Mary Lou Beyl


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Documented History


Mary Lou Beyl was the youngest daughter of John Edward Beyl and Edna Mae Applegate.  She had four siblings:

 

MLB 1929 Birth Certificate

MLB 1929 Birth Certificate

 

According to Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940, Mary Lou Beyl was born at Indiana Christian Hospital at 7:33pm in Indianapolis, Indiana on 24 March 1929. Her parents are listed as John Edward Beyl and Edna Mae Applegate. Their address was 1329 Southeast Avenue. John Edward was a 43 year old Foreman and Edna was a 33 year old housewife. They had 4 children at this time, all still alive in 1929.

 

MLB 1930 Census Pg 1

MLB 1930 Census Pg 1

 

In 1930, John Edward lived with his wife Edna, and their children Margaret, Mildred, Charles, and Mary Lou at 1329 East Street, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana.

 

MLB 1930 Census Pg 2

MLB 1930 Census Pg 2

 

John was 43, Edna was 35, Margaret was 17, Mildred was 16, Charles was 13, and Mary Lou was 1 year old. John was a Dispenser at a Bakery Company. Margaret was a Saleslady at a Dry Goods Retail Store.

 

MLB 1940 Federal Census

MLB 1940 Federal Census

 

At the time of the 1940 Federal Census, John and Edna lived at 1020 S. New Jersey Street, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana with their children Charles, Mary Lou, and Frederick. John Edward was 53 years old, Edna was 45, Charles was 23, Mary Lou was 11, and Frederick was 5 years old. John Edward was a Laborer in the Flood Prevention Industry. He made $453. Charles made $200 at school at NYA.

 

Marriage


Mary Lou married Max Lee on 27 April 1946, per Web: Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012.

MLB 1955 City Directory

MLB 1955 City Directory

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Mary Lou and Max lived at 2495 Dawson in 1955. Max was a foreman at Louden Body Shop at the time.

 

MLB 1998 Indiana, Death Certificates 1899-2011

MLB 1998 Indiana, Death Certificates 1899-2011

 

Mary Lou passed away on 14 December 1998. Her last residence is listed as 46254 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Her Social Security Number is listed as 308-26-6300 per the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Mary Lou’s Death Certificate lists John Edward Beyl and Edna Applegate as her parents. It lists her birthday as 24 March 1929, she was 69 years old and widowed when she passed at 12:55am at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.

She had worked for the government as a Postal Clerk and resided at 4390 N. High School Road, #103, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46254. Her parents are listed as John Edward Beyl and Edna Applegate which confirms her relationship to this line. Her cause of death is listed as Infarction of Bowel with 3 days between onset and death as well as bowel obstruction with 10 days between onset and death. Other significant conditions listed were End stage Renal Disease and Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus. No autopsy was performed.

 

MLB 1998 Grave

MLB 1998 Grave

 

Per Find A Grave, Mary Lou is resting with her husband, Max K. Lee, at Washington Park East Cemetery in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Her birthdate is listed on her headstone as 24 March 1929 which is consistent with her Death Certificate.

That’s all I have on Mary Lou right now, I’ll check back regularly and update this page as I find additional information.

If you have any additional information on Mary Lou, I would love to hear from you!

~Kris

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Charles Edward Beyl


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Documented History


John Edward Beyl had 3 daughters and 2 sons.  The oldest daughter was Margaret Louise.   Next came Viola Mildred.  The oldest son was Charles Edward.

CEB 1916 Birth Certificate

CEB 1916 Birth Certificate

 

Charles Edward Beyl was born on 15 May 1916, according to Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.   He was born in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana at 1:50am to Edward Beyl and Edna M. Applegate. Edward was a 29 year old wood assembler. Edna was a housekeeper at 21 years old. Both had 3 children, all still alive at the time. Both were born in Indiana.

 

CEB 1920 Federal Census

CEB 1920 Federal Census

 

According to the 1920 Federal Census, Charles lived at 848 Prospect Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana with his parents and siblings. His dad, Edward Beyl, was 31 years old at the time. Edna, his mom, was 26. His sister, Margaret was 6, Mildred was 5. And Charles was 3 years and 8 months old. Edward was a Foreman at a Bakery at the time.

 

CEB 1930 Federal Census Pg 1

CEB 1930 Federal Census Pg 1

 

In 1930, John Edward lived with his wife Edna, and their children Margaret, Mildred, Charles, and Mary Lou at 1329 East Street, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana.  John was 43, Edna was 35, Margaret was 17, Mildred was 16, Charles was 13, and Mary Lou was 1 year old. John was a Dispenser at a Bakery Company. Margaret was a Saleslady at a Dry Goods Retail Store.

