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101 Per Larry Herrin:
!DEATH:
a) Creecy, John Harvie (1954). "Virginia Antiquary" Vol. I. Princess Anne
County Loose Papers 1700-1789. Dietz Press: Richmond, VA. Page 31 and 32.
b) Walter, A. G. (1975). "Genealogical Abstracts of Princess Anne County,
Va Court Records from Deed Books 6 & 7 and Minute Books 6 & 7 1740-1762", page
106 or Minute Book 7 page 164 Princess Anne County, Va.

15 Apr 1755 - Sarah Bannister wido:, Henry Gasking and Anne his wife,
Martha Bannister by Adam Lovett her guardian, Sarah & Frances Bannister by
Sarah Bannister wido their guardian
Compltts: vs. Alex: Poole adm: of James Bannister decd deft:...........
division of negroes........ in chancery. 
BANNISTER JAMES
 
102 Information on descendants per Tina Gerard with exception of Elizabeth Barada. BARADA ANTOINE
 
103 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
 
104 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
 
105 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
 
106 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
 
107 Per Larry Herrin:
!MARRIAGE: Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Bond dated 6 Feb 1818

6 Feb 1818
Elijah Barnes, Jun. & Bertha Ping (Rutha?)
Bond: John Pin, Jun. & Elijah Barnes, Jun. 
BARNES ELIJAH JR.
 
108 Per Larry Herrin:
!BIRTH: a) Rockcastle County, Ky 1850 Census Dwelling 238, Family 238.
Shows Elizabeth Reynolds in the household of Jesse Reynolds as 52
years old b. Tennessee.
b) Rockcastle County, Ky Census Dwelling 55, Family 55 shows Elizabeth
as 69, b. Kentucky.

!LINEAGE:
Per taped interview with C. Fred VanHook on 27 JUL 1989, Jesse Reynolds' wife
was a Barnes; he could not remember her first name. He also indicated her
father was named Matthew Barnes.

!MARRIAGE:
Pulaski Co., Kentucky Marriage Records show Jesse Reynolds married Betsy
Burns. "The Reynolds Family 1530-1959" by Tillman, S. F. lists Jesse's wife as
Elizabeth _____.

16 April 1910, Pulaski County, KY "Marriage Records Pulaski County,
Kentucky 1797-1850", page 36.
(Certified Marriage Bond on file).

"Sir these are to certify that you are at liberty to grant Marage
Liencis to Mr. Jesse Runnels for my Daughter Betsy Barnes ___ given under my
hand the 14 of April 1810 ______________________________Elijah Barnes
Attest: Leonard Mckinzey"

!DEATH: Pulaski Co., KY 1880 Mortality Schedules

55 Reynolds, Elizabeth 91 W KY VA NC Jan none phthesic
Dist. #92 
BARNES ELIZABETH
 
109 Per Larry Herrin:
!LINEAGE: "Barnes - Gregory Book I" (1979). Located /@/ Pulaski Co. Hist. Lib.

!MARRIAGE: 1988 North Carolina Mormon IGI, page 10,456.

Rachel Phelps m. John Barnes 8 Oct 1789 Tyrell Co.

!MILITARY: Bates, L.W. (1974). "Roster of Soldiers and Patriots of the American
Revolution Buried in Tennessee", page 26.

Barnes, John (b ca 1758 & age 74 - 1832 pen,; 1834 P.L.W., Sullivan
County) Service - NC Militia Ref. A1.

Barnes, William (b 1750 age 82 - 1832 pen.; 1834 P.L.W., Sullivan County)
Service - PA Line Ref. A1.

This may or may not be the correct Barnes'.

!RESIDENCE: Immigrated from NC to KY between 1781 and 1790.

!BURIAL: Whitis Cemetery, Nancy Kentucky; John Barnes (No Da 
BARNES JOHN
 
110 Per Larry Herrin:
!BIRTH: Tombstone Inscription at White Lily Cemetery. (1829-1913)

!LINEAGE:
There are two Matthew Barnes: 1) Married Hannah Jones in 1831, thus was
married too late for Ellen (1829), and 2) married Letty. Matthew and Letty
were born in 1790 & 1789, respectively, thus were old enough to parent Ellen;
as born out by the 1850 and 1860 Census.
Also, Family Group Record of Pamela Waddle Copenhaver Springfield, Il.

