Samuel Beecher
(1816-1889)
Margaret Jane Smith
(Abt 1819-Bet 1870/1880)
John Rutter Hiester
(1816-1890)
Mary A. Hittel
(1823-1903)
William C. Beecher
(1839-1909)
Caroline Hiester
(1844-1936)
John Hiester Beecher
(1870-1931)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Katherine E. M.

John Hiester Beecher 1 2 3

  • Born: Sep 1870, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 1 2 4
  • Marriage (1): Katherine E. M. in 1921 in , , NJ
  • Died: 4 Jun 1931, Cape May Court House, Cape May, NJ at age 60 4 5
  • Buried: Cape May Court House: First Baptist Cemetery, Cape May, NJ 4

   FamilySearch ID: L6VL-2HD.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Pottsgrove Twp., Montgomery, PA. 2 William C. Bucher, dry goods merchant, 40, was living with John H., 9; daughter Marchin, 6; Grace, 3; Mary 1 month old, and Jacob F. Beicher, laborer, 40. William's wife, Caroline H., 37, is shown living in the next househould, but a hand-drawn bracket indicates this is a mistake and she is indeed part of family, although indexed online in a different home. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

2. Census in 1900 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 6 The 1900 census in Philadelphia recorded at 1342 Spring Garden Road: William R. Lester, editor, 50, born Mar 1850, married for 20 years to wife Kate Lester, 37, Mar 1863, who had birthed 3 children but none were alive in 1900 according to the census columns. Also in their home: boarders W. C. Beecher, dry goods merchant, 60, Oct 1839, and his son J. H. Beecher, real estate, single, 29, Sep 1870. There are 6 other boards in this household, suggesting this was an apartment or mansion or a smal hotel. William, Kate and her parents were born in New York, his parents in England. W. C. Beecher, his parents, and H. H. Beecher's father in Missouri, and J. H. Beecher and his mother in Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1900 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 1 William C. Beecher, 60, born Oct 1839, was married for 30 years to Caroline H., 55, born Nov 1844. She had birthed 4 children by 1900, all alive: John H., 29, Sep 1870; Margaret J., 27, Apr 1873; Grace, 23, Aug 1876; and Carrie M., 20, May 1880. William was born in Missouri, his wife and all his children in Pennsylvania. His occupation was "salesman dry goods", and son John was a real estate agent. William owned his home at 643 High St.

4. Newspaper: Five Mile Beach Weekly Journal: William C. Beecher, 31 Dec 1909, Wildwood, Cape May, NJ. 7 William C. Beecher, father of John H. Beecher, died in Philadelphia on Wednesday. At one time Mr. Beecher conducted a flourishing business at Pottstown, Pa., and about twenty years ago built the Beecher cottage at Anglesea. Interment at Pottstown.

5. He has conflicting marriage information of John's 1910 census indicates he was widowed. If so he had a first wife prior to Kate. Her 1910 census suggests Katherine was married previously. And Bef 1910.

6. Census in 1910 in North Wildwood, Cape May, NJ. 8 The 1910 census recorded John Beecker, widowed, 40, real estate office, living as a boarder in the household of Kate Lester, married, 48, occupation hotel property. She had birthed no children according to the 1910 census. Also with them was Joseph Dallas, hotel cook, 36, and wife Maurice, 34, hotel houseworker. Kate and her parents were born in New York. John and his parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Newspaper: Five Mile Beach Weekly Journal: On Wednesday, John Larcombe took a party out crabbing on the John L. In the party were Mrs. Beecher, Mrs. C. Epler, Mrs. Lester, Mrs. Harbot, Mrs. Bown and John Beecher. They caught over 400 crabs., 23 Oct 1914, Wildwood, Cape May, NJ. 9

