James S. Gresh
(1826-1911)
Leah Fryer
(1831-1916)
Annie R. Gresh
(1860-1945)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Myers C. Beecher

Annie R. Gresh 2 3 4 5 6

  • Born: 25 May 1860, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 1 3 5 7
  • Marriage: Myers C. Beecher on 4 Feb 1882 in Pottstown: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA, USA 1
  • Died: 19 Jan 1945, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA at age 84 3 5 6 8 9
  • Buried: 25 Jan 1945, Pottstown: Pottstown Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 3 5

   Another name for Annie was Anna R. Gresh.1 7

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1860 in Pottsgrove Twp., Montgomery, PA. 7 The 1860 census recorded James Gresh, master carpenter, 34, living with wife Leah, 29; Sarah A., 7; Alfred, 5; and Anna R., 1 month old when the census was recorded on 1 June 1860. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office was Pottstown.

2. Newspaper: Reading Times: "Mr. Myers C. Beecher, of Philadelphia, and Miss Annie Gresh, of Pottstown, were married by Rev. D. K. Kepner, of Emmanuel Lutheran church, on Saturday evening last.", 7 Feb 1882, Reading, Berks, PA. 10

3. She appeared on the census in 1900 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 1 Myers Beecher, solicitor, 49, born Oct 1850, was married for 19 years to wife Anna R., 40, May 1860. She had birthed 5 children, 4 still alive: Alice L., 17, Jun 1882; Carrie H., 15, Sep 1884; Bertha A., 11, Aug 1888; and Irvin S., 8, Jul 1891. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Myers was renting the home at 248 N. Charlotte St.

4. She appeared on the census in 1910 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 2 Myers E. Beecher, 59, was married for 29 years to wife Annie, 59. She had birthed 6 children, 5 alive in 1910. With them were three: Bertha, 20; Irvin, 18; and Anna, 7. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. They were living at 248 Charlotte St in Pottstown.

5. Newspaper: Reading Times: "The will of Leah Gresh, of Pottstown, divides her estate equally between the daughters, Anna R. Beecher and Sallie A. Stichter, both of Pottstown. Myers C. Beecher and I. C. Stichter, sons-in-law, are executors.", 17 Jun 1916, Reading, Berks, PA. 11

6. She appeared on the census in 1920 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 12 The 1920 Census recorded at 248 Charlotte Street Myers C. Beecher, manufacturer of leases and envelopes, 69, living with wife Annie R., 69; Bertha A., 28; and Anna M., 17. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. She appeared on the census in 1930 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 13 The 1930 census recorded at renting a $4500 valued home at 248 Charlotte Street: Anna R. Beecher, widowed, 69, living with daughter Bertha A., saleslady shoe store, 34. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: "Mrs. Anna R. Beecher, 248 North Charlotte street, sent in a police complaint that milk money was stolen from the porch of her home yesterday morning. Her next door neighbor, Jesse Slonaker, reported theft of butter from his porch.", 18 May 1936, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 14

9. She appeared on the census in 1940 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 15 The 1940 census recorded owning the $3000 home at 248 Charlotte Street: Annie R. Beecher, widowed, 79, living with daughter Bertha, 48.

10. Cause of Death: influenza, 19 Jan 1945, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 5

11. She resided at 248 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA on 19 Jan 1945 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 5

12. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: obituary of Annie R. Beecher, 20 Jan 1945, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 16 Fallen Asleep.
Friday, Jan 19, 1945
BEECHER -- Annie R. Beecher, wife of the late Myers C. Beecher, aged 84 years, 7 months and 24 days. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral without further notice from her late home, 243 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, Pa., on Thursday, Jan 25, 1945, at 2 o'clock p. m. Interment in Pottstown East End cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening 7 to 8:30.

13. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: obituary of Mrs. Annie R. (Gresh) Beecher, 20 Jan 1945, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 6 Mrs. Annie R. (Gresh) Beecher, 84, or 248 North Charlotte Street, wife of the late Myers Beecher, died yesterday noon at her home after a short illness.
A native of Pottstown, she was the daughter of James and Leah (Fryer) Gresh and was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran church. She is survived by three sisters [error - should be daughters], Alice (widow of Dr. R. R.) Willoughby, Philadelphia; Anna (wife of Charles B.) Yost, Philadelphia, and Bertha A., at home.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the residence, 248 North Charlotte street, by the Rev. Luther A. Krouse. Interment will be in Pottstown East End cemetery.

14. Newspaper: Pottstown Mercury: Children Bequeathed Shares in $4750 Estate, 6 Mar 1945, Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 17 Norristown, March 5 -- Anne R. Beecher, Pottstown, who died Jan. 19 named three children, Alice L., Bertha A. and Anna M., equal benefiiaries of an estate valued at $4750.

15. She had an estate probated Pottstown Mercury: Probate Estate Notice for Annie R. Beecher on 10 Apr 1945 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA. 18 Pottstown Estate of Annie R. Beecher, late of the Borough of Pottstown, Montgomery County, deceased. Letters Testamentary on the above Estate having been granted to the undersigned all persons indebted to are requested to make Immediate payment, and those having legal claims, to present the same without delay to BERTHA A. BEECHER and ANNA M. YOST. Executrices 248 N. Charlotte St.. Pottstown.


Annie married Myers C. Beecher, son of William Herr Beecher Sr. and Elizabeth Mary Coleman, on 4 Feb 1882 in Pottstown: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Montgomery, PA, USA.1 (Myers C. Beecher was born on 27 Oct 1850 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA,1 19 20 21 died on 8 Mar 1921 in Pottstown, Montgomery, PA 20 21 and was buried on 12 Mar 1921 in Pottstown: Pottstown Cemetery, Montgomery, PA 20 21.)


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottstown Ward 8, Series: T623 Roll: 1445 Page: 109.

2 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottstown Ward 8, Series: T624 Roll: 1378 Page: 235.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=123654821.

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 82910. Irvin S. Beecher. Father Meyers C. Beecher. Mother Annie R. Gresh.

5 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 5305. Annie R. Beecher. Father James Gresh. Mother Leah Fryer. Spouse Myers C. Beecher.

6 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 20 Jan 1945, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. Annie R. (Gresh) Beecher.

7 1860 United States Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: Pottsgrove, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: M653_1145; Page: 501; Image: 508; Family History Library Film: 805145.

8 Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania, Death Indices (Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records, New Castle, PA, 16103. Online at http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/public_records/20686 .), Death Certificate 5305, Annie R. Beecher.

9 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 20 Jan 1945, page 9. Obituary of Annie R. Beecher.

10 Reading Times (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 7 Feb 1882, page 1. Pottstown Affairs.

11 Reading Times (Reading, Berks, Pernnsylvania.), 17 Jun 1916, page 6. News Notes of Busy Pottstown.

12 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MF1S-L24 Myers C Beecher, , Montgomery, Pennsylvania; citing enumeration district (ED) , sheet 14A, family 337, NARA microfilm publication T625, FHL microfilm 1821607.

13 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XHZW-5K7 Anna R Beecher, Pottstown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0124, sheet 1B, family 20, NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 2084.

14 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 18 May 1936, page 1.

15 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQC6-6ZF Annie R Beecher, Ward 8, Pottstown, Pottstown Borough, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 46-179, sheet 17B, family 408.

16 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 20 Jan 1945, page 9. Funeral of Annie R. Beecher.

17 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 6 Mar 1945, page 12.

18 Pottstown Mercury (Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania), 10 Apr 1945, page 11. Estate of Annie R. Beecher.

19 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Pottsgrove Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1378 Page: 254.

20 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=123654840.

21 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 28840. Myers C. Beecher, father Wm. Beecher, mother Elizabeth Coleman.



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