 

CEB 1930 Federal Census Pg 2

CEB 1930 Federal Census Pg 2

 

In 1935, Charles lived at 417 Parkway Av, Indianapolis, Indiana with his parents, Edward and Edna, as well as his siblings, Margaret L. and Viola M. He was 19 years old at the time.

1935 US City Directories

1935 US City Directories

 

Charles lived with Edward and Edna at 1230 S. East Street in 1936, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Margaret Louise also lived with them at the time.

1936 US City Directories

1936 US City Directories

 

In 1937, Charles lived at 1020 S. New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, Indiana with his parents, Edward and Edna.

1937 US City Directories

1937 US City Directories

 

At the time of the 1940 Federal Census, John and Edna lived at 1020 S. New Jersey Street, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana with their children Charles, Mary Lou, and Frederick. John Edward was 53 years old, Edna was 45, Charles was 23, Mary Lou was 11, and Frederick was 5 years old. John Edward was a Laborer in the Flood Prevention Industry. He made $453. Charles made $200 at school at NYA.

 

CEB 1940 Federal Census

CEB 1940 Federal Census

 

Per U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2, Charles lived at 8942 Ridgepointe CT, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46234 in 1940. His birth date is listed as 15 May 1916.  So it appears he moved out of his parents house that year.

According to U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Charles enlisted into the National Guard on 17 January 1941 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He enlisted as a Private in the Quartermaster Corps. He had completed grammar school and worked as a messenger, errand boy, or office boy. He was single without dependents, 69 inches tall and 133 pounds. His birth year is listed as 1916.

CEB Fan

CEB Fan

 

In 1943, Charles lived at 1020 S. New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, Indiana with his parents, Edward and Edna.

1943 US City Directories

1943 US City Directories

 

In 1951, Charles lived at 738 Union, Indianapolis, Indiana according to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. He was 35 years old at the time.

1951 US City Directories

1951 US City Directories

 

In 1952, Charles lived at 738 Union, Indianapolis, Indiana according to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.

1952 US City Directories

1952 US City Directories

 

Death


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 shows that Charles Edward Beyl enlisted into the military twice. He enlisted the first time on 17 January 1941 but was released 2 days later on 19 January 1941. The second time, he enlisted on 22 May 1942 and was released on 5 September 1942. His death date and social security number on this record match that of his Death record.

CEB 1985 Death Certificate

CEB 1985 Death Certificate

 

Per the U.S. Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Charles left this world at 2:05am on 18 July 1985 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. His social security number was 303-14-6311 and was issued before 1951. He died of metastatic Lung Cancer. No autopsy was performed. His birthdate is listed as 15 May 1916.

The U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 has Charles’ parents listed as Edward Beyl and Edna M. Applegate. His social security number is the same on this document. According to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Charles was divorced. He was self-employed as a painter. When he passed, he was an inpatient at Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis. His address was listed at 8931 Ridgepointe Court.

CEB 1985 Grave

CEB 1985 Grave

 

Charles Edward is resting at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, according to Find A Grave. His gravestone shows he was in the US Army in World War II. His birthdate is listed as 15 May 1916. He passed on 18 July 1985.  Check out his memorial at Find A Grave.

That’s all I have on Charles Edward for now, I’ll check back regularly and update this page as I find additional information.

If you happen to know of Charles Edward Beyl or are related to him in some fashion, I’d love to hear from you!  Drop a line or two in the comments and let us know what you remember about him!

Thanks for stopping by!

~Kris

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Margaret Louise Beyl


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Documented History


Per the Bartholomew County, Indiana, Birth Records Index, 1882-1920, Margaret L Beyl was born 3 January 1913 to Edward Beyl and Edna M Applegate. Margaret was born at 2:40am, per Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940 to Edward Beyl and Edna M Applegate in Columbus, Indiana.

MLB Birth Certificate

MLB Birth Certificate

 

Edward was 25 and Edna was 19. Edward was a wood assembler at a factory. Edna was a housewife. Edward was born in Columbus, Indiana. Edna was born in Crothersville, Indiana. The family lived at 542 Jackson, Columbus, Indiana. Margaret was their first child.

MLB 1920 Census Record

MLB 1920 Census Record

 

According to the 1920 Federal Census, Margaret lived at 848 Prospect Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana with her parents and siblings. Her dad, Edward Beyl, was 31 years old at the time. Edna, her mom, was 26. Her sister, Mildred was 6, Margaret was 6, and their brother Charles was 3 years and 8 months old. Edward was a Foreman at a Bakery at the time.

MLB 1930 Census Record

MLB 1930 Census Record

 

In 1930, according to the Federal Census, Margaret lived with her parents and siblings at 1329 East Street, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana. John was 43, Edna was 35, Margaret was 17, Mildred was 16, Charles was 13, and Mary Lou was 1 year old. John was a Dispenser at a Bakery Company. Margaret was a Saleslady at a Dry Goods Retail Store.

