Jacob Franklin Beecher Sr.
Catherine Braun
(1802-Abt 1840)
Heinrich Guth
Elizabeth Lieberknecht
Paris Epler Beecher
Rebecca Guth
Lieut. Charles Clements Beecher


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1. Tillie J. Cormeny

Lieut. Charles Clements Beecher 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 4 Mar 1862, Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA 3 4 7
  • Marriage (1): Tillie J. Cormeny on 14 Apr 1892 in Wrightsville, York, PA 1 2
  • Died: 9 Mar 1937, York, York, PA at age 75 4 7 8 9
  • Buried: 12 Mar 1937, Wrightsville: Fairview Cemetery, York, PA 4 7 9 10

   FamilySearch ID: 96ZT-193.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Lower Windsor Twp., York, PA. 3 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.

2. Census in 1880 in Hellam Twp., York, PA. 11 The 1880 census recorded Charles Beecher, laborer, 18, living in the household of John D. Gohn, 36, and his wife Sarah, 32.

3. Military from 28 Apr 1898 to 9 Nov 1898 in , , PA: Spanish American War, 2nd Lieutenant Co. I 8th Pennsylvania Infantry. 9 10 BEECHER, Charles C., 2d Lieutenant, Co. I; Residence: Wrightsville, Pa. (National Guard of Pennsylvania) ; Enrolled April 28, 1898; Mustered in May 12, 1898; Resignation accepted to date Nov. 9, 1898, per Special Order 265; War Department Adjutant General's Office same date.

4. Census in 1900 in Wrightsville, York, PA. 12 The 1900 Census recorded renting a home in Hellam, Wrightsville: Chas Beecher, cigar maker, 38, born March 1862, living with wife Matilda, 48, July 1852. She had birthed no children by 1900. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Newspaper: York Daily: "Charles C. Beecher, whose wife died last week, will dispose of his household goods at public sale on Saturday next.", 4 Sep 1907, York, York, PA. 13

6. Census in 1910 in Wrightsville, York, PA. 14 The 1910 census recorded Charles C. Beecher, widowed, 48, as a boarder in a hotel at 100 Hellam Street in Wrightsville. He was working as a barkeeper in the hotel. He and his parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Census in 1920 in , York, PA. 15 The 1920 Census recorded Charles C. Beecher, 57, living in the household of Reuben H. Reisinger, 53, and his wife Mary C., 55.

8. Residence: on 13 Jan 1921 in Wrightsville, York, PA. 6

9. Residence: on 22 Oct 1934 in York, York, PA. 16

10. Cause of Death: arteriosclerosis, 9 Mar 1937, York, York, PA. 4

11. Occupation: cigar maker, retired on 9 Mar 1937 in Wrightsville, York, PA. 4

12. Residence: Charles Clements Beecher died where he was living: "York County Home," a poorhouse. On 9 Mar 1937 in York, York, PA. 4

13. Obituary: Gazette and Daily: obituary of Charles C. Beecher on 10 Mar 1937 in York, York, PA. 5 CHARLES C. BEECHER, FORMER RESIDENT OF WRIGHTSVILLE, DIES
Wrightsville, March 9 -- Charles C. Beecher, aged 74 years, son of the late Paris and Rebecca Beecher, died at 9 o'clock this morning at the county home from a complication of diseases. He was a former resident of this place.
Mr. Beecher was a Spanish War veteran, holding the rank of Second Lieutenant, Company I, Eight Regiment of Pennsylvania Infactry Volunteers. He enlisted April 28, 1898, at Wrightsville, under Caption John Drenning, for two years, and was mustered into the United States government service May 12, 1898, at Mt. Gretna, by Major Thompson and was honorably discharged by readon of tender of resignation, caused by disability, November 9, 1898, at Camp Meade. He was a member of the local chapter, Captain Martin H. Smith camp, No. 67, U. S. W. V., of Wrightsville. Fraternally he belonged to the Susquehanna council, No. 89, Fraternal Patriotic Americans.
Mr. Beecher is survived by one brother, T. S. Beecher, 142 Jackson street, York. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Edward Etzweiler and Son funeral home, Wrightsville. Interment will be in Fairview cemetery.

Charles married Tillie J. Cormeny, daughter of John Cormeny and Mary Hinkle, on 14 Apr 1892 in Wrightsville, York, PA.1 2 (Tillie J. Cormeny was born on 11 Jul 1852 in Hellam Twp., York, PA,12 17 18 died on 23 Aug 1907 in Wrightsville, York, PA 17 18 19 and was buried on 25 Aug 1907 in Wrightsville: Fairview Cemetery, York, PA 17 18.)


1 Marriage License, K 386.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMV-NWL Charles C. Beecher and Matilda J. Coriney, 14 Apr 1892; citing Wrightsville, York, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 22141.

3 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1469 Page: 25.

4 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.), Death Certificate 30145. Charles Clements Beecher. Father Paris Beecher. Mother Rebecca Good.

5 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 10 Mar 1937, page 9. Obituary of Charles C. Beecher.

6 York County History Center (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 Billion Graves Index, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/CHARLESCBEECHER/857988.

8 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 30145, Charles C. Beecher.

9 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Beecher, Charles C. 1863-1937.

10 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=105370898.

11 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MWV1-DJH Charles Beecher in entry for John D. Gohn, 1880.

12 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3H4-CB7 Chas Beecher, 1900.

13 The York Daily (York, PA), 4 Sep 1907, page 6.

14 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: Wrightsville Ward 1, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1435; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0111; FHL microfilm: 1375448.

15 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M6T6-KQ2 Charles C Beecher in entry for Reuben H Reisinger, 1920.

16 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 22 Oct 1934, page 6. Jacob M. Beecher Dies.

17 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 84550. Matilda Beecher. Father John Comerny, mother Mary Hinkle.

18 Billion Graves Index, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/TILLIE-BEECHER/857989.

19 The York Daily (York, PA), 24 Aug 1907, page 6. Obituary of Matilda Beecher.

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