George Leonard
(Abt 1750-)
Anna Walker
George Leaf
(1777-1823)
Elizabeth Leonard
(1780-1824)
Elizabeth Leaf
(1822-1844)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Daniel Herr Beecher

Elizabeth Leaf 1 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 1822, Pottsgrove Twp., Montgomery, PA 3
  • Marriage (1): Daniel Herr Beecher on 17 Mar 1842 in Pottstown: Christ Episcopal Church, Montgomery, PA 1 2
  • Died: 1844, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA at age 22 4 6 7
  • Buried: Pottstown: Edgewood Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 6

   Another name for Elizabeth was Elisabeth Leaf.2

   FamilySearch ID: KCN6-YSZ.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Newspaper: Der Liberale Beobachter: --durch den Ehrw. Hrn. E. Burker, am 17. Dieses, Hr. Daniel H. Beecher mit Miss Elisabeth Leaf, beide von Pottstaun, M. Co., 29 Mar 1842, Reading, Berks, PA. 2 Translation:
Married
-- by the honorable E. Burker, on the 17th of this month, Mr. Daniel H. Beecher with Miss Elisabeth Leaf, both of Pottstown, Montgomery County.

2. Court: Elizabeth and Daniel Beecher appeared in Court of Common Pleas in Norristown regarding the Leaf's Estate, suit brought by Samuel Ovenshine. On 20 Jan 1843 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Daily Pennsylvanian newspaper, 20 Jan 1843, page 3:

NOTICE IN PARTITION.
Montgomery County ss.,
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the Sheriff of Montgomery County,

GREETING: We command you that you summon Frederick S. Leaf, Thomas Boyd and Mary his wife, late Mary Leaf; William Leaf, Harlan Leaf, Edmund Leaf, and Daniel H. Beecher and Elizabeth his wife, late Elizabeth Leaf; also, George Leaf, Mary Leaf, Anna Leaf, Amelia Leaf, Richard Leaf, deceased; and Hrny Potts, executor, &c. of Julia Leaf, deceased, (defendants) of your county, so that they be and appear before our County Court of Common Pleas, there to be holden at Norristown, in and for said county, on the TWENTIETH day of February next, to answer Samuel Ovenshine, (plaintiff) of a plea, wherefore, whereas, the said plaintiff and the said defendants together and undivided do hold a certain suage, tenement and lot of land, situate in the borough of Pottstown, in the county of Montgomery aforesaid, bounded by lands of Theodore Skean, Isaac Smith and others, being one town lot in the general plan of said borough, No. They the said defendants partition thereof between them according to the laws and customs of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to be made, do gainsay, and the same to be done, do not permit, very unjustly and contrary to the same laws and customs, &c.
Witness the Honorable Thomas Burnside, Esquire, President of our said Court, at Norristown aforesaid, the 22nd day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-three.
James B. Evans, for Prothonotary.
The defendants named in the above write will please take notice of the same.
JACOZB SPANG, Sheriff.

3. Book: Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, 1904. 8
Rev. Edmund Leaf, D. D., was a native of Pottstown, where he was born in 1818. He died at Birdsboro, in Berks county, Pennsylvania, in 1890. He was a rector of St. Gabriel's Episcopal church at Douglassville from 1844 to 1876. His father, George Leaf, was a pioneer merchant of Pottstown, and died there in 1823. His children: George, Thomas, William, Harlan, Edmund, Mary, Anna, Julia, Elizabeth. Mary married Thomas Boyd. Elizabeth married Daniel H. Beecher, for many years a prominent merchant of Pottstown. Edmund was the last survivor of the family.


Elizabeth married Daniel Herr Beecher, son of William Beecher and Elisabeth M. Herr, on 17 Mar 1842 in Pottstown: Christ Episcopal Church, Montgomery, PA.1 2 (Daniel Herr Beecher was born on 29 Mar 1818 in Hagerstown, Washington, MD 3 9 10 11 12, christened in Hagerstown: Zion Reformed Church, Washington, MD,9 died on 21 Jan 1892 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 10 11 13 14 and was buried in Pottstown: Edgewood Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 10 11.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, Montgomery > Pottstown > Episcopal > Christ Episcopal. Church record page 196, online image 37.

2 Der Liberale Beobachter und Berks, Montgomery und Schuylkill Caunties Allgemeine Anzeiger (Reading, Pennsylvania) ∑ (Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania.), 29 Mar 1842, page 3. Marriage of Daniel H. Beecher and Elisabeth Leaf.

3 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottsville, Series: M653 Roll: 1144 Page: 796.

4 James, Isabella; Potts, Thomas, Memorial of Thomas Potts, junior, who settled in Pennsylvania (Cambridge Mass., University Press, 1874. Online free on Google Books http://books.google.com/books?id=UScAAAAAQAAJ), Page 278-279.

5 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: 30827. Lyman Beecher d. 22 Feb 1919 Philadelphia.

6 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=153166749.

7 Roberts, Ellwood, Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania : containing genealogical records of representative families, including many of early settlers and biographical sketches of prominent citizens (New York: T.S. Benham. 1904, 1329 pgs), Page 295.

8 Roberts, Ellwood, Biographical Annals of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania : containing genealogical records of representative families, including many of early settlers and biographical sketches of prominent citizens (New York: T.S. Benham. 1904, 1329 pgs), Page 295. Online at http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/pa/montgomery/bios/robertsannals/roberts212.txt.

9 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of December 17, 2005), Batch #: C507751, Sheet #: 00, Source Call #: 0014145, Printout Call #: 1002748, Dates: 1807 - 1849.

10 Billion Graves (http://www.BillionGraves.com), http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/DanielHBeecher/2479312.

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=140728794.

12 Maryland, Births and Christenings, 1650-1995 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4ZT-SWL Daniel Bucher, 29 Mar 1818, Zion Reformed Church, Hagerstown, MD. Father William Bucher, Elizabeth.

13 New York Times (New York, New York. Some articles online at http://query.nytimes.com/), January 22, 1892, page 4, obituary of Daniel H. Beecher.

14 Philadelphia Times (Philadelphia, PA), 22 Jan 1892, page 5.



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