MLB 1940 Census Record

MLB 1940 Census Record

 

The 1940 United States Federal Census shows Margaret living with her husband, James Collins, and their two children at 1523 John Street, Whiting City, Indiana. Their daughter, Alice, was 1 year old at the time and their son, James, was 6 months old. The record shows Margaret living on a farm in 1935 in Vermillion, Indiana. James was a Fireman with an oil refinery and earned $1820.

MLB Death Certificate

MLB Death Certificate

 

Margaret passed away on 23 June 1985, according to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. She was widowed when she passed and was 72 years old at the time. Her date of birth is confirmed as 3 January 1913. She died as an inpatient at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was listed as a housewife at 3721 E. Vermont Street.

MLB Tombstone

MLB Tombstone

 

Her father is listed as Edward Beyl. Her mother was Edna Applegate. Her son was the informant, listed as Joseph E. Collins. She was suffering from renal insufficiency, ventral abdominal hernia, insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, and congestive heart failure. Her cause of death is listed as a cerebral vascular accident. She was entombed at Washington Park East Cemetery.  She was entombed at Washington Park East Cemetery.

That’s all for now, I’ll check back regularly and update this page as I find additional information.

Happy researching!

~Kris

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Jacob William Beyl Sr.


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Jacob William Beyl Sr. |  Margaret Elizabeth Kern

Jacob William Beyl Jr.

Mary Elizabeth Beyl

John Edward Beyl

Lillian Francis Beyl

Grover Thomas Beyl

Documented History


Still working on the Beyl family,  I am desperately trying to crack through this brick wall I’ve been faced with for awhile now.  I have reached a point in this line where I can’t go back any further because I don’t have enough information on John Beyl.  John Beyl (may also be Johann Beyl) is the grandfather of John Edward Beyl.

Between the two, was Jacob William Beyl Sr.  Jacob is John Edward’s father.  Now when I start researching somebody, I always start with the facts I already know.  Since I’ve already researched Jacob’s son, here’s what I know to be true:

  • John Edward’s father was Jacob Beyl.
  • John Edward’s mother was Mary E. Kern (per John’s birth record).
  • Mary has an alternate name of Margaret E. Kern (per the 1900 Census).
  • Jacob was 53 years old in 1900 (per the 1900 Census record).
  • Margaret was 42 years old in 1900 (per the 1900 Census record).
  • Jacob was born in December 1846 (per the 1900 Census record).
  • Margaret was born in November 1855 (per the 1900 Census record).
  • Jacob and his parents were born in France.
  • Margaret was born in Indiana.  Her parents were born in Germany.
  • Jacob and Margaret were married 38 years in 1910 (per the 1910 Census record).
  • Margaret had birthed 7 children, but only 5 were alive in 1900.
  • Jacob and Margaret Kern had the following children (per the 1900 Census record):
  • Jacob W. – Age 24 – Born May 1876
  • Mary E. – Age 20 – Born August 1879
  • John E. – Age 13 – Born February 1887
  • Lillie F. – Age 10 – Born January 1890
  • Thomas – Age 7 – Born July 1892

Parents and Birth


Now that I have a few facts to start with, I can start looking for documents that match up to those facts.  And this is where things start getting hinky and confusing as far as the Beyl family tree is concerned.  So let me see if I can break this down to where you can see where the confusion comes in…

 

Partial Death Certificate

Partial Death Certificate

 

I haven’t yet been able to find a Birth Certificate for Jacob Sr.  However, I did find his Death Certificate.  Unfortunately, it is extremely hard to read.  There are several things I look for when examining documents to attach to my ancestors.  What I pay the most attention to is how many of the details match the other documents that I have.

 

Age

Age Estimate

 

This Death Certificate gives me a full name of Jacob Beyl.  I’ve inverted the colors to see if it’s easier to read.  At this point, I don’t know that he’s a Senior.  And I don’t know that his middle name is William.  While very hard to read, it looks like his Date of Birth is listed as 2 or 3 December 1842…possibly 1843.  I see that he was 64 years 10 months and 8 days old.  His Date of Death appears to be 11 October 1910.  Now, 1910 – 1842 = 68.  The Death Certificate says he was 64 years old.  That makes his birth date about 1846.  So we estimate his birthday to be December 1846 for now.  This matches what we learned from John Edward Beyl in the 1900 Census record.

 

Marriage

Marriage

 

Next, I see that Jacob was married and his wife’s name appears to be Margaret.  The letters of the name easily fit what appears on this document.  I also see that he was born in France.  Now, I know from John Edward Beyl’s 1900 Federal Census, that his mother’s name was Margaret E.  And the birth record for him shows Mary E. Kern.  Mary could easily be short for Margaret.  In fact, the 1910 Census record lists John’s parents as Jacob and Margaret.  So the spouse detail matches for Jacob.

