Peter Beecher Sr.
(Abt 1790-After 1850)
Catherine Cashman
(Abt 1792-1855)
John Beecher
(Abt 1811-1855)
Lydia Leeper
(1817-1850)
Cornelius Christian Beecher
(1845-1920)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Emma Margaret Long

Cornelius Christian Beecher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

  • Born: 5 Feb 1845, , Adams, PA 3 5 14 15
  • Marriage (1): Emma Margaret Long
  • Died: 2 Feb 1920, Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA at age 74 5 11 15 16
  • Buried: 7 Feb 1920, Gettysburg: Evergreen Cemetery, Adams, PA 5 15 17

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1850 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 14 John Bucher, laborer, 39, was living with daughter Lucy A., 13; David, 11; Cornelius, 9; Lydia, 6; John, 3; and William 1. His real estate was worth $200. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1850 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 1 18 Peter Beecher, laborer, age 60, was living with Catherine, 58; Joseph, laborer, 22; Elizabeth, 23; Ann M., 18; son Sam, 15; Mary C., 1 and a twin? William, 1.

Peter has no real estate value, suggesting he was living on land owned by the previous neighbor, Eve Rife, age 57, apparently a widower living with Jonas Oner[?], 21; Elenora Figley, 21; and Cornelius Beecher, laborer, 9 [there is a 6 before the 9 but with it appears to be crossed out.] Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1860 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 19 Cornelius Beecher, 18, was an apprentice to blacksmith to Samuel H. Foulk, 53, and was living with Samuel's family: wife Emma, 54; David Z., 9; Anna M. L., 7; Alice J., 4; and Samuel, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania, except the elder Samuel in Ohio.

4. Cornelius Beecher filed claim and later was paid $62.50 by PA for horses, cattle, sheep, crops and food stolen by Rebel soldiers during the Jul 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. On 11 Nov 1868 in , Adams, PA. 20 Date of Application: 11 Nov 1868
Date of Appearance: 20 Oct 1871
No. of Claim: 3417
Name of Applicant: Cornelius Beecher
Address: Township: Straban
Address: Post Office: Gettysburg
General Fund: Original Claim: 62.50
Sinking Fund: Toal Award: 62.50
Award: Personal Estate: 60.00
Award: Real Estate: 0.00
Award: Total: 60.00

5. Census in 1870 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 21 The 1870 census recorded Corneille Beecher [index mistake], farmer, 26, living with wife Emma, 23; daughter Mary Ann, 3; and Sarah E. 1 year; and Lizzie R., 2 months old, born in April. Also in the home was Lydia Cashman, 50; and brother David Beecher, farmer, 33. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Gettysburg.

6. Census in 1880 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 1 Carnelius Beecher, 37, farm laborer, was living with wife Emma, 33; Mary, 13: Ella, 11; Lizzie, 9; Nettie, 7; and Minnie, 1. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Newspaper: Star & Sentinel, 1 Feb 1898, Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 22 Candidate for Supervisor of Cumberland Twp. Cornelius Beecher d. (Democrat)

8. Census in 1900 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 3 Cornelius Beecher, farmer, 55, born Feb 1845, widowed, was living with son Harry, at school, 13, born Dec 1886. Also with them is boarder H. Margaret Miller, house keeper, 45, born Feb 1855, widowed. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

9. Census in 1910 in Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA. 23 Cornelius Beecher [indexed in census as Beecker], 65, widowed, is living at 150 Emmittsburg Rd. He is a farm laborer. In his household is Hannah Miller, widowed, 53. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

10. Cause of Death: apoplexy (cerebral hemorrhage), 2 Feb 1920, Cumberland Twp., Adams, PA.

11. Newspaper: Gettysburg Times: "The funeral of Cornelius Beecher, of Greenmount, which was to have been held this morning, has been postponed until Saturday morning at 10:00 o'clock.", 5 Feb 1920, Gettysburg, Adams, PA.

12. Obituary: New Oxford Item: obituary of Cornelius Beecher on 5 Feb 1920 in New Oxford, Adams, PA. 24 Cornelius Beecher, aged 75, died at his home near Greenmount Monday morning. He was a life long resident of Adams county and spent the majority of his life in the Greenmount section. Five children survive him, including Mrs. Powers Pittenturf and Mrs. John Bowers, of Gettysburg.

13. Obituary: Gettysburg Compiler on 7 Feb 1920 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 11 Cornelius Beecher died at his home near Greenmount on Monday at the age of 75 years. He was a life-long resident of Adams county and spent the majority of his life in the Greemount section. Five children survive him, Mrs. Powers Pittenturf and Mrs. John Bowers, of Gettysburg; Mrs. David Sentz of Harney, Md.; Mrs John Adams, of Rome, N. Y., and Harry Beecher, of Detroit, Mich.

