John Beecher
Elizabeth Gulden
Andrew Jacob Bittinger Sr.
Anna Barbara Beamer
Adam Beecher
Christina Barbara Bittinger
John Wilmer Beecher


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John Wilmer Beecher 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 14 Jul 1886, Altoona, Blair, PA 2 3 4 5
  • Marriage (1): Pauline
  • Died: 15 Jul 1925, Altoona, Blair, PA at age 39 3 4 5
  • Buried: 18 Jul 1925, Altoona: Fairview Cemetery, Blair, PA 3 5

   Another name for John was John Wilmor Beecher.5 6

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 2 Owning the home at 200 E Fourth Avenue was Christina Beecher, 51, born Mar 1849. Christina had birthed 6 children, four stil alive, all living with her: Emory, carpenter, 21, Dec 1878; Olive, 19, Oct 1880; Edgar, laborer, 17, Jan 1883; and Wilmer, 13, Jul 1886. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1910 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 6 The 1910 census recorded at 200 E. Fourth Avenue: Christina B. Beecher, widow, 62, living with daughter Olive S. Beecher, dressmaker, 28, and son John W. Beecher, printer, 23. Christina had birthed 6 children by 1910, 4 still alive then. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1920 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 7 The 1920 census recorded at 200 E. Fourth Avenue: Christinia Beecher, 71, living with daughter Olive, store clerk, single, 38, and son William [Wilmer], steam crain operator, single, 38. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Cause of Death: John died at Mercy Hospital from Addison's disease, 15 Jul 1925, Altoona, Blair, PA. 5

5. Residence: 200 E. 4Th Ave, Altoona, Pa. On 15 Jul 1925 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 5

6. Obituary: Altoona Tribune: obituary of John Wilmer Beecher on 16 Jul 1925 in Altoona, Blair, PA. 3 John Wilmer Beecher of 200 East Fourth avenue died at 3:15 o'clock yesterday morning at the Mercy hospital. Death was attributed to a nervous breakdown from which he suffered for the past year. The decased was a native of this city, and was born July 14, 1886, the son of Adam (deceased) and Christine Beecher. Surviving are his mother, his wife, Mrs. Pauline Beecher, and one daughter. Two brothers, Emory and Edgar Beecher, both of the city, and a sister, Miss Olive, at home, also survive. He was employed as a crane director in the Twelfth street wheel shop. He was a member of the Bethany Lutheran church and the P. R. R. Relief association. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home. Interment will be made in Fairview cemetery.

John married Pauline.


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

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

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

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

5, <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 68616. John W. Beecher. Father Adam Beecher. Mother Estena Bittringer.

6 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Year: 1910; Census Place: Altoona Ward 10, Blair, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1317; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0057; FHL microfilm: 1375330.

7 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: Altoona Ward 10, Blair, Pennsylvania. Enumeration District: 0074; Description: Altoona City, Ward 10 (part) bounded by Ward line, City limits, 4th Ave, 3rd, 3rd extd.

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