 

Parents

Jacob’s Parents

 

On the Death Certificate, his parents appear to be listed as John Byll and Catherine Fishel, both born in France.  Now, I’ll pause here just to say that I’ve seen Beyl listed several different ways on several different documents.  This only adds to the confusion and difficulty in figuring out this line.

On this particular record, since they wrote incursive, there isn’t clear definition in each letter allowing us to see exactly what was written.  So for now we’ll go with John Beyl and Catherine Fishel.

 

Immigration


Since we’re only looking for personally identifiable information right now, we’re going to ignore the rest of the information in the Death Certificate, just for right now.  We’ll come back to it later.

 

Passenger List

Passenger List

 

Next I found a passenger list on the Orphan ship immigrating from France to New Orleans.  The record is hand written and does not include a date.  But here is what I am able to decipher for the Beyl’s:

  • Johann Beyl was a 20 year old Farmer
  • Joseph was 18 years old
  • Marianna was 16 years old
  • George was 9 and a half years old
  • Bernard?  was 8 years old
  • Jacob was 7 years old

Being that Jacob was the youngest in this party, I will assume that the others were his siblings.  As I sat here writing this, it occurred to me that the oldest in the party was only 20, so naturally Johann could not have been the father.  I went back to Ancestry.com and pulled up the passenger list record.  This allowed me to go to the previous page of the document, where I found their parents.

 

Passenger List 1

Passenger List – Previous Page

 

Now I can see that the father was Johann Beyl, 68 years old.  And the mother was Marianne, 66 years old.  This doesn’t match Jacob’s parents.  At this point, I don’t have enough information to be able to determine if this record is the same Jacob or not, but it’s looking like it’s likely not…based on the names of the parents.  Also, this record lists their arrival as 19 October 1954.  That would match the date on the Death Certificate, if he was born in December of 1846, he would’ve been 7 years old in October 1954.   So lets move on.

 

A Passenger List

Another Passenger List

 

I found a second passenger list from a different ship for the same date, 19 October 1853.  In this list, the family is:

  • Joseph – Age 56
  • Johannes – Age 50
  • Catherine – Age 16
  • Adam – Age 9
  • Johann – Age 8
  • Bernard? – Age 6 and a half
  • Jacob was 1 and a half at the time.

The name of this ship was R B Sumner and it came from Le Havre, France.  Now the Jacob in this record would have been born in 1851 or 1852 timeframe, so it doesn’t match the Death Certificate above.

 

1870 Census

1870 Census

 

The 1870 Census record is another piece of information that I’m not sure about.  According to the 1870 United Federal Census, Jacob lived with his father, John in Union Township, Clark County, Indiana in 1870. Jacob was 23 and John was 65 years old. Their last name was misspelled on the Census record as Bayle. John was a Farmer, Jacob also worked on the farm. John’s real estate value was $1,000 and his personal estate value was 600.  The date of this record would put Jacob right at 23 years old if it’s the same Jacob in the Death Certificate.  So we’ll assume for now that this record is the correct Jacob, though there isn’t enough detail to know for sure.

 

Marriage


After the marriage, I start gaining some confidence that I’m looking at the right guy.  Jacob married Margaret E. Kern on 2 May 1872 in Clark County, Indiana, according to Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941.

JWBSr Marriage Certificate

JWBSr Marriage Certificate

 

The only problem with this record is that she’s listed as Melissa Kern.  So I need to verify that this is the right wife as well.  It’s possible that Margaret went by Melissa.  Or it’s possible that it’s the wrong person altogether.

 

1880 Census

1880 Census

 

According to the 1880 United States Federal Census, Jacob lived with his wife and children at 228 Jackson, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana. At the time, Jacob was 32 years old. His wife was Elizabeth and was 24 years old. Their children were

Mary was born in August of the same year.

The Census has their name spelled incorrectly as “Boyel”. Jacob was a RailRoad Laborer at the time. Elizabeth was a housewife. Jacob was marked as Maimed, Crippled, Bedridden, or otherwise disabled. Jacob and his parents were born in France. Elizabeth and the children were born in Indiana but her parents were born in Germany.

 

Civil War Pension

Civil War Pension

 

The U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 lists Jacob Beyl as the name of a soldier. The record was filed in Indiana with an attorney listed as S. W. Daugherty and Company. The service says “Unassd Drafted man 2 Cong Dist Ind Vols” and classifies him as an invalid with application number 1173306 on 13 January 1896.

