William Valentine Beecher
Julia Ann Beecher
Olynthus Howard Pershing
Eva Louisa Lord
Charles Wilson Beecher
Minnie Corrine Pershing
Minnie Katrina Beecher


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Minnie Katrina Beecher 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 23 Jan 1903, Peru, Miami, IN 1 3 4
  • Died: 18 May 1926, Peru, Miami, IN at age 23 1 2 3 5
  • Buried: 20 May 1926, Miami: Mount Hope Cemetery, Miami, IN 3 5 6

   FamilySearch ID: 9K9F-CZY.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1910 in Peru, Miami, IN. 4 The 1910 census recorded at 356 East Fifth St: Charles We. Beacher, bank bookkeeper, 37, living with wife Minnie C., 32; and daughters Minnie K., 7; and Julia E., 4 months. Everyone was born in Indiana. Charles father was born in Pennsylvania and mother in Ohio. Minnie's father was born in Indiana and mother in Wisconsin. Charles and Minnie were married for 9 years and she had birthed 2 children by 1910.

2. Census in 1920 in Peru, Miami, IN. 7 The 1920 census recorded at 356 E. Fifth St.: Charles W. Beecher, Peru Trust Co. bookkeeper, 47, living with wife Minnie, 42; and daughters Katrina, 16; Evelyn, 10; Grace, 7; and Barbara, 7. Everyone was born in Indiana. Charles' parents were born in Pennsylvania. Minnie's father was born in Indiana and mother in Illinois.

3. Cause of Death: Minnie died at home from encephalitis lethargica, contributory influenza 6 weeks, 18 May 1926, Peru, Miami, IN. 3

4. Residence: 356 E. Fifth St., Peru, IN on 18 May 1926 in Peru, Miami, IN. 3

5. Newspaper: Logansport Pharos-Tribune: "Miss Katrina Beecher, niece of E. H. Pershing of this city, and well known in church circles here, died last night at Peru, Indiana, at the home of her parents, Charles W. Beecher. Funeral arrangements have not been made.", 19 May 1926, Logansport, Cass, IN. 2

6. Obituary: Peru Chronicle on 19 May 1926 in Peru, Miami, IN. 1 Minnie Katrina BEECHER eldest daughter of Charles and Minnie (PERSHING) BEECHER, died Tuesday evening at 8:30 o'clock at the family home, 356 East Fifth street, following an illness of nine weeks. Miss Beecher succumbed to an attack of sleeping sickness.

Miss Beecher was a native of Peru, having been born here January 23, 1903, her age at death being 23 years, 3 months and 25 days. She was graduated from the Peru high school with the class of 1920 and graduated from DePauw University in 1924. At DePauw she was made a member of the Cosmopolitan Club and was also a member of the Student Volunteers.

Miss Beecher was exceptionally brilliant along educational lines and was one of the favored teachers at Crown Point, Ind., at the beginning of her illness. She was brought home nine weeks ago and her condition grew worse, until the end last evening. The remains were taken to the Fetter-Allen mortuary for burial preparation and will be returned to the home this afteernoon.

Surviving are the parents and three sisters, Julia Evelyn [BEECHER], Grace Elizabeth [BEECHER] and Barbara Helen [BEECHER], all living at home. The funeral services will be conducted from the First Methodist Church of which the deceased had been a devoted member, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The services will be in charge of the Rev. A. H. BACKUS and who will be assisted by the Rev. U. S. A. BRIDGE, of Wabash. Interment will be in Mount Hope. -- Peru Chronicle

The Beechers are well known to many residents of this city and often visit friends and relatives here.


1 Tombaugh, Wendell C., Fulton County Indiana Obits / Biogs, The Rochester Sentinel. (Tombaugh House, 700 Pontiac St, Rochester IN 46975-1538. 1993.), 1926.

2 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 19 May 1926, page 7.

3 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 18118. Minnie Katrina Beecher. Father Charles W. Beecher. Mother Minnie Pershing.

4 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK53-NGB Charles W Beacher, Peru Ward 2, Miami, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 128, sheet 1B.

5 Billion Graves Index, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/MKATRINABEECHER/2207190.

6 Pharos-Tribune (Logansport, IN) (http://www.pharostribune.com/), 20 May 1926, page 8. Funeral of Katrina Beecher.

7 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF7Y-J22 Charles W Beecher, Peru Ward 3, Miami, Indiana, United States; citing sheet 4B.

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