Mary Elizabeth Beyl

Documented History

Mary was born 26 August 1879, per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.

The 1880 United States Federal Census has Mary living with her parents and brother at 228 Jackson Street, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana in 1880. Her father is listed as Jacob Beyl, her mother listed as Elizabeth. Jacob Jr. is listed as William.

MEB 1880 United States Federal Census

MEB 1880 United States Federal Census


Jacob Sr. was 32 years old at the time working as a RailRoad Laborer. He is marked as Maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled. He and his parents were born in France. Elizabeth is listed as 24 years old as a housekeeper. She was born in Indiana, her parents were born in Germany. William was 4 years old at the time. Mary was 9 months.

MEB 1900 United States Federal Census - 1

MEB 1900 United States Federal Census – 1


In 1900, Mary lived with her parents and siblings still at 228 Jackson. Jacob Sr. was 53 years old working as a carpenter. He had been unemployed for 5 months of the year. Jacob Jr. was also working as a carpenter and unemployed for 6 months. He was 24 years old at the time. Margaret E. was 44 years old. Mary E. was 20, John E. was 13, Lillie F. was 10, and Thomas G. was 7. Jacob and Margaret’s grand-daughter, Helen M. Bond, was also living with them at the time. She was 11 months.

MEB 1900 United States Federal Census - 2

MEB 1900 United States Federal Census – 2


Jacob Sr.’s birthday is listed as December 1846. Margaret’s was November 1855. They had been married for 29 years. Jacob Jr.’s birthday was listed as May 1876. Mary E. August 1879, John E. February 1887, Lillie F. January 1890, Thomas G. July 1892, and Helen’s was June 1899. Jacob Sr. and his parents were born in France. Margaret’s parents were born in Germany.



Mary Elizabeth Beyl married Charles Arthur Blake on 24 July 1901 in Marion County, Indiana. Mary was 22 years old at the time. Her parents are listed as Jacob Beyl and Kahn. Mary’s birth place is listed as Tennessee. Mary had 1 child, Helen Marie Blake.
Birth, Marriage & Death Collection

On 16 January 1908, Mary Elizabeth Beyl and Charles Arthur Blake had a little girl at 3pm. They named her Mary Belle Blake. At the time, they lived at 634 East Georgia Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. Charles was 30 and Mary was 29 at the time. Charles was a solicitor and driver.

According to the 1910 United States Federal Census, Mary Elizabeth Blake lived at 910 Bates Street, Center Township, Indiana with her husband Charles Arthur Blake and their children. Charles was 31 and Mary was 30 years old at the time. Helen was 10 years old and Mary was 2 years old. Charles was a wagon driver for an Oil company.

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Mary passed away at 36 years, 11 months, and 5 days old according to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.   Her father is listed as Jacob Beyl, born in France. Her mother is listed as Margarett E. Kern. The Informant was her daughter, Hellen M. Blake. Mary died on 31 July 1916 at 6pm from Uremia. Uremia is a condition involving abnormally high levels of waste products in the blood. She had been suffering from Chronic Parenchymatous Nephritis which is chronic inflammation of the kidney. She was buried in Columbus, Indiana on 3 August 1916.

MEB Death Certificate

MEB Death Certificate


So that’s all I have on Mary Elizabeth.  As always, I will post any additional information that I find during my research on this page as I find it.  If you knew Mary or you would like to share some stories you’ve heard about her, please don’t hesitate to use the comments section below to share her story!

Until next time,


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