While this record does not have personally identifiable data on it other than the name, it does support that 1880 Census record reporting Jacob as disabled. It also supports the 1910 Census reporting Jacob as a veteran survivor of the Confederate or Union of Army or Navy. The U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 lists Jacob Beyl on the Union side in Indiana. Rank In and Rank Out are Substitute.

 

1900 Census

1900 Census

 

Jacob and Elizabeth still rented a house at 228 Jackson in 1900, according to the 1900 United States Federal Census. Jacob was born in December 1846 and was 53 years old at the time. Elizabeth (Margaret E.) was born in November of 1955 and was 44 years old at the time. They had been married 29 years.

Elizabeth had 7 children, 5 of which were still alive. Their children living with them were:

  • Jacob W., born May 1876 – Age 24
  • Mary E., born August 1879 – Age 20
  • John E., born February 1887 – Age 13
  • Lillie F., born January 1890 – Age 10
  • Thomas G., born July 1892 – Age 7
1900 Census-2

1900 Census-2

 

Their granddaughter also lived with them. She was Hellen M. Bond, born June 1899 (Age 11 months). Jacob immigrated from France in 1852 and had been in the United States for 47 years. He and Jacob W. were both Carpenters at the time.

Note:  Many family trees have Jacob immigrating in 1844. This was 2 years before he was born and presents a conflict in that he can’t immigrate anywhere 2 years before he was born.

City Directory 1907

City Directory 1907

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Jacob and Margaret Beyl lived at 542 Jackson in 1907. Jacob was a Carpenter at the time.  Now this is the same street that was reported in the 1900 Census…but different house number.  Interestingly, the 1900 Census lists the exact same address as the 1880 Census.  In 1880, she was referred to as Elizabeth but in 1900 she went by Margaret E.  This tells me her name is Margaret Elizabeth and that she’s the same person.

 

1910 Census Family

1910 Census Family

 

According to the 1900 United States Federal Census, Jacob (Age 63) and Elizabeth (Age 53) had moved to 542 Jackson, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana with their 3 sons:

John E. was going by Edward by this time as his name first appeared as Edward on this Census record. All three sons were single.

1910 Census Occupations

1910 Census Occupations

 

Elizabeth had 7 children, 4 of which were still alive. This record shows that Jacob immigrated in 1844, which was 2 years before he was born. He was not employed at the time. However, Elizabeth was a cheeser or chesser at a Poultry House.

Jacob W. and John Edward were both Laborers at an engine factory. Grover T. was a Laborer in the furniture industry. Their house was rented. Jacob Sr. was marked as a veteran survivor of Confederate or Union of Army or Navy.

 

1910 Death Certificate

1910 Death Certificate

 

Jacob passed away on 11 October 1910, according to Indiana Deaths, 1882-1920. He was 64 years old at the time and still resided in Columbus, Indiana. His Death Certificate shows he died in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana at 542 Jackson. His birthdate is listed as 3 December , he’s listed as 64 years, 10 months, and 8 days old which makes his birth year 1846. His father is listed as John Byll, born in France. His mother is listed as Catherine Fishel, born in France, as mentioned above.

Jacob's Grave

Jacob’s Grave

 

According to U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Jacob is buried at Garland Brook Cemetery in Bartholomew County, Indiana. His death date is confirmed as 11 October 1910. His birth place is confirmed as France in December 1846.  Check out his memorial at Find A Grave.

I think that some of this data that I’ve found so far is inaccurate, or belongs to a different Jacob Beyl.  As such, I think I will delete all of Jacob’s siblings and some of the other facts that are saved and see if anything else pops up for him.

That’s all for now, I’ll check back regularly and update this page as I find additional information.

I’ll leave you with a common Genealogy phrase:

Still trying to decorate my family tree.

Happy researching!

~Kris

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John Edward Beyl


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John Edward Beyl |  Edna mae Applegate

Margaret Louise Beyl

Viola Mildred Beyl

Charles Edward Beyl

Mary Lou Beyl

Frederick Eugene Beyl

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Viola Mildred‘s father was John Edward Beyl.  John was born in Columbus, Indiana on 15 February 1887, per his Death Certificate.  His parents were Jacob Beyl and Mary E. Kern.  I was also able to confirm his birthdate on several historical documents including the Federal Census records, the Indiana Select Marriages Index, the U.S. Social Security Death Index, and the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Card.

1887 Birth Record

1887 Birth Record

 

While his first name wasn’t provided, and the last name was spelled wrong, I did find a reference to his birth in the Bartholomew County, Indiana, Birth Records Index, 1882-1920 when I was reviewing the record for the birth of Mildred.  It is incredibly frustrating, as a researcher, to find how inaccurate many of these “official” records are; no wonder there are so many unsolved mysteries.