!RESIDENCE: Pulaski Co., Ky

!CENSUS:
1850 Census shows Sarah as the daughter of Mathew and Lety (Litis?)
Barnes; age 21 and b. in Kentucky.
1870 Census shows Laura E.
1860 Pulaski County, KY Census for Somerset P.O. shows Ellen is 29.

!DEATH: Tombstone Inscription at White Lily Cemetery. (1829-1913). (Photo on
file with L. Herrin).

!BURIAL:
Stone is photograped and copied; located in White Lily Cemetery, near Grade,
KY. Stone says Laura Ellen as name. 1860 Census says Ellen, and marriage
records show Sara Elleander. 
BARNES LAURA ELLENDER
 
111 Per Larry Herrin:
!LINEAGE: Laura Ellen's father was Matthew Barnes per C. Fred VanHook on tape 27
JUL 1989 by Larry Herrin. Fred also said that Laura Ellen's mother was a
Richardson.

!MARRIAGE: Pulaski Co. Marriage Records 1797-1850", page 3.
(Certified copy on file).

!CENSUS:
The 1860 Census show Matthew Barnes, age 69 and from Kentucky,
and his wife Letty, 70 years old and from Virginia. The Census was copied in
1989 by Larry Herrin. The 1860 Census show Matthew Barnes, age 69 and from
recorded on the sequential pages with James Madison Ping and his wife Ellen,
leaving little question that this is the correct relationship (Page 60 & 61).
1860 Pulaski Co., KY Census Page 5 Dist. 2 House 31 and Family 28.
Verified by the 1850 Census showing Matthew Barnes 60 years old from
Kentucky and Letty Barnes 61 years old and from Virginia. Sarah is listed as 21
years old; year of birth, 1829.

!BURIAL: Baker-Mounce Cemetery Rt. 192 onto Malvin Hill Rd.

M. Barnes Oct 23 1866 (only date)

!NOTES: C. Fred Van Hook said on 1-27-90 that Matthew Barnes had seven boys and
seven girls, and his wife was a Richardson. Fred said four of the girls married
Mounce's. He also said that one of them married a Meece, one a Farmer and the
other one married "granddad Ping". Fred said that Matthew Barnes stole a boat
at the Battle of New Orleans and came up the Mississippi River. He was deeded
1500 acres of land on Buck Creek, according to Fred.

!LINEAGE: "Barnes - Gregory Book I" (1979). Located /@/ Pulaski Co. Hist. Lib. 
BARNES MATTHEW
 
112 Per Larry Herrin:
!MARRIAGE: Pulaski Co., KY Marriage Bond dated 15 June 1807

15 June 1807
John Hinkle to Polly Barnes
Bond: John Hinkle and John Barnes
Consent note dated 15 June 1807 "my daughter Poly" signed by Elijah Barnes
and witnessed by John Barnes. 
BARNES POLLY
 
113 Per Larry Herrin:
!BIRTH: 1984 Mormon IGI lists Elizabeth as wife of Elijah and mother of
Sophia. 
BARNES SOPHIA
 
114 Clarence married Luella Niehaus of Ferguson, MO, and they have three daughters, Ann, Susan, and Debbie, and four grandchildren. Clarence is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Illinois and spent all his working years, 43 plus, with Union Electric Company in St. Louis. He retired at the end of 1977 and lives in Ferguson, MO. BARTELSMEYER CLARENCE FREDERICK
 
115 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
 
116 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
 
117 Ralph married Marjorie Shirley of Nashville, Illinois, and they have two sons. Frederick and Karl, both employed by the Illinois Highway Division, and six grandchildren. Ralph was a Civil Engineering graduate of the University of Illinois and devoted almost his entire career to road building and highways. He was Superintendent of Highways for Washington and St. Clair Counties, then Chief Engineer of the Illinois Highway Division and at the time of his death on January 25, 1974, he was Deputy Federal Highway Administrator in Washington, D. C. Ralph is buried in North Prairie Cemetery. Marjorie still lives in Nashville, IL. (as of 1979) BARTELSMEYER RALPH RAYMOND
 
118 Farms around Hoyleton, Illinois. BASSEN DONALD
 
119 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
 
120 Emigration: 1884, Pleasant Mount, Illinois BAUER CAROLINE KATHERINE
 
121 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
 
122 Funeral conducted by Sister Artha Blasingame at the Owens' School House, and burial was made in the Owens Cemetery by the side of his second wife, "Tine".
There is a photograph of Press Beal and granddaughter Mildred Philibert on p. 558.

