William B. Hoff
(1810-1888)
Esther Kimmel
(1819-1895)
Catherine Hoff
(1837-1921)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Simon Fegley

2. Conrad Beacher

Catherine Hoff 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

  • Born: 25 Jan 1837, Tremont, Schuylkill, PA 1 2 3 4
  • Marriage (1): Simon Fegley
  • Marriage (2): Conrad Beacher about Dec 1870 in , Schuylkill, PA
  • Died: 17 Dec 1921, Tremont, Schuylkill, PA at age 84 4
  • Buried: 20 Dec 1921, Tremont, Schuylkill, PA

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Tremont, Schuylkill, PA. 8 The 1850 census recorded William Hoff, laborer, 37, living with wife Esther, 32; Catharine, 14; John, 12; Sarah, 8; Eliza, 6; son R. W., 4; David, 2. Also in the home is Emanuel Huntzinger, 32; and David Huntzinger, 31. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Tremont, Schuylkill, PA. 9 Simon Fegley is listed as a 37-year old miner married to Catherine, age 24. Also in their household are Mary (age 4); Elizabeth (2); and Catherine Derr (10). Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

3. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Tremont, Schuylkill, PA. 10 The 1870 census recorded Catharine Fegley, 30 living with her daughters: Elizabeth, 11; Sarah A., 8; and Gertie R., 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Catharine's real estate was valued at $1200 and personal estate $300. The post office was Tremont.

4. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Tremont, Schuylkill, PA. 11 The 1880 census recorded on 11 Jun 1880 the widow Catherine Becher, whose husband Conrad died in May, living next door to her daughter, Mary A. Eisenacker (nee Fegley by Catherine's 1st husband.)

Jacob Eisenacker, coal miner, 34, was living with wife Mary A., 23; Jacob D., 12; Fred W. 8; Katie I., 4; and infant Emma E., born in Apr 1880. They were born in Pennsylvania.

Next door was Catherine Becher, widowed, 45, living with daughter Sarah C. A., 19; son Walace W., 8; infant son John,
born Feb 1880, and infant daughter Carrie E., born Apr 1880. The infants may be granddaughters, although one could be Catherine's? All were born in Pennsylvania.

5. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Darby., Delaware, PA. 3 George Beacher, brass finisher, 27, born Aug 1872, was married for 27 years to wife Hannah, 27, Jun 1872. She had birthed one child: Kathrine, 3, Jan 1897. Living with them: Harvy R. Martin, brother-in-law, painter, 20, May 1880; and John Koehler[?], brass finisher, 20, Feb 1880; Beacher, Kathrine, mother, 63, Jan 1837, widow, who had birthed 7 children, 4 alive in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania, except George is listed with a father from Germany.

6. Issue: She had 7 children, 4 were living in 1900., 1900. 2 3

7. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Tremont, Schuylkill, PA. 1 The 1920 Census shows Jacob Eisenacher Sr. heading a household on East Laurel Street in Tremont that included his wife, Mary A., and daughter Alice, age 22. Also living with them is Catherine Beacher, widow age 83, listed as mother-in-law. This would imply that Mary A.'s mother was married to a Beacher.

8. Cause of Death: acutre nephritis, heart lesion, 17 Dec 1921, Tremont, Schuylkill, PA. 4


Catherine married Simon Fegley. (Simon Fegley was born about 1823 in , , PA 9.)


Catherine next married Conrad Beacher, son of Conrad Becher, about Dec 1870 in , Schuylkill, PA. (Conrad Beacher was born on 11 May 1820 in , , , DEU 2 12 13 14 15 16 and died on 3 May 1880 in Tremont, Schuylkill, PA 15 17 18.)


Sources


1 1920 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Tremont, Roll 1652 Book 2 Page 166b.

2 Genealogy Research conducted by Bruce Franklin Beacher Ph.D. (1919-2004), Letter from George W. Beacher, 1978.

3 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Darby Boro, Series: T623 Roll: 1405 Page: 231.

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.), Death Certificate 119403. Catherine Beecher. Father William Hoff. Mother Esther Kimmel.

5 Reading Times (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 29 Nov 1900, page 6. Historical Sketch of the Bright Family (President Green's Paper Before the Historical Society of Berks.).

6 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 44910. Mary Alice Eisenacher. Father Simon Fegley. Mother Catherine Hoff. Spouse Jacob Eisenacher.

7 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 101458. Sarah Koehler. Father Simon Fegley. Mother Catherine Hoff. Spouse Lewis Koehler.

8 1850 United States Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Tremont, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_826; Page: 460A; Image: 603.

9 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Tremont Township, Roll 1181 Book 1, Page 1118.

10 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZT3-6WN Catharine Fegley, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 23, family 19.

11 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWV8-64F Catherine Becher, Tremont, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district 238, sheet 181D.

12 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Tremont, Roll 1448 Book 1, Page 579a.

13 United Methodist Church Cemetery, Tremont, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.

14 1860 United States Census, 1860 Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Tremont Township. Page No. 15, Visit 116.

15 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of PA; Philadelphia. Historic PA Church and Town Records; Reel: 284. PA > Franklin > York > Church of the Brethren. Conrad Becher. Online image 11 of 490. Notes of Preacher William H. Craumer, York, Manchester, Liverpool Circuit.

16 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Schuylkill County, Tremont Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1181 Page: 1105.

17 Library of Congress - Chronicling America Historic Newspapers (http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov), http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86053634/1884-12-10/ed-1/seq-2/;words=Beacher.

18 Ancestry.com, U.S., Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index, 1850-1880 (Ancestry.com Operations Inc), 1880, ID 197_19551. Conrad Becher.



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