1900 Census-1

1900 Census-1

 

At the time of the 1900 Federal Census, John lived with his parents and siblings at 228 Jackson, Columbus Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana. John was 13 years old. His parents were Jacob and Margaret E Beyl. Jacob was 53 years old at the time, born December 1846. He and his parents were born in France.

1900 Census-2

1900 Census-2

 

Jacob immigrated to the United States from France in 1852, and had been in the United States for 42 years at the time of the Census. He was naturalized. He was a carpenter renting the house at the time.

Jacob’s wife, Margaret E, was 44 years old, born in November 1855 in Indiana. Her parents were born in Germany. Margaret had birthed 7 children, 5 of which were still alive at the time of the Census.

1900 Census-3

1900 Census-3

 

John’s older brother, Jacob W. Beyl was 24 years old, born May 1876 and was also a Carpenter. Their sister Mary E. was 20 years old, born August 1879. John was at school when the Census was taken along with his little sister and brother. Lillie F was 10 years old, born January 1890. Thomas was 7 years old, born July 1892. Jacob and Margaret’s grand-daughter, Hellen M. Bond, also lived with them and was 11 months old at the time, born June 1899.

1910 Census

1910 Census

 

In 1910, John still lived with his parents, Jacob and Margaret, as well as his older brother Jacob W. and younger brother Grover T. Beyl. John was referred to as Edward on the Census record from this point forward.

1910 Census-2

1910 Census-2

 

At this time, they rented a house at 542 Jackson, Columbus Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana. Jacob Sr. was 63 years old and was no longer working. His wife of 38 years at the time, Margaret, was 53 years old and previously worked at a Poultry House but had been out of work for 22 weeks.

1910 Census-3

1910 Census-3

 

Jacob W. and John Edward were 33 and 23 years old, respectively. They were both laborers at a Liquor Factory. But John Edward had been out of work for 20 weeks. Grover T. was 17 years old and worked as a Furniture Laborer.

Wedding Day

Wedding Day – Copyright: anna42f / 123RF Stock Photo

 

John Edward married Edna Mae Applegate on 24 August 1911 in Marion County, Indiana, according to Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 and Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. John was 24 years old at the time.

1914 Birth

1913 & 1914  Birth

 

John and Edna had a baby girl on 3 January 1913 and another on 17 February 1914, according to Bartholomew County, Indiana, Birth Records Index, 1882-1920. They named their first born Margaret L. and their second daughter Viola Mildred.

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Card

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Card

 

On 5 June 1917, John Edward registered for the World War I Draft. He lived at 540 Jackson, Columbus, Indiana at the time. He worked as a Wood Assembler at Emerson-Brantingham Company in Columbus, Indiana. He had a wife and three children at the time and he claimed exemption from the draft in order to support them. He was described as tall and slender with dark brown hair and blue eyes.

1920 United States Federal Census-2

1920 United States Federal Census-2

 

At the time of the 1920 Federal Census, John had moved to 848 Prospect Street, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana. He was 31 years old and worked as a Bakery Foreman. French was his native language. He lived with his wife, Edna, 25 years old. Their children were Margaret M., 6 years old; Mildred, 5 years old; and Charles, 3 years and 8 months old.

1929 Birth of Mary Lou

1929 Birth of Mary Lou

 

John and Edna had another baby girl on 24 March 1929 at Indiana Christian Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. They named her Mary Lou Beyl. At the time, John was 43 and Edna was 33 years old and they lived at 1329 Southeast Avenue. John was a Foreman and Edna was a housewife. Mary Lou was born at 7:33pm.

1930 United States Federal Census Record

1930 United States Federal Census Record

 

In 1930, per the Census Record, John Edward lived with his wife Edna, and their children Margaret, Mildred, Charles, and Mary Lou at 1329 East Street, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana. John was 43, Edna was 35, Margaret was 17, Mildred was 16, Charles was 13, and Mary Lou was 1 year old. John was a Dispenser at a Bakery Company. Margaret was a Saleslady at a Dry Goods Retail Store.

1931 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

1931 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

 

In 1931, Edward and Edna lived at 329 S. Baet Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, according to the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. He was a Warehouseman at the time. His baby brother, Grover T., lived at 208 E. Kelly with Katherine.

1933 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

1933 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

 

In 1933, John and Edna lived at 221 Naomi, Indianapolis, Indiana, according to the Indianapolis, Indiana, City Directory, 1933. John was a Baker at the time. Margaret and Mildred lived with them. His baby brother, Grover T., lived at 208 E. Kelly with Katherine.

1940 United States Federal Census Record

1940 United States Federal Census Record

 

At the time of the 1940 Federal Census, John and Edna lived at 1020 S. New Jersey Street, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana with their children Charles, Mary Lou, and Frederick. John Edward was 53 years old, Edna was 45, Charles was 23, Mary Lou was 11, and Frederick was 5 years old. John Edward was a Laborer in the Flood Prevention Industry. He made $453. Charles made $200 at school at NYA.