Leonard Carey
Stone County History Book, p. 558 
BEAL PRESLEY JEFFERSON
 
123 One of the daughter's may be Mary Jane Beal who married John Perry Yates in Stone County, Missouri. Her father was Pres Beal but evidently there are a lot of Pres Beals.
Per Connie Yates 
BEAL PRESLEY JEFFERSON (SAM), JR.
 
124 Occupation:Homemaker, Telehone Operator.
Education:Eighth Grade.
Religion:Assembly of God. 
BEALL ODESSA MAE
 
125 Per Larry Herrin:
1 _MILT
2 DATE BET. 20 JAN - 16 JUN 1864
2 PLAC Enlisted at 28 years of age with; Co. G 1st Reg't Ala. and Tenn. Independent Vidett e Calvary Vols. (Union Army)
1 _MILT
2 DATE 16 JUN 1864
2 PLAC Honorable discharge at Stevenson, Al. He is 3/4 unable to earn support by reason o f Rheumatism in both arms ans shoulders and in both hips, legs and feet.
1 PROP
2 DATE 1902
2 PLAC 399 acres valued at $ 800.00 and personal taxable property valued at $250.00
1 _MDCL "Had pains in left hip and leg and died in a short time at home", said sworn affida vit and death wittnesses, L. E. Beasley, age 26 of Marchman, Al. and J. M. Heaton, age 31 o f Crossville, Al.


#402386 Soldier's Application for Pension Under Act june 27, 1890: Samuel L. Beasley file d for said pension on Aug. 26 1890, "DeClaration For Invalid Pension", in DeKalb County, Cros sville, Alabama. Age 54, claiming to have "rheumatism in both arms and shoulders and in bot h hips and legs and feet." Attest: H.R. Jordan & A. W. Beavers.

"Samuel Beasley (1835-1902), a Couth Carolina native, before the war was a resident of Calhou n, Gordon County, Georgia. He apparently became a DeKalb Co. Alabama resident beginning wit h his employment by the Nitre Bureau. He was a laborer at Fort Payne Cave September, Novembe r, and December, 1862. Tombstone inscription, New Hope Missionary Baptist Cemetery, DeKalb Co unty, Alabama; 1860 Census, Ga. Gordon, Calhoun, 26; (1880), Ala., DeKalb, T8SR6E, 15;". Take n from the publication, "Roots & Shoots", Volume IX, Issue 4 - 1993. See Article, " Confeder ate Saltpeter Works at Fort Payne, Al.", by Tommy Guice, Alabama Editor.


The following stories about the family of Samuel Beasley were written by Dorothy Hicks Coppit , of 204 Cherry St. Rossville, Ga. 30741, phone 706-861-4042. Dorothy was the daughter of Le e Allen Hicks and Edna Prestwood. Samuel Beasley was Lee's grandfather and these storied wer e told to Dorothy by her father.


BEASLEY - Part I

"Our great-grandfather was a Cherokee Indian, last name Beasley. As a young man he met , courted and fell in love with a young white woman, our future grandmother. They married an d he moved his bride to the Indian reservation, thinking everything would be fine. But, tha t wasn't the case! The Indian ladies of the tribe would not accept his white bride, simply b ecause she was a white woman. These Indian women would gather together in groups and threate n our great grandmother with bodily harm, cruely teasing to cut off her fingers and her toes . They were making her life miserable! Now, because Beasley loved this woman so much, he to ok her and left the reservation. They made a home for their family away from the Indians.
I know Beasley and his wife had two daughters and perhaps more; and maybe sons too. On e of their daughters was named Sarah Beasley".

