William Beecher
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Henry Beecher
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Rufus Beecher


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Rufus Beecher 1 2

  • Born: 1857, Richland Twp., Miami, IN 1 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Keziah Elizabeth Harter on 10 Apr 1878 in Miami, Miami, IN
  • Died: 22 May 1889, Mission Twp., Neosho, KS at age 32 1
  • Buried: Saint Paul: Hope Cemetery, Neosho, KS

   Other names for Rufus were Rufes Beecher 4 and Rufus Bucher.3

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1860 in Richland Twp., Miami, IN. 4 Henry Beecher, farmer, 37, was living with wife Catheren [sic], 41; son Adam, 8; and Rufes [sic], 3. Henry and wife were born in Pennsylania, Adam in Ohio, and Rufus in Indiana. Henry's real estate was worth $1,200 and personal estate $200.

2. Census in 1870 in Richland Twp., Miami, IN. 3 The 1870 census recorded Henry Bucher [two handwritten e's look like a u so was transcribed wrong in census], 46, farmer, living with wife Catherine, 50; Adam, 18; and Rufus, 13. The parents were born in Pennsylvania, the children in Ohio. Henry's real estate was valued at $5,000. Post office was Chili.

3. Residence: in 1880 in , Miami, IN.

4. Moved: Cir 1883, Mission Twp., Neosho, KS.

5. Cause of Death: Injuries after being thrown from a horse he was breaking in., 22 May 1889, Mission Twp., Neosho, KS.

6. Obituary: Miami County Sentinel: "Rufus Beecher, formerly of Miami County, Indiana, died at his home in Osage Mission, Kansas. May 21st 1889 aged 33 years, 2 months and 6 days. He leaves a wife and two children to mourn his departure." on 6 Jun 1889 in Peru, Miami, IN. 5

Rufus married Keziah Elizabeth Harter, daughter of Marcus Harter and Lucinda Kessler, on 10 Apr 1878 in Miami, Miami, IN. (Keziah Elizabeth Harter was born on 16 Sep 1858 in Washington Twp., Miami, IN,6 7 died on 11 Jun 1915 in South Mound, Neosho, KS 6 and was buried in South Mound: South Mound Cemetery, Neosho, KS 6.)


1 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28138207.

2 FamilySearch.org, <i>Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FWL8-13N G.W. Beecher and Francis Helen Pierce, 28 Aug 1899.

3 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Miami County, Richland Township, Series: M593 Roll: 343 Page: 233.

4 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Miami County, Richland Township, Series: M653 Roll: 281 Page: 143.

5 <i>Miami County Sentinel</i> (Peru, Miami, Indiana.), 6 Jun 1889. Deaths. Rufus Beecher.

6 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=28113895.

7 <i>1860 United States Census</i>, Year: 1860; Census Place: Washington, Miami, Indiana; Roll: M653_281; Page: 341; Image: 343; Family History Library Film: 803281.

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