to cause its death.

MR. BEECHER'S STORY.

The defendant, Mr. Beecher, stated on oath that he is a poor man, that his horse evidently died of colic as it was subject to attacks of it. He said that he made every effort to get feed and that none of his stock ever missed one meal. He swore that they never suffered from the lack of food. Mr. Beecher said that he could not feed as could a rich farmer who had plenty, but that he did the best he could. He said be was not guilty of the crime charged. Moreover, he stated that the stock did not belong to him, but to his wife. Justice Hughes ordered him to make some disposition of the stock at once, and held him in $500 bail for court. He was unable to furnish it and was committed to jail.

10. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: George T. Beecher Held for Trial, 14 Mar 1907, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 19 George Beecher, of North Middleton township, was given a hearing before Justice Hughes yesterday and failing to secure a bond for $500 was commited to jail for trial in May. Beecher is charged with cruelty to animals by starving his stock, from which some died.

11. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: George T. Beecher Enters Bond, 16 Mar 1907, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 20 George T. Beecher, the farmer charged with starving a lot of his stock, has been released from jail, after entering a bond in the sum of $500. The bondsmen are A. L. Bierbower and J. H. Minnich.

12. Cause of Death: Cancer of face, 17 Nov 1917, North Middleton Twp., Cumberland, PA. 13

13. Occupation: tin smith on 17 Nov 1917. 13


George married Mary Jane Kindig, daughter of Martin Kindig and Mary Anna Landis, on 28 Aug 1890 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA.1 2 3 (Mary Jane Kindig was born on 25 Jun 1858 in West Manheim Twp., York, PA,8 21 22 died on 2 May 1928 in Hanover, York, PA 8 21 22 and was buried on 4 May 1928 in Union Twp.: Hostetter's Meeting House Cemetery, Adams, PA 8 21 22.)


Sources


1 The Adams Sentinel (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania, Sept 2, 1890.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFW8-SYG Catharine Beecher in entry for G. T. Beecher and Marie Jane Kendig, 28 Aug 1890; citing Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 21006.

3 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 3 Sep 1940, page 4.

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

5 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Frankford Township, Series: M432 Roll: 772 Page: 82.

6 Shull, William F., The Lineage of Christian Kersheman 1774-1893 (1893. Original copy in possession of Arthur Weaner, 145 Weaner Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325-8118.).

7 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, North Middleton Township, Family History Library Film 1255122, NA Film Number T9-1122, Page 184A.

8 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 4 May 1928, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Mary Kindig Beecher.

9 Research of Marcia S. Wilson, great grandaughter of Mary Jane Beecher Gibson (http://marciasandmeyerwilson.com and emails from Macia S. Wilson).

10 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, North Middleton Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1332 Page: 237.

11 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, North Middleton Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1102 Page: 587.

12 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, North Middleton Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1401 Page: 107.

13 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate Number: 116681. George T. Beacher.

14 Carlisle Daily Sentinel (Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania), Nov 19, 1917.

15 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 276. Cumberland > Carlisle > German Reformed Church, online image 163.

16 The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA), 27 Nov 1902, page 8.

17 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 13 Mar 1907, page 9.

18 The Sentinel (Carlisle, PA) (www.cumberlink.com), 13 Mar 1907, page 6.

19 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 14 Mar 1907, page 7.

20 Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, PA), 16 Mar 1907, page 3.

21 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=37128144.

22 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 51672. Mary Kindig Beecher. Father Martin Kindig. Mother Mary Landis. Spouse George Beecher.



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