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

 

John registered for the WWII Draft when he was 55 years old. He still lived at 1020 S. New Jersey Street at the time and listed Charles Beyl as a person that would always know his address. He listed WFA as his Employer’s Name. The Employer’s Address was 19 W. South Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.  Interesting that he wrote the wrong date for his birthday on this record.

Lot Interment Order

Lot Interment Order

 

Edna Mae passed away and was buried at Garland Brook Cemetery in Lot Number 519, Section Number 15 on 11 March 1949. The Lot Interment Order lists her death on 8 March 1949. She was 53 years old. She rests next to her husband, John Edward Beyl. Findagrave lists her birthdate as December 1894. It lists her spouse as John Edward Beyl (1887-1966) and lists her children as Frederick E. Beyl (1934-2013).

1966 Medical Certificate of Death

1966 Medical Certificate of Death

 

John Edward Beyl passed away due to Septicemia on 30 September 1966, according to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. He was 79 years old at the time of his death and had been an Elevator Operator at U.S. Rubber Company. Frederick E. Beyl was the informant and lived at 3425 Georgetown Road, Indianapolis, Indiana. No autopsy was performed.

1966 Grave

1966 Grave

 

John was buried at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus, Indiana on 4 October 1966 next to his wife.  Check out his memorial at Find A Grave.

That’s all for now, I’ll check back regularly and update this page as I find additional information.

I’ll leave you with a common Genealogy phrase:

When we die we become ‘stories’ in the minds of other people.

Happy story finding!

~Kris

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Viola Mildred Beyl


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Documented History


For the Beyl family,  I’m going to start with Viola Mildred Beyl.  As I explained in my About Me page, I am not going to reveal my relationship to Mildred.  This is to protect myself and those family members that are still living and to respect our privacy.  I will say that Mildred is a grandmother of mine.  I will not say how many generations back.  I do happen to know that she went by Mildred.

1914 Birth

1914 Birth

 

According to the Bartholomew County, Indiana, Birth Records Index, 1882-1920, Viola Mildred was born on 17 February 1914, the same year that World War I began.  Her mother is listed as Edna M. Applegate.  Her father is listed as Edward.  Also listed on this record, is Viola’s sister: Margaret L. Beyl, born 3 January 1913.

1920 Census

1920 Census

 

According to the 1920 United States Federal Census, Mildred lived at 848 Prospect Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana with her parents and siblings.  Her dad, Edward Beyl, was 31 years old at the time.  Edna, her mom, was 26.  Her sister Margaret was 6, Mildred was 5, and their brother Charles was 3 years and 8 months old.  Edward was a Foreman at a Bakery at the time.  The record also shows that their paternal grandfather was born in France while the rest of their grandparents were born in Indiana.

1930 Census

1930 Census

 

In 1930, Mildred lived with her parents and siblings at 1329 East Street, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana, per the 1930 United States Federal Census.  Edward, her father, was 43 years old.  Her mother Edna was 35 years old.  Margaret was 17, Mildred was 16, and Charles was 13 years old.  They had a new baby sister, Mary Lou, who was 1 year old at the time.  Edward was a Dispenser at a Bakery Company and Margaret was a Saleslady at a Dry Goods Retail Store.

1930 Census

1930 Census

 

 

Marriage


Mildred married Charles Beckett Buchanan on 25 May 1935 in Marion County, Indiana, per the Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012.  Mildred was 21 years old at the time.  Charles was 22.  U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 shows Charles and Mildred living at 211 E. North, Apartment 36 in 1936.  Charles was a salesman at Hiller Office Supply Company.

1936 Birth of Barbara

1936 Birth of First Child

 

On 12 July 1936, Mildred gave birth to Barbara Ann at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.  She was full term, per Barbara’s Certificate of Birth.  At the time, Charles and Mildred lived at 2033 Houston, Indianapolis, Indiana.  Charles was a Salesman at L.C. Smith & Corona Typewriters and had been there for 2 months.  Charles was 23 and Mildred was 22 years old.  Barbara was their first child.

1942 City Directory

1942 City Directory

 

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Volume 2 shows Charles and Mildred Buchanan lived at 1260 Farr View CT, West Linn, OR, 97068-4011 in 1940.  However, in 1942, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 show they lived at 2538 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana.  I do know from stories past down verbally that they did move out of state for a stint.  The City Directory lists Charles as an “mtcemn.”  Now, I’ve tried to research what that term is exactly but haven’t found much success.  My best guess is that it means he was a maintenance man.

