Biography of George Beecher
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Beecher, George, Essex, is a farmer and apiarist, and was born in Bavaria, Germany, on December 14, 1836, and came to Essex, Vt., in 1848, where, with the exception of six years, he has resided ever since. He is engaged in farming extensively, and since 1871 he has been engaged in the culture of bees, having an apiary of sixty hives. He was married in 1859 to Rebecca Fletcher, a daughter of Samuel and Mary A. (Holmes) Fletcher, of Broom, Canada. They have had a family of three children born to them - Mary L., Mertie R. and George F. (George was in the late War of the Rebellion, being drafted in 1863, was kept here till March, 1864, then discharged). In August, 1864. he enlisted in Co. I, Sixth Vermont, and participated in the battles of Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek and the Richmond campaign, and was honorably discharged in June, 1865. Mr. Beecher has always taken an active part in all public affairs; was highway commissioner and selectman for a number of terms. His parents were Michael and Dorothea (Spensler) Beecher. They settled in Montreal in 1845, and in 1846 they came to Burlington, Vt.

From:
History of Chittenden County, Vermont
Edited by: W. S. Rann
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, New York. 1886


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