JOHN BEELER: 
son of Isaac Beeler and Jane Hughes
Born: circa 1811 Sullivan Co., TN or IN ?
Died: c. 1848 Lee Co., IA
Burial: Beeler Cemetery
Married: 12 February 1838 Fountain Co., IN Book 1, 1827-1839 [record is indexed as John Beedle; clearly shows Beeler]
Born: 1818 OH or IN ?
Died: 30 July 1881 IA
CHILDREN OF JOHN AND HANNAH:
*1. Julia Beeler b. 1836 Lee Co., IA d. 1847 Lee Co., IA
*2. Jacob Beeler
b. 1843 Lee Co., IA
d. 27 September 1920 Boise, Ada Co., ID
*3. Joseph Beeler + Grace Warner
*4. Samuel Beeler
b. 1847 Lee Co., IA
1840 Twp. 69 N, Range 6 W, Lee Co., IA Territoy Federal Census
Enumeration date: none noted Page 411, line 9
1 male 20 -30 years.............. 1 female < 5 years
...................................................... 1 female 15 - 20 years
...................................................... 1 female 20 - 30 years
1847 Van Buren Co., IA State Census Not listed. Need to check Lee Co., IA.
1850 Index Van Buren Co., IA Chequest Twp, page 360B
Dwelling - Family 41 - 41
BEALEN, Hannah..31..F..100...O [Ohio]
1852 Chequest Twp., Van Buren Co., IA State Census
Enumeration date: none noted Page: 59 Hannah Beeler
Van Buren Co., IA: Hannah Beeler to William Emrick 20 January 1853.
1860 Chequest Twp., Van Buren Co., IA,
Enumeration date: 27 July 1860 Page 542
Dwelling - Family 2200 - 2203
Jacob and Joseph Beeler are living in the home of William and Hannah Emrick
1870 Index Chequest Twp., Van Buren Co., IA, page 225
Enumerated: 7 June 1870 Page 225
Dwelling - Family 160 - 159
1880 Chequest Twp., Van Buren Co., IA Federal Census
Enumerated: 7 June 1880 Page: 9
Dwelling - Family 29 - 29
The depositions, in the lawsuit over Isaac Beeler's estate, listed John Beeler's death as about 1840 and stated he had no living heirs. When in fact the children of John Beeler and Hannah Vale Beeler are living, Joseph Beeler is living in Decatur Co., IA in 1870 and does not return to Van Buren Co., IA until 1875. His brother Jacob is alive, I have not located him on the 1870 census as yet. From the Deposition of William H. Newton: found in court records in Lee Co., IA. Listed the deceased children of Isaac Beeler and states William Beeler as having the only heirs to survive him.
The deposition of Nancy Beeler Newton (William's wife) gives the exact same data. The depositions of Martha Beeler Seeley and Eli Seeley give the exact same data.
*Robert Mc Keehan's info listed above [unsourced]. However, I have found that Robert has been correct on the data on this family. I do not know who his source was for the children of John and Hannah, but I expect he had one I have not found. There are still descendant of this couple living in Van Buren Co., IA.
After the death of John Beeler, Hannah Vale Beeler remarried:
daughter of unknown
Married: 2] 20 January 1853 Van Buren Co., IA
WILLIAM E. EMERICK
son of John Jacob Emerick and Susannah Rachael Henderson
Born: 26 August 1809 Butler Co., OH
Died: 5 November 1890 Virginia, Morgan Co., IL
If you are a Vale/Vail researcher and can tell me who the parents of Hannah Vail/Vale are, please contact me.
Updated 6 February 2012 Contact Virginia L. Aldridge