George Beecher
(1795-1878)
Anna Margaret Witter
(1799-1891)
George Frederick Pflieger
(1791-)
Hannah Mellinger
Phillip Beecher
(1830-1893)
Mary M. Flieger
(1830-1906)
John Simon Beecher
(1860-1943)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Carrie Irene Gilbert

John Simon Beecher 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

  • Born: 23 Oct 1860, Hays Grove, Cumberland, PA 3 7 13 14
  • Marriage (1): Carrie Irene Gilbert on 8 Sep 1887 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA 1
  • Died: 4 Jul 1943, Newville, Cumberland, PA at age 82 6 7 13 15
  • Buried: 8 Jul 1943, Newville: Newville Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 7 13 15

  Burial Notes:

Buried in Block 32 #33.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. He appeared on the census in 1870 in Southampton Township, Cumberland, PA. 16 The 1870 census recorded John Beecher, 9, living in the household of Joseph Bomberger Jr. (indexed in census as Bomleiger or Bomlerger as handwriting is not clear), 22, farmer, which included his mother, Sarah, 63; Fanny, 25; and Susan, 19. Also in the home is farm worker Charles Parker, 25, mulatto. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania except Charles in Virginia. Joseph Bomberger's farm is valued at $20,100. The post office was Shippensburg. [Note: Rev. Joseph Bomberger Sr. headed this household a year earlier, having died in Feb 1869. Why 9-year-old John Beecher lived here raises questions of whether Beecher's attended Bomberger's Mennonite church, or were somehow related. In 1870 John Beecher's father Philip lived some distance away east of Walnut Bottom.]

2. He appeared on the census in 1880 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 17 The 1880 census recorded John Beecher, works on farm, 19, single, living in the household of Joseph Widders, farmer, 47, with Joseph's family: Elisabeth, 51; John N. M., 20; Anna L., 13; and Burdilla I., 5. Also in the home is housekeeper Emma J. Koontz, 14. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania except Joseph's mother in Maryland.

3. Mt. Pleasant Church of the Brethren record book (1877-1926) lists on image 16: John S. Beecher and Carrie I. Beecher, 16 Dec 1894 Confessioners on 16 Dec 1894 in Chambersburg, Franklin, PA. 18

4. He appeared on the census in 1900 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 3 John S. Beecher, farmer, 39, born Oct 1860, was married for 13 years to Carrie I., 30, Feb 1870. She had birthed 6 children, all alive in 1900: Mary M., 12, Feb 1888; Priscilla M., 10, May 1890; Ella M., 7, Dec 1892; Edna R., 4, Jul 1895; John R., 2, Feb 1898; and David H., 3 months, Feb 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

On the next page is his brother, Samuel J. Beecher, farmer, 37, Oct 1862; He was married 6 years to Emily R., 27, Feb 1873, and she had birthed no children. Living with them are Samuel's children by his first wife: Harry J., 13, May 1887; Edward C., 10, Sep 1889; and Samuel M., 10, Jan 1890. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

5. He appeared on the census in 1910 in Newton Twp., Cumberland County, PA. 19 The 1910 Census recorded in Newton: John S. Beecher, farmer, 49, living with wife Carrie J., 40; and their children: Mary M.; 21; Elle M., 17; Ruth E., 14; Raymond J., 12; Herman D., 10; Viola C., 8; Harold S., 4 (actually is Arnold S.); and Paul E., 4 months. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania.

6. He appeared on the census in 1920 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 20 The 1920 census recorded John S. Beecher, farmer, 59, living with wife Carrie I., 49; daughter Colla M., 26; Ruth E., 23; John R., 21; Viola C., 17; Arnold S., 14; Paul E., 11; and Earl, S., 9. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Newspaper: Evening News: "Mr. And Mrs. John Beecher received an announcement of the birth of a granddaughter at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Marshall Kough, at Churchtown, August 19.", 27 Aug 1921, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 21

8. He appeared on the census in 1930 in Penn Twp., Cumberland, PA. 22 The 1930 census recorded John S. Beecher, farmer, 69, living with wife Carrie I., 60; and daughter Ella M., 36, single.

9. Newspaper: Harrisburg Telegraph: Shiremanstown Notes, 15 Jan 1931, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 23 Mr. and Mrs. Herman D. Beecher, and daughter Jean L. Beecher, visited at Centerville with Mr. and Mrs. John Beecher, Sr., and at Newville with Mrs. Mary Wood and family.

10. Residence: on 15 Aug 1937 in Hays Grove, Cumberland, PA. 24

11. Residence: on 15 Aug 1937 in Hockersville, Cumberland, PA. 11

12. Residence: "John Simon Beecher" signed as the informant on wife Carrie's death certificate, listing his address as R.D. 1, Newville, Pa. On 15 Aug 1937 in Newville, Cumberland, PA. 8

13. He appeared on the census in 1940 in Newville, Cumberland, PA. 25 The 1940 census recorded two Beecher families as close neighbors on Rural Delivery route 1 in Newville:

John Beecher, widowed, 80, was living with his daughter, Ella Beecher, 46; son Paul, bulldozer operator, 30; daughter Winifred, 10; and son Glenn, 9. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. [Note: Winified and Glen are the children of Paul, and John is their grandfather. Their mother is living alone in Shippensburg in 1940.]

