Samuel Eaholtz
(1821-1898)
Elizabeth Magdalena Rex
(1826-1855)
Martha Savilla Eicholtz
(1849-1939)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. George Calvin Beecher

Martha Savilla Eicholtz 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 9 Jan 1849, Bendersville, Adams, PA 6 7 8 9 10
  • Christened: 17 Jun 1849, Bendersville, Adams, PA 10
  • Marriage (1): George Calvin Beecher on 25 Jun 1868 in , Adams, PA 1
  • Died: 11 May 1939, Evanston, Cook, IL at age 90 7 9 11
  • Buried: 15 May 1939, York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 7 9 12

   Other names for Martha were Martha Sevilla Eaholtz,6 7 13 Martha Seville Eaholtz and Martha Savilla Earholtz.14

  Noted events in her life were:

1. She appeared on the census in 1850 in Butler Twp., Adams, PA. 8 The 1850 census recorded Samuel Eiholtz, blacksmith, 29, living with wife Elizabeth, 24; and daughter Martha, 1. Also in the home is Samuel Beam, blacksmith, 19, and Singleton Chronister, blacksmith, 19. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. Next door is Samuel's brother, John Eiholtz, wagon maker, 34, with his family.

2. She appeared on the census in 1870 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 15 George C. Beecher, wagon maker, 23, was living with wife Martha, 21, and Clara, 1. Next door is Alexander Bucher [Beecher], 32, carpenter, and his wife, Catherine, 28, and Ella, 7. George had no real estate value, but Alexander's was valued at $1,700. Everyone was born in Pennsylvania. The post office is Gettysburg.

3. She appeared on the census in 1880 in Franklin Twp., Adams, PA. 16 Calvin Beecher, wheel wright, 34, was living with wife Martha S., 31; Clara A., 11; Edward S., 9; Annie, 7; and Daisy E., 2. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

4. She appeared on the census in 1900 in York, York, PA. 6 George C. Beecher, wood worker, 54 born Jan 1846, was living with his wife of 32 years, Martha, 51, born Jan 1849. She had 6 children, 5 still living in 1900. Also living in their home: son Nevin G., 12, born Mar 1888; and daughter Grace E., 11, born Oct 1888. EVeryone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. George owned his home at 665 Plank Rd. in York city.

5. She appeared on the census in 1910 in York, York, PA. 17 The 1910 census recorded at 317 College Avenue: George C. Beecher, woodworker auto factory, 64, living with wife Martha S., 61; and daughter Edith G., 19. Everyone and their parents were born in Pennsylvania. Martha had been married to George for 42 years and birthed 6 children, 5 alive in 1910.

6. She appeared on the census in 1930 in Evanston, Cook, IL. 18 The 1930 census recorded renting sat 821 Elmwood Avenue: Martha S. Beecher, widow, 81, living with daughter Edith G., insurance clerk real estate, single, 35. They and their parents were born in Pennsylvania.

7. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: "Mrs. Purd A. Geesey, 326 South George street and Mrs. E. A. Schriver, 245 South Pine street, left Saturday for Chicago, to visit their mother , Mrs. Martha S. Beecher.", 4 Aug 1936, York, York, PA. 19

8. Obituary: Hanover Evening Sun: Obituary of Mrs. Martha S. Beecher on 12 May 1939 in Hanover, York, PA. 11 Mrs. Martha S. Beecher, widow of George Calvin Beecher, died at 5 o'clock last evening at the home of her daughter, Miss E. Grayce Beecher, Evanston, Ill. She was 90 years old. Surviving are five children, two step-brothers, M. C. and Charles Eicholtz, Arendtsville, and three step-sisters, including Mrs. Amos Sheeley, Arendtsville. The body will be taken to York for interment.

9. Obituary: Gettysburg Times: obituary of Mrs. Martha S. Beecher on 13 May 1939 in Gettysburg, Adams, PA. 20 Mrs. Martha S. Beecher, widow of George Calvin Beecher, died Thursday evening at the home of her daughter, Miss E. Grayce Beecher, Evanston, Illinois. She was 90 years old.
Surviving are these children: Dr. S. E. Beecher, Wilmette, Illinois; Mrs. P. A. Geesey and Mrs. E. A. Schriver, both of York; Dr. G. N. Beecher and Miss E. Grayce, both of Evanston, Illinois; three step-brothers, Dr. Robert Eicholtz, Syracuse, New York; M. C. Eicholtz and Charles Eicholtz, both of Arendtsville, and three step-sisters, Mrs. Amos Sheely, Arendtsville; Mrs. Sarah Leidig, Harrisburg, and Mrs. Anna Jingle, Cleveland, Ohio.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

