Margaret Elizabeth Kern

Documented History


Margaret Elizabeth Kern was born 5 November 1855 in Indiana, per Find A Grave and Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011.

Margaret married Jacob Beyl in 1871, per the 1900 United States Federal Census.

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MEK 1880 United States Federal Census

 

According to the 1880 United States Federal Census, Margaret Elizabeth lived with her husband and their two children at 228 Jackson Street, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana in 1880. Her husband was Jacob Beyl, born in France, 32 years old who worked as a RailRoad Laborer. The census has his parents born in France as well and says Jacob was Maimed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled.

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MEK 1880 United States Federal Census

 

Margaret is listed as Elizabeth on the Census so perhaps that’s what she went by. She was 24 years old at the time keeping house. Their son is listed as William, he was 4 years old. Their daughter is listed as Mary, she was 9 months old and born in August of that Census year which would make her birthdate August 1879.

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MEK 1900 United States Federal Census

 

In 1900, per the United States Federal Census, Margaret E. and Jacob still lived at 228 Jackson Street, Columbus, Indiana with their children and grand-daughter. Margaret was 44 years old, her birthday listed as November 1855 in Indiana. Her parents were born in Germany. She reportedly had 7 children, but only 5 were still alive at the time.

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MEK 1900 United States Federal Census

 

Jacob was 53 years old, born December 1846 in France. His parents were also born in France. Jacob W. was born May 1876, making him 24 years old when the census was taken. He and his father both worked as Carpenters. Mary E. was 20 years old, born August 1879. John E. was 13 years old, born February 1887. Lillie F. was 10 years old, born 1890. Thomas G. was 7 years old, born 1892. Their grand-daughter, Hellen M. was 11 months old, born June 1899.

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MEK 1907 US City Directories 1822-1995

 

Margaret and Jacob lived at 542 Jackson Street, per the 1907 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Jacob was a Carpenter at the time.

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MEK 1910 United States Federal Census

 

Margaret and Jacob lived at 542 Jackson Street, Columbus, Indiana, per the 1910 United States Federal Census. Jacob was 63 and not working. Margaret was 53 and working as a Chesser at a Poultry House. They had been married 38 years. Margaret had 7 children, 4 were still alive at the time. Jacob W. was 33 years old, Edward was 23 years old, and Grover T. was 17 years old. Jacob W. and Edward worked as Laborers at a Liquor Factory. Grover was a Laborer in the Furniture Industry.

MEK 1915 US City Directories 1822-1995

MEK 1915 US City Directories 1822-1995

 

In 1915, Margaret still lived at 542 Jackson Street, per the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. She was a widow at that point as Jacob had passed away.

MEK 1917 US City Directories 1822-1995

MEK 1917 US City Directories 1822-1995

 

In 1917, Margaret still lived at 542 Jackson Street, per the U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. She was a widow at that point as Jacob had passed away.

 

Death


According to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Margaret Elizabeth passed away at 12:45pm on 11 April 1919 due to chronic myocarditis. She had chronic nephritis listed as a contributory factor that she had been fighting for 2 months. Her father is listed as Andrew J Kern from Germany. Her mother’s name was not known.

MEK 1919 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

MEK 1919 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

 

According to FindAGrave, Margaret was born in November 1855 in Indiana. She died 14 April 1919 in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana and rests with her husband, Jacob Beyl (1846-1910) at Garland Brooks Cemetery in Section 15.

MEK 1919 Headstone

MEK 1919 Headstone

 

Their children were Jacob William Beyl (1876-1921), John Edward Beyl (1887-1966), Lillian Frances Beyl Mobley (1890-1953), and Grover Thomas Beyl (1892-1938).  Click here to visit Margaret’s memorial on Find A Grave.


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I am still looking for Margaret’s parents, born in Germany.  Unfortunately, this is all of the information I have for her at the moment.  As always, I will update this page as I find additional information.

Talk soon,

~Kris

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Jacob William Beyl Jr.

Documented History


Jacob William Beyl Jr. was born 6 March 1876, per his Death Certificate.  This is also confirmed by the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Card, 1917-1918.

JWBJ 1880 United States Federal Census

JWBJ 1880 United States Federal Census

 

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

Jacob Sr. was 32 years old at the time working as a Rail Road 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. His little sister Mary was 9 months.

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JWBJ 1900 US Federal Census

 

In 1900, Jacob Jr. lived with his 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.

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JWBJ 1900 US Federal Census

 

Jacob and Margaret’s grand-daughter, Helen M. Bond, was also living with them at the time. She was 11 months. 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.