8. Occupation: Registrar for the Word War I Draft in 1918 in Cape May, Cape May, NJ. 10

9. Residence: Wildwood City Directory: Beecher, John H. (Katherine E.), Pres Beecher-Kay Realty Co, h 301 E 23d av N Wildwood in 1924 in North Wildwood, Cape May, NJ. 11 R.L. Polk's 1924 Widlwood Directory listed:
Beecher, Caroline H. (wid Wm. C) r 210 E 23d av N Wildwood
Beecher, C May r 210 E 23d av N Wildwood
Beecher John H (Katherine E), Pres Beecher Kay Realty Co, h 301 E 23d av N Wildwood
Beecher-Kay Realty Co, John H. Beecher Pres, John J Kay V-Pres, Robert J Kay Sec and Treas, Harry L Nickerson Mgr, Wildwood av opp Penna Station and Cardinal rd opp Penna Station Wildwood Crest
Beecher Margaret J r 210 E 23d av N Wildwood
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10. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: Honored: J. Hiester Beecher, son of the late William C. Beecher and nephew of the late Lyman Beecher, one-time leading merchant here, has been elected president of the Wildwood N.J. Board of trade. He is in business in the Jersey city., 14 Dec 1925, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 3

11. Census in 1930 in North Wildwood, Cape May, NJ. 12 The 1930 census recorded John H. Beecher, 59, born in Pennsylvania, with wife Catherine, 60, born in New York. John's father was born in Missouri and his mother in Pennsylvania. Catherine's parents were born in New York.

12. Obituary: Press of Atlantic City: obituary of John H. Beecher on 5 Jun 1931 in Atlantic City, Atlantic, NJ, USA. 13 John Beecher
WILDWOOD, N.J., June 4 -- John H., Beecher, president of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce and founder of the plan of beautification of the Shore road in Cape May county, died suddenly in his home at Twenty-third street and Atlantic avenue, North Wildwood, this afternoon. Mr. Beecher was 60 years old, and for more than 40 years has taken an active part in business and civic work in the Five Mile Beach resorts. He was chairman of the Cape May County Shade Tree commission and former president of the Wildwood Chamber of Commerce.

13. Obituary: The Jersey Journal: John Beecher Dies on 5 Jun 1931 in Jersey City, Hudson, NJ. 5 John Beecher Dies

WILDWOOD, (AP) -- John H. Beecher, 60, president of the Cape May County Chamber of Commerce and founder of the "Rose Highway" plan of beautification of the County Shore Road died suddenly yesterday of heart trouble.


John married Katherine E. M. in 1921 in , , NJ. (Katherine E. M. was born in Mar 1863 in , , NY,6 died on 22 Dec 1930 in Wildwood, Cape May, NJ 14 and was buried on 24 Dec 1930 in Cape May Court House: First Baptist Cemetery, Cape May, NJ 14.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottstown Ward 7, Series: T623 Roll: 1445 Page: 103.

2 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottsgrove Township, Family History Library Film 1255158, NA Film Number T9-1158, Page Number 5B.

3 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 14 Dec 1925.

4 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107016817.

5 The Jersey Journal (Jersey City, NJ), 5 Jun 1931, page 22. John Beecher Dies.

6 1900 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M37F-5LX Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia Ward 14, Series: T623 Roll: 1457 Page: 50.

7 "Five Mile Beach Weekly Journal (Wildwood, NJ)," 31 Dec 1909 page 1.

8 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MK14-TXF John Beecker, 1910.

9 "Five Mile Beach Weekly Journal (Wildwood, NJ)," 23 Oct 1914, page 8.

10 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZJ8-VC4 Charles Elliot Epler, 1917-1918.

11 Ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995, R. L. Polk's Wildwood City Directory, 1924, printed page 130, online image 71.

12 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/X4D3-N2L Catherine Beecher in entry for John H Beecher, 1930.

13 "Press of Atlantic City (Atlantic City, NJ)," 5 Jun 1931 page 2. Obituary of John H. Beecher.

14 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107016978.



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