BEECHER Family History

  Mrs. Edward Beecher (Maude Emma Hasty Beecher), 63, died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 27, 1952 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital, Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois after a lingering illness.She was brought to the Easton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Anchor. Burial will be in the St Johns Lutheran Church cemetery; Rev. Carl Grabeman will officiate. She was born June 8, 1888 at Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, a daughter of Robert and Nealy Doane Hasty. She married February 21, 1906 at […] Read more »

BEECHER Family History

William C Beecher, 61, Gibson City died at 6:25 a.m. Sunday at Gibson Community Hospital, where he had been a patient two days. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, near Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, with the Rev. Alexander Youck officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the Lamb Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Monday. The body will be taken to the church at noon Tuesday. He was born June 17, 1905, near Anchor, McLean County, Illinois, a son of Henry and Margaret Schroeder Beecher. He never married. He leaves two […] Read more »

BOSWORTH Family HIstory

BOSWORTH, Joseph P (JOS P), proprietor Bosworth House; P O Metamora; was born in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, November 25, 1803. He was raised a farmer; married November 12, 1826, to Miss Bertha Barns, who was born in Plymouth, Connecticut,  September  18, 1791. They had eight children, the following of whom are living —Catherine, Angeline, Mills H, Alphonzo, Mary E and Dwight.  In 1842, he removed to the State of New York, and four years later to Erie County, Pennsylvania, where he engaged in  the  hotel  business  and  farming. Here he resided until 1858, when he removed to Wright County, Minnesota, […] Read more »

BROWN Family History

BROWN, ADAM, of the firm of Christ & Brown, manufacturers of wagons and carriages; P.O. El Paso; was born near Dayton, Ohio, December 11, 1838; when he was about four years of age, his  father’s family removed to Miami County,  Indiana, where he lived until 1856; he then come to Washington, Tazewell County, Illinois, and resided there until he came to El Paso, Woodford County, Illinois, in 1875; he was married December 12, 1865, to Miss Salome Tobias, of El Paso; they have three children — Benj.  F,  Albertus B and Lottie Read more »

BROWN Family History

BROWN, W P (Welcome Palmer), attorney at law and farmer; was born in Otsego County, New York, April 3, 1812; his father died when he was a child, leaving him but a limited patrimony; he received an academic education at Bridgewater, New York, and at the age of 19 years began the study of law, and came to Illinois in 1833; he was admitted to the bar in Jacksonville the same year, and settled in Bloomington and began to practice law. He served several terms as Justice of the Peace and Probate Judge, and was Postmaster at Bloomington about seven […] Read more »