SARAH BEASLEY - Part 2

"Sarah as a young lady met and fell in love with Sherfield Hicks. However, her father, B easley, did not approve of Sherfield Hicks. Beasley for some reason didn't like the dashing , young handsome Hicks man. He forbade Sarah from seeing her bow. Sarah was crazy over her y oung bow and wouldn't listen to her father's words. She slipped around to see him when she c ould. Sarah and Sherfield got up their courage and ran off together and got married. This m arriage hurt Beasley very much. It also made him very, very angry! He was so angry and hur t that he gathered all of Sarah's clothes and belongings and tied them up, put them on a tal l totem pole and burned them up! Sarah had just bought a new pair of pure leather shoes, (th e latest style) so her sister told their father that they were hers so he wouldn't burn the m too. She later slipped them to Sarah.
Sarah's father never spoke another word to her for the rest of his or her natural life ! But when Beasley died, his family went thru his papers in an old trunk and found a large s tack of gold for each of his children, and in it was also a stack for Sarah! He still love d his daughter. Love never dies! This is how I believe that our grandfather Hicks and Sara h Hicks got their start. Lee Allen Hicks, my father believed it too!"

NOTE:
(This is a story that my father, John Lee Bray has told me ever since I was a small child. Th is is the first time anyone has ever been able to verify it for me. Linda Bray York - 8/20/2 000)


SHERFIELD & SARAH HICKS - Par t 3

"Sherfield Hicks and wife Sarah Beasley Hicks decided to buy land on Sand Mountain and b uild a home there. They had been married for several years now and had almost grown children , but none were married. It was time to settle down.
Grandpa Hicks came to the mountain and bought land in the New Home Baptist Church Commun ity of DeKalb County, Alabama. The land had beautiful trees, also good, God-fearing people a nd a school for the children. It was a good place to bring his large family. He made arrang ments with the New Home Baptist Church leaders to stay inside the church for shelter, whil e building his log home.
With the land bought and a place to stay, Grandpa went home to get his help for the jo b ahead. He got saws, axes, wagons, chains, food for several months, cooking pots and pans , soap and clothes.
Grandpa thought two of the boys were big enough to help cut the logs, drive oxen and ru n errands. He took the oldest son, Mathias and the next oldest boy, Lee Allen back with him . But, what about the cooking and washing clothes? Grandpa knew the boys would be too busy f or cooking and washing the clothes. I think, the best I can remember, he decided to take Lil y for the gruesome job of cooking outside in the New Home Churchyard over a campfire, Lily a lso did the laundry.
Sarah stayed home with the other children and began getting ready for the great move ahe ad of them. Daddy (Lee Allen) said, they used two oxen to pull the logs onto the wagons an d also to unload them at the building site. He also said he did a lot of the driving, becaus e he was too small and young to do some of the heavy work.
I was told by family members and Dad that he was about nine or ten years old when his mo ther passed away. Pearl was two years old and Jess was somewhere in the middle. I think Sar ah and most women back then, had babies about every two years.
When Grandpa Hicks finished his buildings, he moved the family into their new home. Dad dy said that he attended school there at New Home. I know that he had a beautiful pen-ship . He wrote me and Mama cards when he was in the CC Camps below Huntsville, Al. I would neve r have known he could even write, except for that!
All this is true as far as I know. It was repeated many times in our families. I thin k Grandpa Hicks did a mighty fine job raising his family. Sarah was a fine person too. I a m proud of my forefathers!" 
BEASLEY SAMUEL L.
 
126 She had four children from a previous marriage. BEAVER MAYE BELLE PRUITT
 
127 Widow of Eschbach. BECHTEL Elizabeth
 
128 Calvin served in the 82nd Airborne Division as a Paratrooper in W. W. II - served overseas in the European Theatre - was wounded and awarded the Purple heart. He was employed as a truck driver for the E. E. Jay Transportation Co., Wood River and was in a tragic truck accident near St. James, Mo., which took his life.

From "Hoffmans 1662 - 1972"
Compiled by Bernice Reinhardt 
BECKEMEYER CALVIN C.
 
129 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living
 
130 He took his bride to his own small farm in Hullhorst, homestead Nr. 20, Westfalen, Germany.

In transcribing descendents from the book BRINK/BECKMEYER FAMILY HISTORY compiled by Carol Hotz 1999 it was sometimes difficult to keep everything straight as spouses names were not given. I used UNKNOWN in place of missing spouse names. I just hope I have interpreted everything correctly. If anyone sees any errors, please contact me. wlgines 
BECKMEYER HEINRICH WILHELM BOKEMEIER (BOEKMEIER)
 
131 Carol Hotz lists her name as Anne Marie Luise Sophie b. March 5, 1860.

Beckmeyer Family History by Millie Krughoff for the Beckmeyer reunion.

