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IN PURSUIT OF ISAAC BEELER                                                                           

ISAAC BEELER: [1]                                                                                                     
son of John Valentine Beeler and Mary Turney [proven by DNA research]
Born: 15 January 1783 / 10 December 1782 Sullivan Co., TN
Died: 16 February 1872 Harrison Township, Lee Co., IA
Burial: Beeler Cemetery, Harrison Township, Lee Co., IA
Married: 1] December 1808 Sullivan Co., TN
     daughter of Thomas Hughes and Martha Dinsmore [proven by DNA research]
     Born: 24 February 1788 Sullivan Co., TN
     Died: 9 May 1860 Lee Co., IA
     Burial: Beeler Cemetery Lee Co., IA


      1. Samuel Beeler
      2. John Beeler + Hannah Vail/Vale
      3. Molly Beeler [no data on her]
      4. Nancy Beeler + William Henry Newton
      5. William Beeler + Matilda Bartlett
      6. Martha Beeler + Eli Seeley
      7. Sarah Beeler + Andrew Weir
      8. Joseph Beeler + Margaret Gardner
      9. David Beeler + Mary Jane Harness
    10. Isaac Beeler, Jr.
    11. Jesse Beeler + 1] unknown
                             + 2] Martha Permelia Moore

Married: 2] 29/30 September 1862 Keokuk, Lee Co., IA Book 2,  page 116
     daughter of Johann Georg Blaufus and Wilhelmina Boecker
     Born: 30 January 1825 Ellerstadt, Bayern, Germany
     Died: 21 March 1865 Lee Co., IA
     Burial: Beeler Cemetery Lee Co., IA


    1. Abraham Lincoln Beeler + Ella McMillian

I have information on all of the children of Isaac and Jane Hughes Beeler who reached adulthood; and on the son of Isaac Beeler and Maria Blaufus Beeler.  If you are a descendant of one of Isaac's children by either of his wives, please contact me for information on his children and grandchildren. I have followed some lines to the present and have had contact with some present day descendants. All information is fully documented.  Be sure to look at the Beeler Album to see pictures and documents for this line.

Maria Blaufus Beeler's data obtained from Germany Births and Baptisms 1558 - 1898. The Blaufus family's immigration to this country on 6 July 1860 aboard the ship "American Union", is documented. Maria Blaufus' parents are buried in St. Peter's and St. Paul's Cemetery.

July 2016 DNA testing confirms parents of Issac Beeler and Jane Hughes.

1810 Federal Census BEELER, Isaac not found
Census records for most of the state of TN, for the year 1810 were lost
Extant records are for  Rutherford County and some of Grainger County TN
Source: "Map Guide to the U. S. Federal Censuses 1790 - 1920" by Thorndale and Dollarhide

Year: 1820 U S Census: , Wayne, Indiana, Page: 196; NARA Roll: M33_15; Image: 115. Listed in index as Bules, mircofilm plainly shows Beeler.

Year: 1830 U S Census: , Montgomery, Indiana; NARA Roll: M19-30; Family History Film: 0007719.

Year: 1840; Census Place: Township 68, Lee, Iowa Territory; Roll: 102; Page: 213; Image: 437; Family History Library Film: 0007790.

Year: 1850; Census Place: Division 28, Lee, Iowa; Roll: M432_186; Page: 378A; Image: 203.

Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.

Year: 1860; Census Place: Harrison, Lee, Iowa; Roll: M653_330; Page: 283; Image: 287; Family History Library Film: 803330. Jane is no longer listed in the household.

Year: 1870; Census Place: Harrison, Lee, Iowa; Roll: M593_403; Page: 157A; Image: 319; Family History Library Film: 545902. Isaac and Abraham age 7 are indexed as Bales.  Ella Mc Millen living with her mother, the families are neighbors.


“Montgomery County Indiana Original Entry Record Book 1821 - 1836"
page 41 Twp 19 Range 4

Section   Twp  R.   Acres     Date               Buyer               Patent
NW¼ 31     19  4    152.87    5 June 1823   Isaac Beeler    115/117
Sugar Creek runs thru the North West ¼ of Section 31, Township 19, Range 4

History: 1874 Atlas Index; Landowners, Lee County, Iowa
Beeler, A. Harrison Township; Beeler, D. Franklin Township; Beeler, D. Harrison Township; Beeler, S. Harrison Township

History: 1886 Lee County Fair Index; Lee County, Iowa
J. Beeler Livery & Feed Stable Donnellson

War of 1812 pension file on hand.

During our 1998 trip to Iowa to research the family of Isaac Beeler, I copied depositions regarding the lawsuit over Isaac’s estate.  In depositions concerning the estate of Isaac Beeler a physical description is found.   Abstracted from Jesse Beeler’s deposition:

“ He was over six feet high and his general weight was about 200 pounds when in health.... He was a man of good constitution stout and rugged and a very large man.... He had very little sickness to my knowledge–About 16 or 17 years ago he had a very severe spell of sickness but recovered his usual health & strength...”

Updated 8 July 2016      Contact Virginia L. Aldridge

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