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The Tie That Binds

ABRAHAM  LINCOLN  BEELER: (2)
son of  Isaac Beeler and Maria Blaufus
Born: 14 July 1864 Lee Co., IA
Died: 9 July 1936  Hennepin Co., MN Cert. ID# 1936-MN-022311
Burial: Lakewood Cemetery Hennepin Co., MN
Married: 21 July 1886 Jefferson Co., IA Bk.?, page 254
     ELLA McMILLIAN
     daughter of William Henry Mc Millian and Mary E. Hoover
     Born: 25 September 1864 IA
     Died: 6 April 1926  Hennepin Cert. ID# 1926-MN-005417
     Burial:  Lakewood Cemetery Hennepin Co., MN

CHILD OF ABRAHAM AND ELLA:
1. Bessie M. Beeler + Jay R. Broom 
    No issue has been documented for this couple

When Isaac Beeler died, in 1872, nearly all of his children had moved away. The three who remained in Lee Co., IA were David Beeler, Martha Beeler Seeley and Abraham Beeler.  Nancy Beeler Newton was living in Crawfordsville, IN;  William Beeler was decease, his widow and children were living in Anderson Co., KS; Joseph Beeler and  Jesse Beeler were living in Crawford Co., KS;  Abraham Beeler was only 9 years old when Isaac died. Isaac had raised him alone since the death of Maria Blaufus Beeler. If you are a Blaufus researcher, who has information on Maria Blaufus, please contact me at the email address below. I am seeking information on her parents and when she came to this country.

According to the notes of Nancy S. Clapp, of  Boston, Abraham was living with David Beeler in 1873.

SOURCES:
Ella's parents and birth date source LDS online site.

1870 Harrison Twp., Lee Co., IA Federal Census
Enumeration date: 20 August 1870 Page: 157
Dwelling - Family 184 - 183
Ella Mc Millen is living with her mother, the families are neighbors.

Dwelling - Family 187 - 186
BALES, Isaac 86 M W Farmer 6840 250 TN
............, Abraham 7 M W IA

1880 Farmington Twp., Van Buren Co., IA Federal Census
ED: 34
Enumeration date: 17 June 1880 Page: 483D, line 15
Dwelling - Family 222 - 228
Living in the home of  Henry Hartrick. Abraham aged 16 years, listed as Boarder, Apprentice to Wagon Maker. Lists Isaac as born in Pennsylvania.

1880 Harrison Twp., Lee Co., IA Federal Census
ED: 9
Enumeration date: Page: 116A, line 11
Dwelling - Family 73 - 74
Ella is living with her mother.

1885 Iowa State Census
film roll # 1021488 #1
no enumeration date noted Page 227
51 - 52
Abraham Beeler 21 M S Wagon maker
Parentage (N, Native; F, Foreign)
Father N
Mother F
Subject to military duty
Entitled to vote

Abraham L. Beeler received his law degree (LLB) from Iowa Law School in 1890.
Graduation picture from Iowa Law College 1890. Row 3, 5th picture

1895 IA State Census not found
1895 MN State Census... not found yet
1897 Listed in Minneapolis City Directory

1900 Iowa City Twp., Johnson Co., IA Federal Census
Enumeration District: 83, sheet 7, line 30
Enumeration date: 7 June 1900 Page: 113A
Dwelling - Family 161 - 179
Abraham and Ella have been married 13 years, Ella has borne 1 child, 1 child living. However, there are no children listed in the household. Abraham is listed as a Lawyer

1910 Minnetonka Twp., Hennepin Co., MN Federal Census
Enumeration District: 213, sheet 9, line
Enumeration date: 27 April 1910 Page: 201A
Dwelling - Family 183 -185
Abraham and Ella have been married once, 24 years, Ella has borne 1 child, 1 child living. Bessie M. Beeler aged 22, single living in household.

1920 Minnetonka Twp., Hennepin Co., MN Federal Census
Enumeration District: 264, sheet 23, line 100
Enumeration date: 20 February 1920 Page: 220B
Dwelling - Family
Lists Isaac as born in Pennsylvania.

1930 Minnetonka Twp., Hennepin Co., MN Federal Census
ED: 293, sheet 7, line 12
Enumeration date: 12 April 1930 Page: 21A
Dwelling - Family 161 - 161
Abraham is listed as a widower. Abraham is listed as an attorney for the railroad. There is a servant, Ellan Evenson living in the household.

Minneapolis Tribune (morning edition)
Sat., 11 July 1936 issue, page 8
Obituary of A. L. Beeler

Minnesota Death Records:
BEELER, ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Cert ID # 1936-MN-022311
Date of Death: 07/09/1936
County of Death: HENNEPIN

BEELER, ELLA
Cert ID # 1926-MN-005417
Date of Death: 04/06/1926
County of Death: HENNEPIN

Blaufus family arriving in New York.  Here are the images of a portion of the passenger list. Also the 1880 census for George Blaufus.


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