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The Tie That Binds

son of Isaac Beeler and Jane Hughes
Born: 1 March 1826 Montgomery Co., IN
Died: 20 July 1894 Brazilton, Crawford Co., KS
Burial: Brazilton Cemetery Crawford Co., KS
Married: 25 February 1855 Dover, Lee Co., IA Bk. 2, page 64
     daughter of Jess Gardner and Mary Jane Mc Cleen
     Born: 27 July 1836 Washington Co., PA (1833 by 1900 census)
     Died: 17 August 1929 Thompson Falls, Sanders Co., MT
     Burial: Thompson Falls, Sanders Co., MT


    1. Mary Jane Beeler + John Erler
    2. Sarah Louise Beeler + John L. Hardesty
    3. Nancy Ella Beeler + Mark Zacariah Mc Keel
    4. Francis Siegel Beeler + Sarah Rebecca Brown (Sadie)
    5. Ida Bell Beeler
         b. 1 October 1865 Dover, Lee Co., IA
         d. 22 May 1894 Kansas City, MO
         burial: Spangler Cemetery Crawford Co., KS
    6. Pearl Etta Beeler + Lovell T. Brenizer
         b. March 1868   -  b. May 1865
        d. October 1939 Jackson Co., MO -  d. 30 April 1931 Carroll Co., MO
        m. 28 April 1894
         Ethel K. Brenizer
             b. Jan. 1896 MO
         Charles Lester Brenizer + Anna Josephine nee unknown
         b. 25 Jan. 1898 MO       -   b. 5 Dec. 1898
         d. 15 Aug. 1988              -  d. 24 Jul. 1964
         burial: Fayetteville National Cemetery AR
         WWI draft card copy on hand
    7. Genevra Beeler
         b. 17 March 1870 Crawford Co., KS
         d. 21 January 1881 Crawford Co., KS
    8. Jesse Beeler + Lula Francis Adams
    9. Dora Beeler
         b. 4 November 1874 Crawford Co., KS
         d. 27 September 1875 Crawford Co., KS
   10. Theodore A. Beeler + Florence Isabelle Hedges
   11. Joseph Beeler
         b. 24 August 1879 Crawford Co., KS
         d. 12 April 1972 Caney, KS

1850 Ft. Madison, Lee Co., IA Federal Census
Enumeration date: 21 October 1850 Page 378, line 42
Dwelling - Family 1343-1343
Joseph is living with his parents.

1850 Lee Co., IA Federal Census
Enumeration date: 15 October 1850 Page: 468B, line 29
Dwelling - Family 1230 - 1236
Margaret is living in the home of her mother Mary Gardiner.

1856 Iowa State Census Lee Co. page 344
Dwelling - Family 76 - 81
Name                     Age Sex Mar   Ia   Bp  Occ Misc
BEELER, Joseph      30   m    m      20  IN  Farmer v-o
......, Margaret          19   f     m      10   PA
......, Nancy J.             1   f                1   IA
Gardiner, Cornelius  15    m    -       10   PA
........, Mary               52    f    w       12  VA
Ia: years living in IA

1860 Harrison Twp., Lee Co., IA Federal Census
Enumeration date: 25 June 1860 Page: 284, line 2
Dwelling - Family 366 - 352
Living next door to his father.

1870 Crawford Twp., Crawford Co., KS Federal Census
Enumeration date: 1 July 1870 Page: 366, line 4
Dwelling - Family 212 - 194

1880 Crawford Twp., Crawford Co., KS Federal Census
Enumeration District: 54 Page: 34B, line 40
Enumeration date: 8 June 1880
Dwelling - Family 130 - 137

1900 Walnut Twp., Crawford Co., KS Federal Census
ED: 92, sheet 5, line 1
Enumeration date: 1 June 1900 Page: 76A
Dwelling - Family 85 - 85
Margaret is listed as widow, her date of birth is listed as July 1833. Jesse H. age 27, single is living with his mother.

1910 Margaret not found yet

1920 Thompson Falls, Sanders Co., MT Federal Census
ED: 192, sheet 2, line 22
Enumeration date: 6 January 1920 Page: 272A
Dwelling - Family 36 - 36
Margaret Bealer is living with Nancy E. Mc Keel, listed as niece,
aged 14, single. Just above Margaret is a person whose first name is illegible Wheeler, Mother aged 83, widowed. I think the census taker switched the data of these two females.

Obituary of Joseph Bealer abstracted from Girard Press...KS
Obituary of Margaret Bealer abstracted from Walnut Eagle...KS
Obituary of Margaret Bealer abstracted from Sanders County Independent Ledger...MT
Obituary of Joseph Bealer son of Joseph Bealer and Margaret Gardner Bealer Caney, KS

Thompson Falls, Montana "The City of Prospects"
Volume 32 Thompson Falls, Montana Wednesday, August 21, 1929 Price $3 year


Mrs. Margaret Bealer, mother of Nettie Mc Keel and perhaps the oldest woman in Sanders County, 93 years of age, passed away Saturday morning at Mrs. Mc Keel's home.  Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. Church Sunday afternoon by the Rev. Ralph Carleton.

Mrs. Margaret Bealer was born July 27, 1836 in Washington County Pennsylvania. When a child she left with her parents and settled in Lee County, Iowa. She was married to Joseph Bealer, February 25, 1855. They moved to Crawford County, Kansas in 1869 where she lived until 1918, when she moved to Thompson Falls, and where she has since made her home.  Mrs. Bealer was a member of the Baptist Church with which she united when a girl of 15 years of age. She passed away Saturday at 2:20 AM at the age of 93 years.  Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church at 4 o'clock PM Sunday.  She leaves three sons and two daughters. Mr. J. S. Bealer of Walnut (?), Kansas; Mr. Jess Bealer of Ord......(?), Colorado; Mr. Joe Bealer of Cherry Ridge, Montana; Mrs. Pearl Bremzer of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Nettie Mc Keel of Thompson Falls, Montana.  This paper and the entire community extend to Mrs. Mc Keel their sympathy for the loss of her mother and compliment her on the wonderful care she gave her mother during her many years of old age.

Updated 7 January 2008     
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