George Gulden
Sarah Elizabeth Diehl
John Beecher
Elizabeth Gulden
Adam Beecher


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1. Christina Barbara Bittinger

Adam Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

  • Born: 1850, , Adams, PA 5 14 15
  • Marriage (1): Christina Barbara Bittinger on 5 Jan 1873 in Arendtsville, Adams, PA 1 2
  • Died: 22 Dec 1892, Altoona, Blair, PA at age 42 5 7
  • Buried: 24 Dec 1892, Altoona: Fairview Cemetery, Blair, PA 5 7

  Burial Notes:

Buried in plot N 95 next to Samuel & Sarah A.M. Beecher.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Probate in 1856 in Mount Pleasant Twp., Adams, PA. 13 See Adam's grandfather, George Gulden, who in his 1856 will gave his grandson Adam Beacher $500 to be paid when Adam reached the age of twenty-one.

2. Census in 1860 in Tyrone Twp., Adams, PA. 14 The 1860 Census for Tyrone lists John Beacher, age 45, farmer, living with his wife, Hetty (age 37); and Adam (9). Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Newspaper: Hanover Herald, 18 Jan 1873, Hanover, York, PA. 1 Adam Beecher (Arendtsville) m.Jan 5 by Rev. M.Snyder to Gennie B. Bittinger (Arendtsville)

4. Census in 1880 in Logan Twp., Blair, PA. 16 Adam Beecher, carpenter, 29, was living with wife Christina, 32; Cora May, 6; and Emery C., 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Residence: in 1890 in Altoona, Blair, PA. Listed in Clark's Directory for the City of Altoona, 1890:
Beecher Adam, carpenter, owns home 44 Fourth Ave
Beecher James, laborer, home 1518 Twentieth Ave
Beecher William, laborer, rents house 1518 Twentieth Ave, Oakton
Beecher Anna J. Miss, dressmaker, boards 419 Seventh Ave
Beecher Samuel, laborer, rents house 419 Seventh Ave

6. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Death of Adam Beecher, 23 Dec 1892, Altoona, Blair, PA. 7 Adam Beecher died at 10 o'clock yesterday forenoon of pneumonia at his residence No. 44 Fourth avenue, after an illness of two weeks. He was aged 42 years. Beside his wife five children survive him -- Cora M., Emery C., Olive S., Edgar A., and John W. Beecher. The deceased was a carpenter by trade and had been a resident of this city for several years. He was a member of the First Lutheran church. The funeral services will be held in the First Lutheran church to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock after which interment will follow in Fairview. [Adams county papers please copy.]

7. Newspaper: Altoona Tribune: Funeral of Adam Beecher, 24 Dec 1892, Altoona, Blair, PA. 17 Funeral Notice. The members of Mountain City lodge No. 837, I. O. O. F., will meet at their hall on Saturday, 24th inst., at 1.30 sharp, to attend the funeral of our late brother, Adam Beecher. The members of Altoona, Verandan, Vandalia and Logan lodges and all visiting members of the order in the city are invited to meet with us. By order of noble grand. A. C. Lyttle, Sec'y.

Adam married Christina Barbara Bittinger, daughter of Andrew Jacob Bittinger Sr. and Anna Barbara Beamer, on 5 Jan 1873 in Arendtsville, Adams, PA.1 2 (Christina Barbara Bittinger was born on 8 Mar 1848 in Arendtsville, Adams, PA 2 15 18 19 20 21 22, christened on 4 Jun 1848 in Arendtsville: Arendtsville Union Church (Zion Lutheran and Trinity Reformed; Arents Church), Adams, PA,20 died on 23 Aug 1925 in Altoona, Blair, PA 2 19 23 24 and was buried on 26 Aug 1925 in Altoona: Fairview Cemetery, Blair, PA 2 19.)


1 <i>Hanover Herald Newspaper, Hanover, York County, Pennsylvania</i>, 18 Jan 1873.

2 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 25 Aug 1925, page 12. Obituary of Mrs. Christina Barbara Beecher.

3 <i>Records of Sharon Nickol Swope</i> (

4, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, Edgar A. Beecher and Bessie Gale Long, 1906.

5 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

6, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 109097. Edgar Andrew Beecher. Father Adam Beecher. Mother Christine Bittinger.

7 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 23 Dec 1892, page 1. Death of Adam Beecher.

8 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 13 Jan 1939, page 12. Obituary of Mrs. Olive Susan Long.

9 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 2 Jan 1943, page 10. Obituary of Edgar Andrew Beecher.

10, <i>Delaware Marriage Records, 1913-1954</i>, Emory C. Beecher and Susan W. McClure White.

11 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 16 Jul 1925, page 14. Obituary of John Wilmer Beecher.

12, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Edgar Andrew Beecher, SSN 716070543.

13 <i>Adams County, Pennsylvania Courthouse</i>, File 3360. Last Will and Testament of George Gulden late of Mt. Pleasant Township.

14 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Tyrone Township, Roll 1057 Book 1, Page 637.

15 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255103; National Archives Film T9-1103; Page 427A.

16 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Logan Township, Family History Library Film 1255103, NA Film Number T9-1103, Page 427A.

17 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 24 Dec 1892, page 4. Funeral of Adam Beecher.

18 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Blair County, Altoona, Series: T623 Roll: 1381 Page: 97.

19 <i>Find A Grave</i>,

20, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, Andrew Bittinger in entry for Christina Barbara Bittinger, 04 Jun 1848; Christening, FHL microfilm 824351.

21 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania > Adams > Menallen > image 3 of 35; citing NARA microfilm publication M432.

22 <i>Altoona Tribune (Altoona, PA)</i>, 12 Mar 1923, page 3.

23 Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 29 Aug - from Adams Co. card file.

24 Pennsylvania Department of Health, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Indices</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at .), Death Certificate 77631. Christine Beecher, d. 23 Aug 1925 in Altoona.

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