Hans Bernhardt Gilbert
(1724-1802)
Catherine Bender
(1728-1805)
Christian Fox
(1714-1795)
Maria Magdalena Rausch
(1726-1802)
Jacob Gilbert
(1756-1831)
Anna Margaretha Fox
(1769-1838)
Anna Maria Gilbert
(1797-1887)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
David Beecher

Anna Maria Gilbert 1 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 25 Apr 1797, Arendtsville, Adams, PA 7 8
  • Christened: 9 Jul 1797, Arendtsville: Arendtsville Union Church (Zion Lutheran and Trinity Reformed; Arents Church), Adams, PA 4
  • Marriage: David Beecher in York: Reformed Church, York, PA
  • Died: 30 Jul 1887, Beechersville, Adams, PA at age 90 8 9
  • Buried: Arendtsville: Fairview Cemetery, Adams, PA

   Other names for Anna were Anna Mary Gilbert and Mary Gilbert.7 10 11

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1800 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 12 Name:Jacob Gilbert
Home in 1800: Franklin, Adams, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:2
Free White Persons - Males - 26 thru 44:1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:3
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:2
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:1
Number of All Other Free Persons:1

2. She appeared on the census in 1810 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 13 Name:Jacob Gilbert
Home in 1810 (City, County, State):Franklin, Adams, Pennsylvania
Free White Persons - Males - Under 10:2
Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15:2
Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 25:1
Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over:1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 10:2
Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15:1
Free White Persons - Females - 16 thru 25:1
Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44:1
Number of Household Members Under 16:7
Number of Household Members Over 25:2
Number of Household Members:11

3. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 7 David Beecher, merchant, 56, was living with wife Mary, 53. Also with them was Archibald Wilson, clerk, 63; and Mary Weigle, 19. His real estate was worth $20,000 making him wealthy by comparison to others. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

His next neighbor is John Hoover, tanner, 37, living with Sophia, David Beecher's daughter, 28, and their children: Amelia, 9; daughter Georgeanna, 6; son Lisle, 4; and Mary, 1. Also in their home is Sarah Rufsell, 20, and Samuel Blythe, 7.

The next neighbor is David Beecher's son Samuel Beecher, laborer, 29; wife Matilda, 25; Calvin, 5; David, 3; Charles, 1 month old when the census was recorded on 13 Aug 1850. Also living with them: David Geyer, manufacturer, 23; and Sara Lower, 16. Samuel has no real estate value suggesting he is living on his father's land. Everyone in all families were born in Pennsylvania.

4. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 10 David Beecher, 66, was living with wife Mary, 63. David's real estate was worth $5,000 and personal estate $4,500. Both were born in Pennsylvania.

Listed just above them on the census page is the household of Samuel Beecher, 40, paper maker, living with wife Sarah A. M., 35; Mary E., 16; George C., 14; David H., 11; Charles F., 11; Clara J., 8; Samuel B., 5; Sarah A., 1. Also in the home is Mathias Waller, 23, occupation "hireling", and Amanda Bunnell, 18, help. Samuel's real estate was worth $4,000 and personal estate $400. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

5. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 14 The 1870 Census recorded David Beecher, age 76, retired manufacturer. He is living with wife Mary, 73; Catherine Saltzgiver,40, who is David's daughter; 13-year old Henry Shank, Catherine's son by her first husband; and Charles Saltzgiver, 7, Catherine's son by her second husband. David's real estate is valued at $4,800 and his possessions at $1,000. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Arendtsville.

6. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 15 Anna Beecher, 83, widow, was living with daughter Catharine, 52, widow. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Neighbors were Peter Cary and Susana, 22; and Franklin Slaybaugh and Rachael, 55.

7. Her obituary was published in the Gettysburgh Truth on 13 Aug 1887 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. Anna Mary Beecher, wife of David Beecher, died 7/30/1887, 99 years, 3 months, 4 days.

