John Mahan
(1827-1910)
Mary E. Hogentogler
(1841-1925)
Bertha V. Mahan
(1865-1917)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. John Henry Beecher

2. Gotwalt

Bertha V. Mahan 3 4 5

  • Born: 18 Aug 1865, , , PA 1 4 6
  • Marriage (1): John Henry Beecher on 1 Jan 1895 in Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA 1 2 3
  • Marriage (2): Gotwalt
  • Died: 5 Jul 1917, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA at age 51 4 5
  • Buried: 7 Jul 1917, Harrisburg: Harrisburg Cemetery, Dauphin, PA 4 5

   Another name for Bertha was Bertha Macken.1 6

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Hummelstown, Dauphin, PA. 7 The 1870 census recorded John Mahon, 42, living with wife Mary, 26; John, 8; Bertha, 4; and Fanny, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

2. She appeared on the census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 1 In the 1900 Census is listed John Beecher, age 38 born Jan 1862, married for 6 years to Bertha, 34, born Aug 1865. She had 3 children with 2 still living in 1900. He is a cigar maker. Living with them is Ward H, born July 1888; and Grace R. born Sep 1890 and John C. born Sep 1896. Everyone and everyone's parents were born in Pennsylvania.

3. Newspaper: Harrisburg Daily Independent: "New Cumterland: Mrs. Beecher, daughter Grace, and son John, of York, are spending several days with the former's parents, Mr. And Mrs. John Mahan, of River street.", 17 May 1901, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 8

4. Newspaper: Harrisburg Daily Independent: "New Cumterland: Mrs. Beecher, of York, Mrs. Frank Mahan, of Camden, N. J., and Mrs. Clarence Zarker, of Harrisburg, were guests of Mr. And Mrs. John Mahan, of River street, Sunday.", 3 Sep 1901, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 9

5. Newspaper: Harrisburg Daily Independent: "New Cumterland: Mrs. Beecher, of York, is visiting her parents, Mr. And Mrs. John Mahan.", 11 Apr 1902, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 10

6. Newspaper: Harrisburg Daily Independent: "New Cumterland: Mr. And Mrs. Beecher, of York, were guests of Mr. And Mrs. John Mahan, on Saturday.", 20 Mar 1905, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 11

7. She appeared on the census in 1910 in York, York, PA. 6 John Beacher [indexed in census as Beacher but handwriting can be Beecher], janitor, 45, was living with Bertha, 45, and John, 13. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

8. She was divorced on 31 Mar 1913 in York, York, PA. 3

9. Newspaper: York Daily: Divorce Cases: Divorces were granted to Bertha V. Beecher from John H. Beecher, 1 Apr 1913, York, York, PA. 3

10. Cause of Death: Bertha died at Pennsylvania State Lunatic Hospital in Harrisburg from paresis. She had been here since 11 Nov 1916., 5 Jul 1917, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 4

11. Obituary: Harrisburg Telegraph: obituary of Mrs. Bertha V. Gotwalt on 6 Jul 1917 in Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 5 DEATHS. GOTWALT. -- Died on July 5, 1917, Mrs. Bertha V. Gotwalt, in her 52d years. Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, from the home of her brother, H. S. Mahan, 1610 North Fifth street, to which relatives and friends are invited to attend without further notice. Interment, Harrisburg Cemetery. York papers, please copy.


Bertha married John Henry Beecher, son of Paris Epler Beecher and Rebecca Guth, on 1 Jan 1895 in Glen Rock: Emmanuel United Methodist Church, York, PA.1 2 3 The marriage ended in divorce on 31 Mar 1913. (John Henry Beecher was born on 14 Jan 1858 in Wrightsville, York, PA,12 13 14 died on 26 Jan 1927 in York, York, PA 13 14 15 and was buried on 29 Jan 1927 in New Freedom: New Freedom Cemetery, York, PA 13 14 15.)


Bertha next married Gotwalt.


Sources


1 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, York Ward 6, Roll 1503 Book 1, Page 49.

2 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFMV-G9V John H. Beecher and Bertha Macken, 01 Jan 1895; citing Seven Valley, York, Pennsylvania, United States; FHL microfilm 22142.

3 The York Daily (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 1 April 1913, page 10. Divorce of Bertha V. Beecher from John H. Beecher.

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 75490. Bertha Gotwalt. Father John Mahan. Mother Mary Hogentogler.

5 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 6 July 1917, page 19. Obituary of Mrs. Bertha V. Gotwalt.

6 1910 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Roll 1435 Book 1, Page 121b.

7 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZGV-CD9 John Mahon, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 11, family 87.

8 Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 17 May 1901, page 3.

9 Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 3 Sep 1901, page 8.

10 Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 11 Apr 1902, page 5.

11 Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 20 Mar 1905, page 4.

12 1860 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, Lower Windsor Township, Series: M653 Roll: 1201 Page: 502.

13 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 11624. John Henry Beecher. Father Paris E Beecher. Mother Rebecca Good.

14 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=149637292.

15 Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Ancestry.com. Original data: Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Historical Society of Pennsylvania.), Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 700. Trinity United Church of Christ, York, PA. Image 443 of 460. Burial of John Henry Beecher.



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