14. Gettysburg Times:Notice of Estate Sale for Cornelius C. Beecher on 3 Apr 1920 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. Administratrix's Public Sale of Valuable Personal Property on Friday, April 9th, 1920.
The undersigned administratix of the estate of Cornelius C. Beecher, late of Cumberland Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, deceased, will offer at public sale at the late residence of Cornelius C. Beecher, along the Emmitsburg Road, about four miles south of Gettysburg, the following valuable personal property:
FARM STOCK AND MACHINERY
Horse, two buggies, one a falling top; one horse wagon; two horse plow; two horse spring wagon; shovel plow; corn forks; good saddle; several sets of harness; hay; corn fodder; straw; lots of good lumber; oak plans; oak boards; lot of corn by the bushel and chickens by the pound.
HOUSEHOLD GOODS
Beds; bedding; old-fashioned bureau safe; chests; trun; corner cupboard; organ; half dozen cane seated chairs; lot of plan bottom chairs; tables; cook stove; ten plate stove; lot of home-made and ingrain carpet; stone crocks; jars; iron kettle; copper kettle; wash tubs; lot of pots; pans and kettles; dishes and other articles too numerous to mention.
Sale will commence promptly at one o'clock P. M., when terms and conditions of sale will be made known by the undersigned.
MARY A. PITTENTURF
Admistratix of Cornelius C. Beecher, deceased.
Spangler, auctioneer.
Duboraw, clerk.
J. Donald Swope, Esq., Attorney for estate.


Cornelius married Emma Margaret Long, daughter of Edward Long and Mary Ann Beacaw. (Emma Margaret Long was born on 14 Apr 1847 in York Springs, Adams, PA 1 25 26, christened on 6 May 1848 in York Springs: Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Adams, PA,25 26 died on 27 Apr 1897 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA 27 and was buried in Gettysburg: Evergreen Cemetery, Adams, PA 27.)


Sources


1 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cumberland Township, Family History Library Film 1255085, NA Film Number T9-1085, Page Number 158A.

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

3 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cumberland Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1354 Page: 109.

4 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 16 Dec 1937, Page 1. Obituary of Mrs. Nettie Louise Sentz (nee Beecher).

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 16317. Cornelius C. Beecher. Father John Beecher, mother ? Leeper.

6 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZV-Q82 David P Sentz and Nettie Beecher, 06 Dec 1888; citing , Adams, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 20645.

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.), Death Certificate 92629. Lizzie Rebecca Bowers. Father Cornelius Beecher. Mother Emma Long.

8 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KMZV-C1C John L Bowers and Elizabeth R Beecher, 1893.

9 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.), Death Certificate 112822. Nettie Louise Sentz. Father Cornelius Beecher. Mother not listed. Spouse David P. Sentz.

10 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.), Death Certificate 54959. Mary A. Pittenturf. Father Cornelius Beecher. Mother Emma Leno.

11 <i>Gettysburg Compiler</i> (Gettysburg, Adams, Pennsylvania.), 7 Feb 1920, page 1. Obituary of Cornelius Beecher.

12 Ancestry.com, <i>U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007</i> (Original data: Social Security Applications and Claims, 1936-2007.), Minnie Gertrude Adams, SSN 091168872.

13 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 5 Jul 1954, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. Mary Pittenturf.

14 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cumberland Township, Series: M432 Roll: 743 Page: 119.

15 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26793713.

16 Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, Feb 7 - from Adams Co. card file.

17 <i>Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA)</i>, 5 Feb 1920, page 1. Funerla of Cornelius Beecher postponed.

18 <i>1850 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, Series: M432 Roll: 743 Page: 160.

19 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Gettysburg, Series: M653 Roll: 1057 Page: 210.

20 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Civil War Border Claims, 1868-1879</i> (Original data: Record Groups. Records Relating to Civil War Border Claims. Records of the Department of the Auditor General, Record Group 2. Pennsylvania State Archives, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Cornelius Beecher.

21 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZLM-RRL Corneille Beecher, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 13, family 75, NARA microfilm publication M593, FHL microfilm 552788.

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

23 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Cumberland Township, Series: T624 Roll: 1292 Page: 60.

24 <i>New Oxford Item</i> (Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania), 5 Feb 1920, page 11. Obituary of Cornelius Beecher.

25 FamilySearch.org, <i>Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950</i>, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V2NS-J62 Emma Margt. Long, 06 May 1848; Christening.

26 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013</i>, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Collection Name: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 672 PA -> Adams -> York Springs -> Holy Trinity Lutheran.

27 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35177508.



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