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Becks of Lancaster County, PA

Becks of Lancaster County, PA

Posted: 18 Mar 2004 1:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Dec 2006 4:52AM GMT
Surnames: Beck, Bucher, Bicher, Beecher
I continue to search for any info about a Peter Beck who lived near Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I am seeking his birth/death dates and all information about his father, also a Peter Beck. The following is known:

21 Jan 1766
The marriage book of Rev. John Samuel Schwerdfeger at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Holland contain this record: "Beck, Hans Peter, son of Peter, and Bücher, Elisabeth, daughter of Engel, from Brecknock, were married in the Muddy Creek Church. Sermon John 2:1.

By this marriage date we must assume Peter was born before 1752 to be 15 or older at time of marriage.

The Brecknock Township tax list for 1770 shows these listings: Hance Beck, Jacob Beck, Phillip Beck. There is also a Jacob Beck in Cocalico Township.

In the 1790 Census Peter Beck's household is listed in Brecknock Township with:
2 males 16 and over (born <=1774)
1 male under 16 (born 1775-1790)
4 females
His listing is near Samuel, Jacob, and John Good and one page before Henry Boucher (Bucher), his brother-in-law, and one page following a George Beck.

In the 1820 Census we find a Peter Beck household in Brecknock Township that has:
Males (born)
Under 10 (1811-1820) = 4 sons
10-15 (1805-1810) = 2 sons
16-25 (1795-1804) = 2 sons
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 son
45 & over (<=1775) = 2 (father & ?)
Females (born)
10-15 (1805-1810) = 1 daughter
16-25 (1795-1804) = 1 daughter
26-44 (1776-1794) = 1 daughter
45 & over (<=1775) = 1 mother
His listing is next to Christian and Samuel Good.

In the 1840 Census a Joseph Beck is listed in Brecknock Township near the same neighbors (the Goods) where Peter Beck was in previous years, so it appears Joseph is a son of Peter who has taken over his father's property. No Peter is found in this year. Living in Joseph's household:
Males (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) =1 son
30-39 (1801-1810) = 1 father
Females (born)
Under 5 (1836-1840) = 1 daughter
5-9 (1831-1835) = 1 daughter
20-29 (1811-1820) = 1 ?

A Peter Beck immigrated on the ship St. Andres, Captain Robert Brown, from Rotterdam last by Cowles, 18 Aug 1750. No proof of any connection at this point.

Information I have on the Elisabeth Bucher my Peter Beck married is on my website at http://www.siteservers.net/family where you should look up in my tree's name list Hans Peter Beck to locate the right person, the check out his wife to see the Bucher lines. Elisabeth's brothers are living in the Brecknock area into the early 1800's and show up as Bicher surnames as the Bucher name evolved. In later years some become Beecher. You can reach me through the website or by email above.

I will be sharing all Beck info I uncover, whether related to my Peter or not, in subsequent messages here.

Re: Becks of Lancaster County, PA

Posted: 18 Mar 2004 1:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Dec 2006 4:52AM GMT
Surnames: Beck
I searched the deed index of Lancaster County on microfilm (shots of the book at Lancaster County courthouse) and found the following Beck deeds in the 1735 to 1820 period.
The format below is Grantee (purchaser) lastname, firstname, Grantor (seller, Deed Book-Vol-Page, Deed Date, Recorded Date, location. If location is "release" it was involved in a will.

Beck Adm Jacob Becks heirs G-3-635 Apr 28 1794 Jan 30 1800 (release)
Beck Elizabeth Philip Beck W-200 Mar 8 1784 Jul 13 1784 (blank)
Beck Jacob Henry Miller ex ux G-3-629 Mar 29 1794 Jan 30 1800 Cocalico Twp
Beck Peter Nicholas Duck's Exors K-3-603 Sep 5 1801 Jan 6 1802 Earl Twp
Beck Exors Peter Peter Beck Legatees 5-395 May 2 1812 Aug 8 1812 (release)
Beck Exors Peter Peter Beck Heirs 8-52 May 22 1813 Sep 7 1813 (release)

Re: Becks of Lancaster County, PA

Posted: 18 Mar 2004 1:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Dec 2006 4:52AM GMT
Surnames: Beck, Lutz, Funffrock, Funfrock, Marxin, Roth, Zink, Frey
A search of the microfilm of the Muddy Creek Reformed Church register in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania turned up these Beck mentions:

