Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
(1796-1882)
Catherine Braun
(1802-Abt 1840)
Heinrich Guth
(1808-1836)
Elizabeth Lieberknecht
(1809-1890)
Paris Epler Beecher
(1825-1909)
Rebecca Guth
(1832-1895)
Keziah Alverta Beecher
(1855-1921)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. George Christian Henry Meinel

Keziah Alverta Beecher 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 14 Sep 1855, Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA 3 4 5 6 8
  • Marriage (1): George Christian Henry Meinel on 9 Jan 1887 in Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA 1 2
  • Died: 13 Jan 1921, York, York, PA at age 65 5 6 8
  • Buried: 16 Jan 1921, York: Greenmount Cemetery, York, PA 5 6 8

  Christening Notes:

Rev. John B. Clemson recorded in the records of Saint Johns Episcopal Church, Compass that he baptized several children of Jacob and Catherine Beecher at their home on March 10, 1829: Jacob Franklin born September 13, 1823; Pariz Epler born December 6th 1825, and Kezia Allwort born April 11 1828. Sponsors were the parents and grandmother Beecher.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA. 9 Parris E. Beecher, 35, tailor, is listed in the 1860 Census in Lower Windsor Township in York County with real estate valued at $0 and possessions worth $100. Living with him is Rebecca, 27; Ann Aliza, 7; daughter Jesiah, 4; John Henry, 2; and Sarah, 7 months in July 1860 when the census was recorded. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

Living next door is William Beecher, age 24 (might be 27, handwriting uncertain), occupation blacksmith. His possessions are worth $30. With him is Lydia, 21; Jacob Franklin, 6; Parris Elphnor, 4; and Mary Jane, 7 months in July 1860 when the census was recorded. For all the nearest post office is Chanceford.

2. Census in 1870 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA. 10 Parris Beecker [as indexed in census], 45, farm laborer, was living with wife Rebecca, 36; Annie, 19; Kesiah, 14; John, 12; Sarah, 10; Charles, 8; Elise, 6; and Howard, 4. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1880 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA. 4 Paris Beecher, tailor, 54, was living with wife Rebecca, 47; daughter Keziah, 24; Howard, 12; Allen, 9; and Jacob, 5. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Emmanuel United Methodist Church: Seven Valley Class members include Keziah Beecher (Meinel) on 21 Oct 1884 in Glen Rock, York, PA. 11

5. Census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 12 The 1900 census recorded renting a home at 30 S. Water St: Henry Minel, repair shop, 41, born Dec 1859, living with wife Kesiah, 45, sep 1855; Carrie, 11, Jan 1889; Annie, 9, Jan 1891; and Charles, 7, Sep 1893. Henry was born in Connecticut and his parents in Germany. Kesiah, her parents, and all children were born in Pennsylvania. Kesiah and Henry were married for 14 years and she had birthed 6 children, 3 alive in 1900.

6. Cause of Death: acute dilatation of heart following chroma vulvater heart, chronic Brigt's disease, 13 Jan 1921, York, York, PA. 5

7. Residence: 51 S Newberry St., York, Pa. On 13 Jan 1921 in York, York, PA. 5

8. Obituary: Obituary of Mrs. Keziah A. Meinel on 14 Jan 1921 in York, York, PA. 6 Mrs. Keziah A. Meinel, sixty-five years old, wife of H. G. Meinel, 51 South Newberry street, died at the York hospital at 6:50 o'clock yesterday morning. Death was the result of a complication of diseases following a lingering illness. Mrs. Meinel was rumoved to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. Her husband, who yesterday was reported to be in a critical condition as a result of several strokes of apoplexy suffered in a fall, was taken to that institution at the same time. Mrs. Meinel leaves her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Brillhart, of York, and Mrs. Annie Rhoads, of Reading, and a stepson, C. H. Meinel, or Williamsport. She also leaves four brothers: John H. Beecher and T. H. Beecher, both of York, and Jacob Beecher and C. C. Beecher, of Wrightsville. The body was removed from the hospital to the home by Untertakers L. A. Shive and Sons, from which place the funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon. Rev. C. C. Bailey, pastor of Christ's United Evangelical church, will be the officiating clergyman. Interment will be made in Greenmount cemetery.


Keziah married George Christian Henry Meinel on 9 Jan 1887 in Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA.1 2 (George Christian Henry Meinel was born on 25 Dec 1859 in Hartford, Hartford, CT,13 14 15 died on 22 Jan 1921 in York, York, PA 13 14 15 and was buried on 25 Jan 1921 in York: Greenmount Cemetery, York, PA 13 14 15.)


Sources


1 Marriage License, D 41.

2 <i>Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Glen Rock, York, Pennsylvania.

3 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1201 Page: 502.

4 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Family History Library Film 1255207, NA Film Number T9-1207 Page 501D.

5 Ancestry.com, <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.), Certificate 11181. Keziah A. Meinel. Father Paris C. Beecher. Mother Rebeca Good.

6 <i>York County History Center</i> (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403 https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/), Newspaper obituary for Mrs. Keziah A. Meinel dated 14 Jan 1921, name of newspaper for clipping not cited, found in library's Beecher surname file.

7 Ancestry.com, <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.), Certificate 13181. Carrie Brillhart. Father Harry Meinel. Mother Keziah Beecher. Informant: Frank Brillhart.

8 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=88883514.

9 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1201 Pages: 502-503.

10 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1469 Page: 25.

11 <i>Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985</i> (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 301. Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Glen Rock, PA.

12 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M3H4-TVN Henry Minel, York city Ward 4, York, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 190, sheet 5A, family 105.

13 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=88883505.

14 Ancestry.com, <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.), Certificate 11204. Harry G. Meinel.

15 Ancestry.com, <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.), Certificate 11204. Harry G. Meinel, parents not known. Widower. Informant C. H. Meinel.



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