This sketch was given at teh first Reunion of the Beckmeyer descendants at the park in the village of Hoyleton, Illinois, September 6, 1954; by Millie Brink Krughoff, Author. At the time, September 7, 1954, the Beckmeyer descendants numbered 315 sould of which 35 passed into Eternity.
This sketch of history of our ancestors begins in the 18th century, 162 years ago, in a picturesque village called Hullhorst, in Westfalia, Germany. We have no knowledge of ancestors before that time. In No. 10 the homestead where our story begins on March 21 in the year 1792, our maternal Great Grandfather Christian Fredrich Ludwig (Great) Eickmeyer was born and baptized in the Evangelical church of Hullhorst. Where Great-grandmother Anna Maria Louise Great Eickmeyer was born we do not know, but surmise it was Hullhorst or a neighboring village. Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother Eickmeyer were married May 6, 1814. They made their home on the Great Eickmeyer farm in Hullhorst. There were a number of Eickmeyers in Hullhorst and as far as knowledge could be ascertained, Great Grandfather owned the largest farm--hence the "Great Eickmeyer".
Grandmother Anna Katherine Marie Sophia Beckmeyer (nee Eickmeyer), was born May 12, 1815, the oldest child of Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother Eickmeyer. She was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical church in and on August 4, 1836 she married Grandfather Heinrich Wilhelm (Korf) Beckmeyer. Grandfather took his bride to his own small farm in Hullhorst, homestead NO. 20, the birth place of our parents and which is operated by descendants of the people who purchased it in 1872.
Of Grandfather Beckmeyer's ancestors we have obtained no inforamtion, but we do know that he was born at Ohlson, (a neighboring village to Hullhorst) on a farm which is operated by a descendant of Grandfather's brother, but who knew nothing of the Beckmeyers. Granfather and Grandmother had eight children, the oldest died the first year of his life. The seven children are: Carl, Friedrichk, Wilhelm Ludwig, Heinrich, August and Sophia.
The narrative that follows I have from my mother Sophia Brink (nee Beckmeyer), who loved to tell about her beloved home and relatives in Germany. Descendants of those same relatives are living in Hullhorst, Germany and as a result of the second world war the Beckmeyer descendants in this country have sent food and clothing to those distant relatives across the ocean, when Germany suffered it's worst defeat in history and so very many people died of starvation due to the after effects of the war.
Our Grandparents Beckmeyer were very religious and pious. The chldren were all basptized and confirmed in the Evangelical church at Hullhorst, except Sophie was was confirmed in Aion Evangelical church at Hoyleton, Illinois. She was eleven years old when they came here. They all attended the state school, much like the parochial school here, regularly. It was called the state school because church and school were under the jurisdiction of the German government. The Beckmeyer children spent their childhood days much like all other normal children in Germany, at that time. They went to school, did chores, and also had their time for play. Although they had few toys they never-the-less had their fun in games. Their greatest fun was skating. They had no skates however so the boys would hammer large headed nails or tacks under the soles of wooden shoes to keep them from wearing away. There was a large pond in Hullhorst which was frozen during the entire winter where the youngsters of the whole village had a hilarious time skating. Today half of the pond is drained dry, and a monument dedicated in honor fo thedead soldiers of first world war, with beautiful shrubbery, and a carpet of grass surrounding, adorn the place where our parents once had a jolly time. In school religioon, reading, writing, and arithmetic were the main subjects. As a rule the teachers were very strick and one teacher took care of the whole school. In church the religious rites were much the same as our Evangelical rites here.
The houses were built very substantial. Some are still standing and in good repair that were built in the seventeen hundreds, among them the Beckmeyer Homestead No. 20. It was here that Grandfather Beckmeyer purchased a water pump, in 1865, it being the first water pump ever purchased in the village is still in good working order. The date is inscribed on the pump with Granfather and Grandmother's initials. I ahve this information from on of our relatives in Germany, Fred Kuhlmeyer, who did a little repair work on the pump in 1950. In the days when our parents were children in Germany, garments for the whole family were made of linen and wool. Flax was raised on the farm, hand processed, and spun in linen thread. The same way wool was spun into yarn for hose, socks, mittens, shawls, etc., or woven into material for garments. The woolen and linen threads were woven on wooden looms in the home. For men a heavier thread, for women and chldren a finer thread. After enought cloth was woven it was taken to a tailor who made garments for the whole family. They were simple and all made after the same pattern. The men wore short trousers, shirts, vests, coats and long, heavy wool hose, which came up over their knees. The women wore linen or wool dresses, all made in the same pattern; plain waist, gathered skirt and we must not forget the apron. it played in important role in the wardrobe. I remember Grandma Beckmeyer always wore an apron and a little woolen shawl around the shoulders and tucked in the belt of the apron. Wooden shoes were worn but mother said, at teh time they left Germany, people were beginning to wear leather shoes. Mother had one pair which were worn only on Sundays. Shoes were not bought in stores, but were made to order by a cobbler. Life in Germany was very simple, and having only a few acres of land, cows were used to pull the plows and other implements to till the soil. The Beckmeyers had a horse or two at intervals. On the Great Eickmeyer farm they had four or more horses. Furniture was simple and not much of it. A rustic talbe, wooden chairs, cabinet for cooking utensils and dishes, and a stove in teh kitchen, no other stove in the house. A large bed in the bed room and roll away beds for the small children. The small beds were rulled under the large one during the day. Meals were simple and wholesome. For the noon meal a stew of vegetables and a small piece of meat were cooked during the morning hours adn at meal time the soup was emptied into a large bowl, set in the center of the table, where all could help themselves to their share; using wooden spoons, hand-made and polished smooth as glass. Sugar was used very little and the fruit was eaten without sugar.
