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)
Eli Nathan Beacher
(1849-1921)

 

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Eli Nathan Beacher 1

  • Born: 22 Oct 1849, Minersville, Schuylkill, PA 1 2
  • Christened: 28 Sep 1853, Pottsville: Trinity Lutheran Church, Schuylkill, PA 1
  • Died: 2 Jun 1921, Elk Township, Tioga, PA, USA at age 71 2
  • Buried: 5 Jun 1921, Shenandoah Heights: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Schuylkill, PA 2

   Other names for Eli were Nathan Beacher 3 and Nathanael Beacher.2

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1850 in Pottsville, Schuylkill, PA. 4 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. 5 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. 3 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. 6 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. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Shenandoah, Schuylkill, PA. 7 The census listed Jacob Beacher (age 67), living with his wife, Angeline (65); sons William (41, occupation miner); and Nathan (28, occupation miner).

6. Book: History of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, 1881.
NATHAN BEACHER, miner, a native and resident of Shenandoah, was born October 22nd, 1849. He is a member of Company H, 7th Regiment, N. G. of Pa., and a trustee of Columbia Hose and S. F. E. Company.

7. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Elk Township, Tioga, PA, USA. 8 The 1910 census recorded Nathan Beecher, 61, living alone in Elk. He was single and a laborer odd jobs. He was renting

8. Newspaper: Wellsboro Gazette: "Nathaniel Beecher has returned here, after spending the past three months in Philadelphia.", 3 Mar 1920, Wellsboro, Tioga, PA. 9 Note: Nathan may have visited his younger sister Ann Mary Brady who lived in Philadelphia in 1920.

9. Cause of Death: Addison's Disease. Chronic Cystitis., 2 Jun 1921, Elk Township, Tioga, PA, USA. 2

10. He worked as a gardener and selling papers on 2 Jun 1921 in Elk Township, Tioga, PA, USA. 2


Sources


1 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.

2 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.), Death Certificate Number: 57127. Nathaniel Beacher. Father Jacob Beacher. Mother Angeline Eisenhuth.

3 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1450 Page: 627.

4 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Pottsville South Ward, Series: M432 Roll: 827 Page: 388.

5 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, New Castle Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1178 Page: 349.

6 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Shenandoah, Series M593, Roll 1450, Page 597.

7 1880 United States Census, FHL Film 1255192; National Archives Film T9-1192; Page 22D.

8 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania: Tioga County, Elk, Roll T624_1422, Page 4A, Enumeration District 0145, Image 643.

9 The Wellsboro Gazette (Wellsboro, PA) (Wellsboro, Tioga, Pennsylvania.), 3 Mar 1920, page 8.



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