CHARLES BEERS, who became a resident of Owego village in 1848, and who from that time to his death, December
29, 1890, was numbered among the straightforward and substantial business men of the locality, was born in Danby,
and was the son of Abner Beers, one of the early settlers of that town. The other children of Abner were Harmon,
who died in Memphis, Tenn.; David, who died in New York; Eli, who died in Danby; Abner, who died in Owego, though
his home was in Yazoo City, Mo.; Mary, who married John McNeil and moved to California; Edward, who died in Memphis,
Tenn., in 1863; John J., who died in Owego, and Frances, who married John Wheeler. Charles Beers was a stable keeper
in Owego for many years, a self made and successful man and one who helped others that they might succeed in life.
He also assisted in the erection of various church edifices in the vicinity. On September 23, 1849. Mr. Beers was
married, with Catharine Ganoung, daughter of Daniel Ganoung, of Ulysses, Tompkins county. They had one son, Charles,
who died in infancy. Mrs. Beers is well known in Owego through her active interest in W. C. T. U. work. Since 1884
she has been a member of the union and has held offices of responsibility in the organization.
OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A MEMORIAL HISOTRY OF TIOGA COUNTY
EDITED BY: LEROY W. KINGMAN
W. A. FERGUSSON & CO. ELMIRA, N. Y., 189?
Tioga County, NY
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