Jacob Biecher
(1782-1812)
Maria Michael
(1781-1861)
Bernard Eisenhuth
(1755-1866)
Catherine Saylor
(1767-1849)
John Jacob Beacher Sr.
(1812-After 1880)
Angeline Eisenhuth
(1815-1885)
George Washington Beacher
(1847-1917)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Mary M. Brosius

George Washington Beacher 2 3

  • Born: 4 Oct 1847, Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA 1 3
  • Christened: 28 Sep 1853, Pottsville: Trinity Lutheran Church, Schuylkill, PA 3
  • Marriage: Mary M. Brosius about 1875 1
  • Died: 5 May 1917, New Castle, Schuylkill County, PA at age 69 4
  • Buried: 9 May 1917, Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 4

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 5 In 1850 living in the South Ward of Pottsville is Jacob Bieger. Obviously the census taker was confused by his German pronounciation of his surname! Jacob Bieger, tailer, age 36, is living with wife Angeline, 35; William, 12; Jacob, 11; Hiram, 8; Benjamin, 6; George, 3; and Nathan, 8 months old when the census was recorded on 29 Aug 1850. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. He appeared on the census in 1860 in New Castle Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 6 In 1860 living in the New Castle Township is Jacob Bucher, day laborer, age 48, living with wife Angeline, 45; William, day laborer, 21; Jacob, day laborer, 19; Hiram, day laborer, 17; B. Franklin, day laborer, 15; George, 12; and Nathan, 9; and Ann M., 7. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Broad Mountain.

3. He appeared on the census in 1870 in New Castle Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 2 The 1870 census lists Jacob Beacher, the first census to spell his name this way. He is a laborer, age 57, living with wife, Angeline, 55; 3 sons who are all laborers: William, 31; George, 22; Nathan, 21; and daughter Mary, 18. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Broad Mountain.

4. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 7 Angelina Becker [sic], 55, is listed as the head of the household. Living with her: William, 31; Heiram [sic], 28; Benjamin, 26; George, 24; Nathan, 20; and Mary, 18. The men are all employed as miners. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Shenandosh.
[Note: the family shows up twice in the 1870 census in both Shenandoah and Broad Mountain in New Castle Township. Some members are in both locations, so the family either had two homes operating, or, moved in 1870 and happened to be counted in each location.]

5. Fact: Hiram and George Beacher were ordered to testify in a investigation of election fraud in a U.S. Congress race, 7 Mar 1877, Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 8 The United States of America
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Schuylkill County ss
To Hiram Beacher, George Beacher [and a list of others]
You are hereby required and commanded that laying aside all business and excuses whatsoever, vou be and appear before me, the subscriber, a notary public iu and for said county of Schuylkill, or some other person duly qualified, at the public house of H. Neuman in the borough of Shenandoah in said county on Wednesday the 7th day of March AD 1877 at 9 o clock in the forenoon of said day in order to be then and there examined respecting the contested election for a member of the House of Representatives of the United States of America for the thirteenth Congressional district of Pennsylvania between James B Reilly, returned to the Forty-fifth Congress, and James L. Nutting, contestant, on behalf of said incumbent; and you are hereby required to bring with you and produce before me, to be given in evidence, your State and county tax receipts for the years 1874, 1875, and 1876 and your naturalization paper by virtue of which you claimed citizenship and the right to vote at the general election last November; and this you are in no case to omit, under the penalty of twenty dollars, and of punishment by fine, and imprisonment, according to the act of Congress in such case made and provided.
Witness the said notary public who has hereunto set his hand and official seal this 23d day of February, AD 1877
[seal ] CHRISTOPHER LITTLE
A Notary Public of Pennsylvania residing at Pottsville, Schuylkill County
Shenandoah, March 1, 1877

6. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 9 George W. Beacher, miner, 31, is alone with his wife Mary, 21. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. He was living at 59 Center St.

7. He appeared on the census in 1890 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 10 His record appears in the Third Ward. Listed in the household was Beacher, George W., 42, miner. 224 N. Jardin St. Mary M., Sarah C.

8. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 1 George Beacher, coal mine laborer, 52, born Oct 1847, was married for 25 years to wife Mary M., 42, Dec 1858. She had given birth to no children by 1900. Living with them was mother-in-law Sarah Brosius, 78, Feb 1822, widow, who had birthed one child by 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. The census was recorded on June 6, 1900. George was a miner but only employed for 4 months in the past year.

9. Newspaper: Mount Carmel Daily News: "The family and household goods of Geo. Beecher were moved here from Shenandoah today. The home will be at 24 north Hickory street. Mr. Beecher has secured employment at the Reliance colliery.", 3 May 1905, Mount Carmel, Northumberland, PA. 11

10. He appeared on the census in 1910 in New Castle Twp., Schuylkill, PA. 12 The 1910 census recorded George Beacher, coal mine laborer, 62, living with wife Mary, 46. They were married for 35 years and had birthed no children. Living with them were three boarders, men who worked at the coal mine.

11. Cause of Death: cerebral apoplexy, acute Bright's disease, 5 May 1917, New Castle, Schuylkill County, PA. 4

12. He worked as a coal miner on 5 May 1917 in New Castle, Schuylkill County, PA. 4


George married Mary M. Brosius, daughter of Daniel Brosious and Sarah C. Goho, about 1875.1 (Mary M. Brosius was born in Dec 1858 in Butler Township, Schuylkill, PA,1 died on 2 Aug 1920 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA 13 14 and was buried on 5 Aug 1920 in Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 14.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah, Ward 3, Series: T623 Roll: 1484 Page: 195.

2 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1450 Page: 627.

3 Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (http://www.Ancestry.com. Original from Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records.), Image 36.

4 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate Number: 57500. George Beecher [sic].

5 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Pottsville South Ward, Series: M432 Roll: 827 Page: 388.

6 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1178 Page: 349.

7 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah, Series M593, Roll 1450, Page 597.

8 U. S. Government Printing Office, Congressional Series of United States Public Documents (Washington, D.C. 1877), Page 1182. http://books.google.com/books?id=FFNHAQAAIAAJ&dq=%22wm.%20jacobs%22%20%22schuylkill%20county%22%20shenandoah&pg=PA1182#v=onepage&q=beacher&f=false.

9 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255192; National Archives Film T9-1192; Page 34B.

10 1890 United States Census Index.

11 Mount Carmel Daily News (Mount Carmel, Northumberland, Pennsylvania), 3 May 1905, page 4.

12 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Roll 1417 Book 1, Page 213a.

13 Pottsville Republican (Pottsville, Schuylkill County, PA), 1 Jan 1921 Edition, 1920 Death Listings: http://searches.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/ifetch2?/u1/data/pa+index+12592316665071+F.

14 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1963 (Original data: Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1963. Series 11.90 (1,905 cartons). Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Certificate Number: 87984. Mrs. Mary Beacher.



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