Samuel Beecher, 34, was living with wife Elizabeth D., 34; Leona, 13; Gerald, 12; Margaret, 9; Richard, 7; Mary, 4; Joan, 1. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. No one had an occupation listed.

14. Newspaper: Harrisburgh Telegraph: bequests in will of David E. Snoke, 3 May 1940, Harrisburg, Dauphin, PA. 26 A bequest of $50 is made to the Hays Grove United Brethren Church by the will of David E. Snoke, Penn township. Mrs. Emily Beecher was given $1000 outright and the use of a house in Centerville for life. A bequest of $100 was left Harry J. Beecher and the balance of the estate was bequeathed in equal shares to John S. Beecher, Edward F. Beecher, Mrs. Rebecca J. Pechart and heirs of Samuel J. Beecher.

15. Cause of Death: cerebral hemorrage, arteriosclerosis., 4 Jul 1943, Newville, Cumberland, PA. 7

16. Obituary: Shippensburg News-Chronicle: obituary of John S. Beecher on 9 Jul 1943 in Shippensburg, Cumberland, PA. 15 John S. Beecher, 82, died Sunday at his home on Newville R. R. 1. He was a member of the Hays Grove United Brethren Church.
He is survived by nine children, Mrs. Pearl Baughman, Mechanicsburg R. R. 2; Miss Ella Beecher, at home; Mrs. Vila Russell, Honeybrook; Mrs. Ruth Kough, Plainfield; John R. Beecher, Chicopee Falls, Mass.; Herman D. Beecher, Wormleysburg; Samuel A. Beecher, Newville R. R. 1; Pvt. Paul Beecher, Camp Wheeler, Ga., and Earl S. Beecher, Dickinson; 29 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Rebecca Pechart, Newville R. R. 1.
Services were held at the home Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock with the Rev. Charles Miller, Oakville, officiating. Burial was made in the Newville cemetery.


John married Carrie Irene Gilbert, daughter of Henry David Gilbert and Martha Susan McLaughlin, on 8 Sep 1887 in Carlisle, Cumberland, PA.1 (Carrie Irene Gilbert was born in Feb 1870 in Centerville, Cumberland, PA,3 14 27 died on 15 Aug 1937 in Hockersville, Cumberland, PA 24 27 28 29 and was buried on 18 Aug 1937 in Newville: Newville Cemetery, Cumberland, PA 8 24 27 29.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFWZ-GVM John Beecher and Carrie Gilbert, 1887.

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

3 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Cumberland County, Penn Township, Series: T623 Roll: 1400 Page: 12-13.

4 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFW6-QS9 John R. Beecher and Verna E. Moore, 1919.

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.), Certificate 43215. Mary Martha Beecher. Father J S Beecher, mother Carrie Gilbert.

6 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 63045, John S. Beecher.

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.), Death Certificate 63045. John Simon Beecher. Father Philip Beecher. Mother Maria Fliger.

8 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 77788. Carrie Irene Beecher. Father Henry Gilbert. Mother Martha McLaughan.

9 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 082814-61. Pearl Mae Baughman. Father John S. Beecher. Mother Carrie Gilbert. Spouse Owen W. Baughman.

10 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 4 Nov 1975, page 2. Obituary of Earl S. Beecher.

11 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 16 Aug 1937, page 3. Obituary of Mrs. John S. Beecher.

12 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 4 Nov 1975, page 3. Golden Anniversary of Mr. Mrs. Samuel A. Beecher.

13 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87421802.

14 FamilySearch.org, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VFSZ-C7M Herman D. Beecher and Anna L. Woods, 1922.

15 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 9 Jul 1943, page 2. Obituary of John S. Beecher.

16 1870 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZGF-RMT John Beecher in household of Joseph Bomleiger, Pennsylvania, United States; citing p. 35, family 275.

17 1880 United States Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1122; Family History Film: 1255122; Page: 372A; Enumeration District: 083; Image: 0548.

18 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 284. PA > Adams > Mount Pleasant > Church of the Brethren. Online image 16.

19 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MG84-XLC John S Beecher, Newton, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; citing sheet 7A, family 143, NARA microfilm publication T624, FHL microfilm 1375348.

20 1920 United States Census, Year: 1920; Census Place: Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.

21 Harrisburg Evening News, Harrisburg, PA, 27 Aug 1921, page 4.

22 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Penn, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2025; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0038; Image: 478.0; FHL microfilm: 2341759.

23 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 15 Jan 1931, page 8.

24 Shippensburg News-Chronicle (Shippensburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania.), 17 Aug 1937, page 1. Obituary of Mrs. John Beecher.

25 1940 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KQFH-SDQ John Beecher, Penn Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 21-46, sheet 5B, family 85, NARA digital publication T627, roll 3479.

26 (Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania.), 3 May 1940, page 10. Valley Estates.

27 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87421806.

28 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 77788, Carrie I. Beecher.

29 The Valley Times-Star (Newville, PA), 19 Aug 1937, page 1. Obituary of Carrie I. Beecher.



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