Peter Beecher Sr.
(Abt 1790-After 1850)
Catherine Cashman
(Abt 1792-1855)
William Trostle
(1783-1851)
Catharine Laucks
Jesse Beecher
(1821-1880)
Elisabeth Trostle
(1829-1892)
William Peter Beecher
(1866-1939)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Louella May Creek

William Peter Beecher 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 23 May 1866, Hartford City, Blackford, IN 1 3 4 6
  • Marriage (1): Louella May Creek on 29 Jan 1888 in , Blackford, IN 1
  • Died: 28 Dec 1939, Bryn Mawr, Montgomery, PA at age 73 3 4 6
  • Buried: 2 Jan 1940, Ambler: Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Montgomery, PA 3 4

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1870 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 7 Jessee Beecher, works in brick yard, 51, was living with wife Elizabeth, 42; Mary, 21; Ellen, 17; Rosetta, 11; Irene, 9; ? 6; Willie, 4; and Louisa, 2. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except the three youngest children in Indiana. The post office was Hartford City.

2. Census in 1900 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 1 Renting at 119 Chestnut St: William P. Beecher, 33, born May 1867, was married for 13 years to wife Luella M., 30, Oct 1869. She had birthed 4 children, 3 alive in 1900: Chester E., 11, Dec 1888; Alta E., 10, Jan 1890; and Ruth J., 2, May 1898. He was a laborer in a paper mill. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana, except William's parents were from Pennsylvania.

3. Census in 1910 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN. 8 The 1910 census recorded renting at 418 Washington Street: Chester E. Beecher, backtender paper mill, 21, living with wife Edith S., 16; and Chester A., 0. They had been married 1 year. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

On the same census page at 718 Water Street is Chester's father, William P. Beecher, millright in paper mill, 43, with wife Lewella M., 41. They had been married 21 years and she had birthed 7 children, 6 alive in 1910. Living with them: Ruth J., 11; Opal M., 9; William R., 6; and Watson H., 2. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana.

4. Census in 1920 in West Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 9 The 1920 census recorded William Beecher, machiinist in paper mill, 55, with wife Luella, 53; Ruth, stenographer, 20; William, laborer in paper mill, 17; Watson, 12. Also in the home is Opal Williams, 19; Opal's daughter Helen Williams, 1 year 1 month; Watson P. Vance, 38; Alta Vance, 29; Thelma Vance, 11; William Vance, 9; and Pauline Vance, 1 year 5 months. Everyone was born in Indiana except the elder William, Helen, and Pauline were born in Pennsylvania.

5. Census in 1930 in Conshohocken, Montgomery, PA. 10 The 1930 census recorded renting at 316 West Tenth Avenue: William P. Bucher [indexed wrong, two e's look like a u], machinist in paper mill, 63, living with wife Louella M., 60; and granddaughter Helen Williams, 12. William was born in Indiana, his parents in Pennsylvania. Louella and her parents were born in Indiana. Helen was born in Pennsylvania, her parents in Indiana.

6. Occupation: merchant grocery store in 1939 in Gladwyne, Montgomery, PA. 6

7. Occupation: merchant, grocery store. Church Rd. & Ardmore Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. In Aug 1939 in Gladwyne, Montgomery, PA. 4

8. Cause of Death: William Beecher died of cirrhosis, nephritis at Bryn Mawr Hospital., 28 Dec 1939, Bryn Mawr, Montgomery, PA. 4


William married Louella May Creek, daughter of Jacob Creek and Delila Cortwright, on 29 Jan 1888 in , Blackford, IN.1 (Louella May Creek was born on 23 Oct 1869 in Hartford City, Blackford, IN,1 11 died on 25 Apr 1937 in Lower Merion Twp., Montgomery, PA 11 and was buried on 28 Apr 1937 in Ambler: Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Montgomery, PA.)


Sources


1 <i>1900 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Blackford County, Hartford City Ward 4, Series: T623 Roll: 360 Page: 291.

2 Shull, William F, <i>The Lineage of Christian Kersheman 1774-1893</i> (1893. Original copy in possession of Arthur Weaner, 145 Weaner Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325-8118.).

3 <i>Find A Grave</i>, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=112709106.

4 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Death Certificate 107682. William P. Beecher. Father Jacob Beecher. Mother not listed.

5 Ancestry.com, <i>Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966</i> (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate 070879-65 Alta E. Vance, father William P. Beecher, mother Louella Creek, spouse Watson Vance, informant Mrs. Wm. Schuck.

6 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, <i>Pennsylvania Death Certificate</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA 16101 (724) 656-3100 http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939), William P. Beecher, death certificate 107682, 28 Dec 18 1939.

7 <i>1870 United States Census</i>, Indiana, Blackford County, Hartford, Series: M593 Roll: 300 Page: 425.

8 <i>1910 United States Census</i>, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MKL1-BTY Chester E Beecher, Hartford Ward 4, Blackford, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 13, sheet 1B, family 18, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1374353.

9 <i>1920 United States Census</i>, Year: 1920; Census Place: West Conshohocken, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1606; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 190; Image: 794.

10 <i>1930 United States Census</i>, Year: 1930; Census Place: Conshohocken, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2081; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 0035; Image: 735.0; FHL microfilm: 2341815.

11 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Dept. of Health, <i>Pennsylvania Death Certificate</i> (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA 16101 (724) 656-3100 http://www.dsf.health.state.pa.us/health/cwp/view.asp?a=168&Q=229939), Louella May Beecher, Death Certificate 44241, 25 Apr 1937.



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