Bread baking was done outside in a stone overn. On baking day a fire was started in the oven and was kept burning until the right empterature for baking, then the coals and fire were removed from the oven and 15 to 20 loaves of bread baked at one time. The bread dough was kneaded in a (Backtrog) Bake trough they called it. The men did the kneading because it was too much to handled for the women. Cakes, cookies and pastries were baked in bakeries. At a funeral the upper grade school children had to sing and for this would receive a bun covered with sugar. Mother's brother August would always bring his bun home and give it to her, and mother would share it with him. What a token of love between borther and sister.
As all normal children do, the Beckmeyer children grew and after confirmation came the question of employement. There was not enough work on the small farm for six boys, and not enough money to send them to college. In those days many young men, yes whole families came to America, where opportunities for business and farming were great. In order to avoid military training, the boys would leave before they were eighteen years. When Carol Beckmeyer reached that age, he too, left his home, parents and brother to come to America with his uncle Carl Eickmeyer. They settled in Illinois where they worked for farmers who were mostly English settlers. In winter tehy split rails for fencing. When the stock law came into effect, the farmers had to fence their stock, which before could roam the prairies at will. After Carl ahd enough money he bought his own farm. Land sold for very little money at that time. Next in line to leave was Fred Beckmeyer, before he was eighteen, he also went to America.
Before I go on I must relate an incident, such as we often read in books, but think it could never happen in real life, but this story is not fiction but fact. When Fred left for America, he sailed from Bremen, but the ship was not quite ready to sail, so Fred took his baggage aboard and in his spare time took a stroll uptown. When he came back the ship had sailed without him but with his baggage. There was nothing he could do but wait till the next ship sailed for America. He did not or could not notify his parents and while they thought him on the ocean he was still in Bremen. But the ship he was to have sailed on, sank during a severe storm, and not a person was saved. When after weeks of waiting for a letter from Fred which did not come, they received word from some source, stating the fact that the ship on which Fred Beckmeyer sailed was lost at sea and everyone on board it. Imagine the shock and grief this notice brought into the Beckmeyer household. their boy, who such a short time ago, was such a care free lad, full of fun, who had great hopes for the future in the new country, dead? He was mourned as dead, by all relatives and friends. A memorial service was held in his honor and August was named Fred it being his middle name. We can only imagine their joy and thanksgiving to the Lord when weeks later they received a letter from Fred stating his safe arrival in America.
William was the next to go, but as Louis was confirmed, (he was 15 years old) it seems the two came to America together. Now by this time Grandmother was talking of coming to America, but Granfatehr would not hear of it. He would stay in Germany. But when Henry also left for the new country and only two children, August and Sophie, were left in teh Beckmeyer household, Granmother kept on talking America, hoping Grandfather might change his mind. Her wish was granted sooner than she had anticipated. About two years after Henry's departure, Louis came to Germany for a few months visit with his parents. No doubt Louis was on Grandmother's side on teh America question and August, the woungest son was confirmed, was fifteen eyars old and might want to join his brothers in America. All this might have had something to do with Grandfather's decision. Be that as it may, Grandfather did make up his mind to come to America. I here quote my mother's words, "One evening father came home from the village and said to mother, "Katherine get ready, We are going to America." The surprise of tehse words, the eagerness to get ready for the journey, the thought of seeing the boys again, but also the sadness of parting with everything dear to them, I leave for each one who reads this episode to consider. After a few days when everything was attended to, the Beckmeyer family bid farewell to Hullhorst, Germany, farewell to relatives and friends and started teh long journey across the Atlantic in September 1872, in happy anticipation of the future. But alas...things do not always turn out as we would want, for during the twelve day (should this be 12 week? wlg) voyage on the ocean, Grandfather Beckmeyer became violently ill and died aboard ship just as land was sighted. The authorities would not allow the remains of Grandfather Beckmeyer to be taken by train to Illinois. Grandfather lies buried in New York and Louis is the only one of the family who knew and saw the last resting place of Brandfather Beckmeyer. Grandmother now had to make the end of the journey alone with her children. They made their first visit with Carl and family on his farm. Mother said when they came to Carl's place and met his wife and children, Anna five and Fred about two years old, she was so taken with everything she saw, (all so different than in Germany) that she forgot for the time being the grief of losing her father, but when her brother Henry came to see them all was told about Grandfather's death, he cried out loud and teh sad experience of losing a loved one came back.
Later the Beckmeyer brothers purchased a farm with Grandmother's money southeast of Hoyleton, Illinois
Fred Beckmeyer had moved to Wichita, Kansas with his family. He came a year or two later for a visit with his wife and child, Nancy. That was the only tiem my mother saw her brother Fred in her whole life, for he had gone to America before my mother was born.
So now we come to the end of this narrative. Grandmother Beckmeyer was reunited with her children, but Grandfather, the head of the clan, was missing. In due time the wounds of sorrow were healed by One in Whom Granmother firmly believe, her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She lived to see all her children married and have homes of their own. She made her home with August, who inherited the farm. Alvin Beckmeyer, youngest son of August, owns the farm now. Grandmother as I remember her was a true Christian character, and one who could pray and believed in prayer. She passed into Eternity on her birthday, the 12th day of May, 1891, reaching the age of 75 years. Blessed be her memory.
From Brink/Beckmeyer Family History 1999


