William Herr Beecher Sr.
(1811-1875)
Elizabeth Mary Coleman
(Abt 1821-1864)
James S. Gresh
(1826-1911)
Leah Fryer
(1831-1916)
Myers Coleman Beecher
(1850-1921)
Annie R. Gresh
(1860-1945)
Bertha Anna Beecher
(1889-1960)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Herbert Anderson Gross

Bertha Anna Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 21 Aug 1889, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Herbert Anderson Gross on 21 Oct 1949 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 1
  • Died: 26 Feb 1960, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA at age 70 1 5
  • Buried: 1 Mar 1960, Pottstown: Pottstown Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 1 5

   FamilySearch ID: L6V2-RZ9.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 2 Myers Beecher, solicitor, 49, born Oct 1850, was married for 19 years to wife Anna R., 40, May 1860. She had birthed 5 children, 4 still alive: Alice L., 17, Jun 1882; Carrie H., 15, Sep 1884; Bertha A., 11, Aug 1888; and Irvin S., 8, Jul 1891. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Myers was renting the home at 248 N. Charlotte St.

2. Census in 1910 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 6 Myers E. Beecher, 59, was married for 29 years to wife Annie, 59. She had birthed 6 children, 5 alive in 1910. With them were three: Bertha, 20; Irvin, 18; and Anna, 7. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. They were living at 248 Charlotte St in Pottstown.

3. Census in 1920 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 7 The 1920 Census recorded at 248 Charlotte Street Myers C. Beecher, manufacturer of leases and envelopes, 69, living with wife Annie R., 69; Bertha A., 28; and Anna M., 17. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. Census in 1930 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 8 The 1930 census recorded at renting a $4500 valued home at 248 Charlotte Street: Anna R. Beecher, widowed, 69, living with daughter Bertha A., saleslady shoe store, 34. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1940 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 9 The 1940 census recorded owning the $3000 home at 248 Charlotte Street: Annie R. Beecher, widowed, 79, living with daughter Bertha, 48.

6. Residence: 248 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA on 19 Jan 1945 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 10

7. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: Children Bequeathed Shares in $4750 Estate, 6 Mar 1945, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 11 Norristown, March 5 -- Anne R. Beecher, Pottstown, who died Jan. 19 named three children, Alice L., Bertha A. and Anna M., equal benefiiaries of an estate valued at $4750.

8. Residence: on 21 Oct 1949 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 1

9. Cause of Death: acute coronary occlusion, hypertensive cario-vascular disease, 26 Feb 1960, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 1

10. Residence: 1011 N. Evans St., Pottstown, PA on 26 Feb 1960 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 1

11. Obituary: The Mercury: obituary of Bertha A. Gross on 29 Feb 1960 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 5 DEATHS. GROSS -- On Friday, Feb. 26, 1960, Bertha A. (Beecher), widow of the late Herbert A. Gross. Relatives and friends are invited to the services from the Houck Funeral Home, 112 N. Washington Street, Pottstown, on Tuesday, March 1, at 2 p.m. Interment in Pottstown West End Cemetery. Friends may call at the Funeral Home, Monday evening, 7-9.


Bertha married Herbert Anderson Gross, son of John Heinrich Gross and Emma Anderson, on 21 Oct 1949 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA.1 (Herbert Anderson Gross was born on 21 May 1891 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA,1 12 13 14 died on 18 Apr 1955 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 14 and was buried on 21 Apr 1955 in Pottstown: Pottstown Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 14.)


Sources


1 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 18196. Bertha Anna Gross. Father Myers C. Beecher. Mother Annie R. Gresh. Spouse Herbert A. Gross.

2 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottstown Ward 8, Series: T623 Roll: 1445 Page: 109.

3 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 10 Apr 1945, page 11. Estate of Annie R. Beecher.

4 Berks History Center Library (Reading, PA) (http://www.berkshistory.org), Collection GA N Box 01A Folder 17 03. 53 pages of notes about Nagle, Norton, Coleman, Otto, Hinckel, Fretz, Beecher families.

5 The Mercury (Pottstown, PA), 29 Feb 1960, page 15. Obituary of Bertha A. Gross.

6 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottstown Ward 8, Series: T624 Roll: 1378 Page: 235.

7 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MF1S-L24 Myers C Beecher, , Montgomery, Pennsylvania; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 14A, family 337, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821607.

8 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHZW-5K7 Anna R Beecher, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0124, sheet 1B, family 20, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2084.

9 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQC6-6ZF Annie R Beecher, Ward 8, Pottstown, Pottstown Borough, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 46-179, sheet 17B, family 408.

10 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 5305. Annie R. Beecher. Father James Gresh. Mother Leah Fryer. Spouse Myers C. Beecher.

11 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 6 Mar 1945, page 12.

12 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K6J1-PNZ Herbert A Gross, 1917-1918.

13 FamilySearch.org, United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VQFG-J8R Herbert A Gross, 1942.

14 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 34837. Herbert Anderson Gross. Father John H. Gross. Mother Emma Anderson.



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