JWBJ 1902 US City Directories 1822-1995

JWBJ 1902 US City Directories 1822-1995

 

In 1902, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Jacob Jr. lived with his parents at 542 Jackson, Columbus, Indiana. Jacob Sr. is listed as a constable.

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JWBJ 1910 United States Federal Census

 

According to the 1910 United States Federal Census Report, Jacob Jr. still lived with his parents. They lived at 542 Jackson St, Columbus, Indiana. Jacob Sr. was 63 years old and not working. He is marked as a survivor of the Union of Confederate Army or Navy. He and his parents were from France. His wife, Margaret, was 53 years old working for a Poultry House, possibly with cheeses. Her parents were born in Germany.

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Jacob Jr. was 33 years old working as a Laborer at a Liquor Factory with his brother John Edward who was 23 years old at the time. Their youngest brother, Grover T., was 17 years old working as a Laborer in Furniture. Jacob and Margaret had been married for 38 years and had 7 children, 4 of which were still living.

JWBJ 1917 US City Directories 1822-1995

JWBJ 1917 US City Directories 1822-1995

 

In 1917, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Jacob Jr. lived with his mom at 542 Jackson, Columbus, Indiana. He was an Assembler with Emerson Brantingham Company, same as his brother John Edward. His mom, Margaret E. was listed as a widow.

 

Military


According to U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Jacob Jr. registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana. He was 42 years old at the time, born 6 March 1876. He was employed as a wood worker with Brantingham Company at East 5th Street, Columbus, Indiana.

JWBJ 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

JWBJ 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card

 

He listed his mother, Margaret E. Beyl as his closest relative. She lived at 602 Woodlawn Drive in Indianapolis. Jacob described himself as short with a medium build. His eyes were grey and the color of his hair was mixed.

JWBJ 1919 US City Directories 1822-1995

JWBJ 1919 US City Directories 1822-1995

 

Jacob Jr. lived with his little brother, Grover T. in 1919, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. They lived at 1417 E. Tabor Street. Grover was a Laborer. Jacob Jr. was a carpenter.

JWBJ 1920 United States Federal Census

JWBJ 1920 United States Federal Census

 

In 1920, Jacob Jr. lived with his little brother Grover T. at 1417 Labor St., in Center Township, Marion County, Indiana. Jacob Jr. was 43 years old at the time and working as a Laborer at Match Works. Grover is listed as head of household, renting the house.

He was 27 years old at the time working as a Laborer at a Machine shop. His wife was Katherine, 22 years old. Their daughter, Elizabeth, was 1 year, 8 months old. Their niece, Helen Smith, was also living with them at the time. She was 20 years old and listed as married. She worked as a Packer at a Baking Company.

JWBJ 1921 US City Directories 1822-1995

JWBJ 1921 US City Directories 1822-1995

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Jacob Jr. and Grover T. lived together, in 1921, at 1424 Cruft Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. They were both laborers at the time.

 

Death


Jacob Jr. died on 8 November 1921 from a self-inflicted bullet wound of the head, per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. He committed suicide. He was single at the time. His birthdate is listed on his death certificate as 6 March 1876. He was 45 years, 8 months old when he killed himself. He had been a wood worker. His father was listed as Jacob Beyl, born in France. His mother was Margaret Kern.

JWBJ 1922 Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011

JWBJ 1922 Indiana Death Certificates 1899-2011

 

Jacob is resting at Garland Brook Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, per U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. He was buried on 10 November 1921. An article in the Indianapolis Star, published 9 November 1921, stated that Jacob Jr. shot himself in the left breast first. That bullet passed through his body and hit his brother in law in the arm when he just happened to walk around the corner just in time to see the suicide attempt. Jacob Jr. then fired the fatal shot to his temple as his sister and brother in law watched from a window. He was reportedly lonely and unemployed stating in 5 suicide notes that nobody liked him.

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JWBJ 1921 Find A Grave

 

Well it looks like I have some additional hints to pursue for Jacob William Beyl Jr.  It sounds like he lived a sad life and so far his story has touched me the most.  I wish we could go back in time sometimes and talk to our ancestors about their decisions and the impact they’ll have to the surviving relatives.  I can kind of relate to how Jacob Jr. may have felt back then, but I wouldn’t dream of taken myself away from the loved ones I do hold dear.  I can only hope Jacob Jr. is in peace now.  Check out Jacob’s Find A Grave memorial.