Poem written by Millie Krughoff for the Beckmeyer reunion:

FAITH OF OUR ANCESTORS

Faith of our Ancestors, true to God
Thro' all the fires of mortal strife,
Holding the promises of old,
Strong in the everlasting life.
Faith of our Ancestors, Oh how strong
Like anchor chains, that would not break,
No matter how the tempest raved,
They always knew that Jesus saved.
Faith of our ancestors, true as steel,
Calm and sweet, their trust in God's Love,
Firmly they trod the upward way,
Until they reached the Home above.
God grant that every Beckmeyer descendant
May have this firm trust and faith,
That the upward way, our Ancestors trod,
Leads to the mansions of our God.

There are eight pages of photographs at the end of the Brink/Beckmeyer Family History of various family members. There is a copy of this book in the Nashville Public Library where you could see the pictures if you like.
Our copy is filed under Beckmeyer. wlg






















 
BECKMEYER SOPHIA M. A. (BOKEMEIER BOEKMEIER)
 
132 Daniel was born after his father passed away. BEDEL DANIEL BOONE
 
133 Jesse Grant Bedel's father was actually another John Bedel, the second husband of his mother. BEDEL JESSE GRANT
 
134 This John Bedel was another John than her first husband. BEDEL JOHN
 
135 Civil War. Name means "The Town Crier or usher in a court; Towncrier or a constable" BEEDLE JOHN (BEDEL)
 
136 Georgine graduated from Murray State in Special Education and teaches at Breese, Illinois, where they live. BEHRMAN GEORGINE
 
137 Per Larry Herrin:
!BIRTH: Mormon Ancestral File (1987), "Descendants of John Chynn" shows a Mary
Chinn b. 1771 of Lancaster, Virginia as the daughter of Robert Chinn and
Elizabeth Belfield (from CD-ROM 24 Oct 1991).

Need to prove this assume lineage. 
BELFIELD ELIZABETH
 
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