8. Magazine: The Pennsylvania-German Vol. 10: Documentation of Gilbert-Fox-Beecher graves, 1909, Lititz, Lancaster, PA. 8 In 1909, N.A. Gobrecht Altoona, Pa., a descendant of Jacob Gilbert and son-in-law David Beecher, visited his Gilbert, Fox, and Beecher ancestors' graves in Arendtsville, and documented the cemetery in Volume 10 of the Pennsylvania-German magazine entitled "Paper VI, Tombstone Inscriptions of Persons Born Prior to 1800 and Past 16 years at Death at Arendtsville, Adams County, Pa."

Part I in Old Reformed and Lutheran Graveyard

1. Beecher, Elizabeth; n. Keplinger; wf. John Beecher; d. Aug 14, 1845. Aged 90 y.
2. Beecher, John; d. Nov 14, 1838. Aged 90 y. 2 m. "A soldier of the Revolution."
(list continues)
10. Fox, Christian: d. Feb 17, 1795. Aged 81 y.
11. Fox, Magdalena: d. Dec 9, 1802. Aged 76 y.
12. Fox, John Jacob: d. Nov. 2., 1828. Aged 58 y. 4 m. 2 d.
(list continues)
15. Gilbert, Jacob; d. Feb 9, 1831. Aged 74 y. 7 m. 11 d.

Part III Bodies exhumed from the old graveyard and reinterred in "Fairview Cemetery" at Arendtsville, Pa.
(partial list shown here)
4. Beecher, David; d. April 13, 1880. Aged 86 y. 7 m. 5 d.
5. Beecher, Anna Mary Gilbert; d. July 30, 1887. Aged 90 y. 3 m. 4 d.

Gobrecht stated: "This graveyard was started by the pioneer settlers in the year 1780. There are over 1200 graves, over which there are no stones or markers, many of these having been broken off or pulled out by vandal hands to be piled up, with few exceptions in the corner of the old graveyard. The names of many of the dead are still preserved in the living descendants. We are informed that no parish record antedating 1870 is extant. "


Anna married David Beecher, son of John Beecher and Elizabeth Keplinger, in York: Reformed Church, York, PA. (David Beecher was born on 8 Sep 1793 in Straban Twp., Adams, PA,7 8 died on 13 Apr 1880 in Arendtsville, Adams, PA 8 16 17 and was buried in Arendtsville: Fairview Cemetery, Adams, PA.). The cause of his death was Died of a fever.


Sources


1 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of November 13, 2005).

2 Records of Sharon Swope (http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=nickol).

3 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index (R) (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, data as of December 2, 2005).

4 Arendtsville Union Church (Zion Lutheran and Trinity Reformed; Arents Church), Adams County, Pennsylvania.

5 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 671. PA > Adams > St. James Evangelical Lutheran. Baptism of Samuel Bücher, father David, mother Maria.

6 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.), 1988 1 Jun, page 2A. My Early Ancestors 98.

7 1850 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, Series: Series: M432 Roll: 743 Page: 12.

8 N. A. Gobrecht, "Paper VI, Tombstone Inscriptions of Persons Born Prior to 1800 and Past 16 years at Death at Arendtsville, Adams County, Pa.," The Pennsylvania-German, Volume 10, 1909; Page 98. Online free at Google Books: http://books.google.com/books?id=cdMwAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA98-IA5#v=onepage&q&f=false

9 The Sentinel, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 9 Aug 1887.

10 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1057 Page: 3-4.

11 The Republican Compiler, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 19 Jul 1881, page 2. Orphan's Court Legal notice headlined Jacob Gilbert defining Gilbert/Saltzgiver/Beecher relationships.

12 1800 United States Census, Year: 1800; Census Place: Franklin, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: 35; Page: 481; Image: 17; Family History Library Film: 363338.

13 1810 United States Census, Year: 1810; Census Place: Franklin, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: 44; Page: 83; Image: 0193670; Family History Library Film: 00049.

14 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1289 Page: 15.

15 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Butler Township, Family History Library Film 1255085, NA Film Number T9-1085 Page 58A.

16 The Sentinel, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 19 Aug 1880.

17 The Sentinel, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 22 April 1880.



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