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IN PURSUIT OF ISAAC BEELER                                                                           

ISAAC BEELER: [1]               Beeler Album         Lawsuit                                                                              
son of unknown
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
     JANE HUGHES
     daughter of unknown
     Born: 24 February 1788 Sullivan Co., TN
     Died: 9 May 1860 Lee Co., IA
     Burial: Beeler Cemetery Lee Co., IA

CHILDREN OF ISAAC AND JANE:

      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
     MARIA BLAUFUS
     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

CHILD OF ISAAC AND MARIA:

    1. Abraham Lincoln Beeler + Ella McMillian

SOURCES:
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 2011
Questions:    In May of 2010 new information surfaced that has caused many questions concerning the parentage of Isaac Beeler.   Upon further research, I have found no new data that proves the parentage of Isaac Beeler.   However, there are those on the internet who have now listed him as the son of John Valentine Beeler and Mary Turney Beeler.  Some have even changed his birth date to 1775 to make him fit into the family of John Valentine Beeler and Mary Turney Beeler.   When questioned as to how they came to this conclusion, no one could produce documentation that Isaac Beeler born 1783 is the son of John Valentine Beeler and Mary Turney Beeler.    Several researchers list an Isaac Beeler born 1775 as the son of this couple.   Several other researchers do not list an Isaac in this family.  This couple is of an age where they could be the parents of Isaac Beeler born 1783.   However, the will of John Valentine Beeler which someone abstracted, does not list an Isaac as son.  I have not, as yet, obtained a copy of the original document.   One person even stated, 'they had found thirteen incidents on the internet, where Isaac Beeler is listed as the son of John Valentine Beeler and Mary Turney Beeler so it must be true'.  They could not produce any documentation showing proof of parentage though.  Another person who had placed the information on the internet removed it when I sent the documentation I had on Isaac Beeler born 1783 and requested his documentation proving parentage of Isaac Beeler born 1783.    The placement of data on the internet does not prove who the parents of Isaac Beeler are.  Until a document is produced stating he is their son, one can not say it is a fact.   This is a works in progress.    I continue to search for the parents of Isaac Beeler.     I have spent nineteen  years researching Isaac Beeler and his descendants and I look forward to discovering proof of his parentage.   If you are researching this line and are aware of the location of documents that prove the parentage of Isaac Beeler please contact me.   Until then I remain  "IN PURSUIT OF ISAAC BEELER".

Disclaimer:
There are those who feel Jane Hughes Beeler is the daughter of Thomas Hughes and Martha Dinsmore.  However, there is no documented proof that she is their daughter.  There is a listing for a Jean Hughes as their daughter with the same date and place of birth as Jane Hughes Beeler.   It must be proven that she is their daughter....  a matching date and place of birth without documented proof does not make her their daughter.   I suspect she could be their daughter, but I have not been able to establish documented proof of my theory.   If you have a Bible record, probate or will for Thomas or Martha Dinsmore Hughes that lists a Jane Beeler as their daughter please contact me. Thank you.

CENSUS RECORDS:
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.




LAND RECORDS:

“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

LEE CO., IA:
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


PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION:
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...”

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