10. Newspaper: Gazette and Daily: funeral of Mrs. Martha Beecher, 16 May 1939, York, York, PA. 12 Funeral services for Mrs. Martha S. Beecher, who died last Thursday at the residence of her daughter, Miss E. Grayce Beecher, at Evanston, Ill., were held yesterday morning at 10:30 o'lock at the Guy B. Creep Funeral home, 49 East Market street. Rev. Dr. Allan S. Meck, pastor of Trinity First Reformed church, officiated. Teh pallbearers were John Geesey, George Wagner, Robert Fluhrer, Beecher Dubs, John Paules and G. W. Nickol. Floral tributes were so numerous that four cars were required to carry them to Prospect Hill cemetery, where interment was made.


Martha married George Calvin Beecher, son of Samuel M. Beecher and Sarah Ann Matilda Wagoner, on 25 Jun 1868 in , Adams, PA.1 (George Calvin Beecher was born on 15 Jan 1846 in Beechersville, Adams, PA 6 21 22 23 24, christened on 28 Apr 1846 in Arendtsville: Arendtsville Union Church (Zion Lutheran and Trinity Reformed; Arents Church), Adams, PA,21 died on 18 Jul 1916 in York, York, PA 22 23 24 25 26 and was buried on 21 Jul 1916 in York: Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, PA 22 23 24 26.)


Sources


1 Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, PA), Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, 26 June from Adams Co. card file.

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

3 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 41307. Daisy Elizabeth Schriver. Father Calvin Beecher. Mother Martha Eicholtz. Spouse Elmer A. Schriver.

4 The York Dispatch (York, PA), 23 Feb 1985, obituary of E. Grayce Beecher.

5 York County History Center (250 E Market St, York, PA 17403 https://www.yorkhistorycenter.org/), Newpaper clipping for Mrs. Nora A Geesey found in library's Beecher surname folder, newspaper name not cited.

6 1900 United States Census, Pennsylvania, York County, York, Series: T623 Roll: 1503 Page: 291.

7 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=97576104.

8 1850 United States Census, Year: 1850; Census Place: Butler, Adams, Pennsylvania; Roll: M432_743; Page: 1B; Image: 8.

9 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 13 May 1939, page 3. Obituary of Martha S. Beecher.

10 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985, PA > Adams > York Springs > Lutheran > Holy Trinity Lutheran. Printed page 112, online image 280. Martha Eicholtz b. 9 Jan 1849 baptized 117 Jun 1849 at Bender's Church in Bendersville, father Samuel, mother Elisabeth.

11 The Evening Sun (Hanover, Pennsylvania) (Hanover, York, Pennsylvania.), 12 May 1939, page 4. Obituary of Martha S. Beecher.

12 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 16 May 1939, page 3. Funeral of Mrs. Martha Beecher.

13 History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania (Warren, Beers & Co; Chicago, IL; 1886), Pages 353-354.

14 FamilySearch.org, Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947, (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/N34V-FN1 George Calvin Beecher in entry for Samuel E. Beecher, 06 Jun 1943.

15 1870 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, Series: M593 Roll: 1289 Page: 109.

16 1880 United States Census, Pennsylvania, Adams County, Franklin Township, Family History Library Film 1255085, NA Film Number T9-1085 Page 27A.

17 1910 United States Census, Year: 1910; Census Place: York Ward 6, York, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1435; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0121; FHL microfilm: 1375448.

18 1930 United States Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Evanston, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 499; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 2121; Image: 839.0; FHL microfilm: 2340234.

19 The Gazette and Daily (York, PA) (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 4 Aug 1936, page 2.

20 Gettysburg Times (Gettysburg, PA), 13 May 1939, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Martha S. Beecher.

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

22 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=62403456.

23 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 76040. George C. Beecher. Father Samuel Beecher, mother Matilda Wagner.

24 Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012 (Pennsylvania Veterans Burial Cards, 1777-2012. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau of Archives and History. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.), Beecher, George C. 1846-1916.

25 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 .), Beecher, George C. Death certificate # 76040, died York, 18 Jul 1916. http://www.health.state.pa.us/indices/indices%20-%20death/1916%20Death/D-16%20A-B.pdf.

26 The York Daily (York, York, Pennsylvania.), 19 Jul 1916, page 8. George C. Beecher Dies.



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