1956 City Directory

1956 City Directory

 

Charles and Mildred lived at 55 N. Sherman Dr, Indianapolis, Indiana, per the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.  Charles was, at that time, a Foreman at RCA.  In 1956, the City Directory lists them at 3705 N. Ritter Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana.  So apparently they moved around a lot.  But Charles had the same job at this time.

1986 City Directory

1986 Public Records

 

Sometime within the next 30 years, Charles and Mildred moved to Florida.  U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1 listed them at 13613 Allyn Dr., Hudson, FL, 24667-1505.  They lived in a house right on the Gulf of Mexico with a boat docked in their back yard.  I remember Charles letting me drive that boat in the Gulf when I was little.  And I remember him teaching me how to play pool in their Florida room.

Charles Boat

Charles’ Boat

 

Mildred passed away on 21 January 2000, per the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007.  It showed that in January 1937, her name was listed as Mildred Beyl Buchanan.  Her social security number was issued in Indiana, prior to 1951, according to the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014.

VMB Headstone

VMB Headstone

 

That’s all for now, I’ll check back regularly and update this page as I find additional information.  If you’d like to see Mildred up close and personal, have a look at her gallery to see Mildred’s memories with her family.  Also, be sure to check out her Memorial at Find A Grave.

I’ll leave you with a common Genealogy phrase:

Research: What I’m doing, when I don’t know what I’m doing.

Happy researching!

~Kris

 

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Beyl Family History

Beyl Surname



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I haven’t found much about the Beyl surname online yet.  I am still very early into my research on this line.  Quick searches on the history of the name Beyl are yielding very few results, if any.  This makes it difficult to determine where the name came from.

I’ve only found one website that provides any kind of description for the name, but it isn’t a reliable site for genealogical purposes.  It is more of a touristy site that wants you to buy memorabilia with what they say your coat of arms is.  Anyway, it said that Beyl is a Danish name that derived from the word bayer.  Bayer means one who came from Bavaria.

However, I found that Ancestry.com lists the meaning of the Beyl name as a variant of German Beil.

Beyl Surname Meaning

Beyl Surname Meaning

 

So, naturally, I queried the site for the meaning of the Beil surname:

Beil Surname Meaning

Beil Surname Meaning

 

In the little research that I’ve done on this line so far, I’ve found that the Beyl’s immigrated to the United States from France.  So the question is, can I trace them from France to Germany?  Only time will tell at this point.

Distribution of Families

Distribution of Families

Ancestry also shows a nice page with some simple statistics for the Beyl line in the United States.  According to the United States Federal Census, most of the Beyl families lived in the north east region.

The New York Passengers List shows that most immigrated from Germany but some came from the Netherlands, Preussen, and Italy.  So far I’ve only traced my line back to France.  As far as Beyl Family Origin goes, 4 families came from Germany, 3 came from Netherlands, 2 from Preussen, and 1 from Italy per Ancestry.com.

They also show that there are 3 Civil War Service Records for the Beyl surname, all 3 on the Union side.

Interestingly, I found that one person in my line, Jacob Beyl, who was listed as an Unassigned Indiana Volunteer for the Union side and seems to have been injured in the war.  I haven’t found much on that but will be doing further research to see if I can identify what happened.

Family Occupations

Family Occupations

Ancestry reports that most of the Beyl ancestors were farmers.  A good portion were laborers.  I have found both in my line.  There were also some Saloon Keepers as well as horse car drivers.

I did find a site that listed a couple of Beyl settlers in the United States during the 18th Century.  One was Johan Peter Beyl who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747.  Another was Johannes Beyl which landed in Pennsylvania in 1754.

I do not know yet if either of these are related to my line but will definitely be trying to confirm or deny this during my research.


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Beyl Members I’ve Researched So Far


Average Life Expectancy

Average Life Expectancy

Finally, it looks like the Beyl family life expectancy has been pretty close to that of the general public.  Some died young, around 50 years old, while others lived to be around 90 years old.  But the majority seems to pass away around 70 years old.

I know this is very little information to provide so far.  But, like I said before, I only recently began searching this line and hope to add a whole lot more information in the near future.

It would be nice to know more about these ancestors.  Where did they come from before France?  Why did they immigrate to the United States?

I hope to find a ton of information on this line as it is particularly special to me.  Have you found Beyl in your family tree yet?  If so, I’d love to hear from you!

Even if you haven’t, have you found reliable places to research the history of your family name?  I’d love to know where to go to find out facts about surnames that are accurate and can provide some of the history behind the name.  Do share and let us know how you do it.

That’s all for now, I’ll check back regularly and update this page as I find additional information.

I’ll leave you with a common Genealogy phrase:

This packrat has learned that the next generation will value most is not what we owned, but the evidence of who we were and the tales of how we loved.  In the end, it’s the family stories that are worth the storage.  – Ellen Goodman, The Boston Globe

Happy searching!

~Kris

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