Page
62 Johannes Beck is sponsor for Martin Frey's son on 24 Feb 1751
66 Margaretha Beck is sponsor on 10 Sep 1758
68 Johannes Beck is sponsor for Caspar Lutz son on 30 Mar 1755
75 Johannes Beck is sponsor for Michael Funffrock's son 3 Nov 1751
77 Peter Beck and Susanna Marxin are sponsors for Georg Roth's daughter on 19 Aug 1753
89 Georg Beck baptizes his son Henrich b. 29 Aug 1776 bap. 8 Sep 1776
97 Georg Beck and wife Susanna are sponsors for Joh Zink's son on 1 May 1785
102 J. Beck and Christina baptize their son Johan Phillip 3 weeks old bap. 11 Sep 1785 spon Martin Frey and wife

Beck Cemetery Listings Found

Posted: 18 Mar 2004 1:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Dec 2006 4:52AM GMT
Surnames: Beck
Found these Becks while searching cemeteries. I don't know anything more:

Bernville Cemetery, Berks County
Beck, Elizabeth b.6/1/1767 d.5/14/1838
married Michael Scheet (Shade)

Bindnagle Church Graveyard, Lebanon County
Beck, Elizabeth b.9/12/1798 d.2/26/1866
Beck, Peter b.9/29/1788 d.5/2/1850
Beck, Michael b.1736 d.1814

Amityville Lutheran Church
Beck, George b.1779 d.1854
Beck Mary b.1784 d.1834

Beck Will Index for Lancaster County, PA

Posted: 18 Mar 2004 2:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Dec 2006 4:52AM GMT
Surnames: Beck
Beck wills in the Lancaster index:
1826 Book O Vol. 1 Page 443 Christianna Beck
1829 Book P Vol. 1 Page 398 Jacob Beck
1828 Book P Vol. 1 Page 230 Mary Ann Beck
1811 Book L Vol. 1 Page 54 Peter Beck
1837 Book R Vol. 1 Page 379 Peter Beck
1771 Book C Vol. 1 Page 116 Samuel Beck
1844 Book T Vol. 1 Page 367 Susanna Beck

Beck Census Index 1790 to 1820 Lancaster Co. PA

Posted: 6 Apr 2004 1:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 2 Dec 2006 4:52AM GMT
Here are all the Becks in Lancaster County census listings for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820.

BECK GEORGE PA LANCASTER BRECKNOCK TWP 1790
BECK PETER PA LANCASTER BRECKNOCK TWP 1790
BECK JACOB PA LANCASTER EARL TWP 1790
BECK JOHN PA LANCASTER EARL TWP 1790
BECK JOHN JR PA LANCASTER EARL TWP 1790
BECK PETER PA LANCASTER EARL TWP 1790
BECK PHILLIP PA LANCASTER EARL TWP 1790
BECK WID PA LANCASTER MAYTOWN 1790

BECK GEORGE PA LANCASTER EARL 1800
BECK HENRY PA LANCASTER EARL 1800
BECK JOHN PA LANCASTER EARL 1800
BECK JOHN PA LANCASTER CAERNARVON TWP 1800
BECK JOHN MARTIN PA LANCASTER LANCASTER BORO 1800
BECK PETER PA LANCASTER EARL 1800

BECK ADAM PA LANCASTER EARL TWP 1810
BECK DANIEL PA LANCASTER COCALICO TWP 1810
BECK HENRY PA LANCASTER LANCASTER BORO 1810
BECK JOHN PA LANCASTER WARWICK TWP 1810

BECK ADAM PA LANCASTER BRECKNOCK 1820
BECK HENRY PA LANCASTER BRECKNOCK 1820
BECK PETER PA LANCASTER BRECKNOCK 1820
BECK CHRISTINA PA LANCASTER COCALICO 1820
BECK DANIEL PA LANCASTER COCALICO 1820
BECK DANIEL PA LANCASTER COCALICO 1820
BECK JACOB PA LANCASTER COCALICO 1820
BECK SAMUEL PA LANCASTER COCALICO 1820
BECK WM PA LANCASTER COCALICO 1820
BECK JACOB PA LANCASTER ELIZABETH 1820
BECK PETER PA LANCASTER ELIZABETH 1820
BECK GEORGE PA LANCASTER MARTIC 1820
BECK DAVID PA LANCASTER WARWICK 1820
BECK JOHN PA LANCASTER WARWICK 1820
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