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Until next time,

~Kris

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

Marriage


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.
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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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Death


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,

~Kris

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Lillian Francis Beyl

Documented History


Lillian Francis Beyl was born 11 January 1890, per Bartholomew County, Indiana, Birth Records Index, 1882-1920. Interestingly, there are two listings for the same dates, same parents. Perhaps they were twins?

LFB 1890 Birth Record

LFB 1890 Birth Record

 

Lillian’s name isn’t listed next to her birth, it only says the last name. Maybe her parents hadn’t chosen a first and middle name yet. Her parents are listed as Jacob Beyl and M. E. Kern.

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LFB 1900 Census

 

In 1900, Lillie 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.

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LFB 1900 US Federal Census

 

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.

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LFB 1900 US Federal Census

 

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.

 

Marriage


Lillie married James Everett Mobley on 31 August 1909, per Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993 and Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Her parents were listed as Jacob Beyl and Margaret E Kern. According to their marriage license, Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001, Everett was born in Columbus, Indiana on 8 April 1887. He worked as a clerk living at 217 No. Ill. Street.

LFB 1909 Indiana Marriages 1810-2001

LFB 1909 Indiana Marriages 1810-2001

 

His father was Robert Mobley and was deceased. His mother was Susanah Windler and was a housekeeper in Columbus. She and Everett’s father were born in Ohio. This was Everett’s first marriage.

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Lillie was also born in Columbus on 11 January 1890. She lived at 514 Jackson Street and worked as a housekeeper. Her father was Jacob Beyl, born in France. He worked as a Carpenter. Her mother was Margaret Kern, born in Charleston, Indiana. She worked as a housekeeper. Jacob and Margaret lived in Columbus. This was Lillie’s first marriage also.

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LFB 1910 Census

 

On 9 October 1912 at 9am, Everett and Lillie had a baby girl named Jaunetta in Jordan, Warren County, Indiana per Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940. Everett was 25 and Lillie was 22 years old at the time. Everett worked as a section laborer. Lillie was a housewife. Jaunetta may have been a twin as the box for Twin, Triplet, or Other has an X in it and the birth certificate states that Lillie had 3 children but only 2 were living.

LFB 1912 Indiana Birth Certificates 1907-1940 - Jaunetta

LFB 1912 Indiana Birth Certificates 1907-1940 – Jaunetta

 

According to the 1910 United States Federal Census, Lillie lived with her husband and son on Bates Street in Center Township, Marion County, Indiana. Lillie was 20 years old at the time. Her husband, Everett was 23 and their son, Robert F. was 3 months old. Everett worked as a Wagon Driver for Wholesale Grocery. The two had been married 1 year and Robert was their first child.

LFB 1920 Census

LFB 1920 Census

 

Lillie and Everett lived at 926 Hasbrook Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, per the 1920 United States Federal Census. They rented their house and lived with their 4 children: Robert, Juanita, Charles, and Harold. Everett was 31 and Lillie was 29 years old at the time. Everett’s parents were from Ohio, Lillie’s from France. Robert was 10, Juanita was 7, Charles was 3 years 11 months, and Harold was 2 years old. Everett was a Conductor with the Street Railway.

 

Death


Lillie passed away in 1953, per US Find A Grave 1600s-Current. She is resting with Everett at New Crown Cemetery and Mausoleum, Indianapolis, Indiana. Their children are listed as Robert Francis Mobley (1910-1956), Harold E Mobley (1917-1994), Mary Jane Mobley Walters (1922-1987), Betty Jean Mobley Clark (1926-1990), Joann Mobley Gulley (1928-1993).  Take a look at her Find A Grave memorial.

1953 Headstone

1953 Headstone

 

Not a lot of information for Ms. Lillie just yet, but I will keep at it and update this page as I find new information.  And don’t forget!  If you knew her or are related to her, I would love to hear from you.  If you have some stories you’d like to share, don’t hesitate to post them in the comments below.

~Kris

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Grover Thomas Beyl

Documented History


Grover Thomas Beyl was born 25 July 1891, per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. However, all other records list his birth year as 1892.

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GTB 1900 US Federal Census

 

In 1900, Grover lived with his parents and siblings at 228 Jackson Street, Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana, per 1900 United States Federal Census. His father was Jacob Beyl, born December 1846 in France and immigrated in 1852. His mother was Margaret E. born November 1855 in Indiana. Her parents were born in Germany.

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GTB 1900 US Federal Census

 

Grover’s siblings were: Jacob W., born May 1876, Mary E. born August 1879, John E. born February 1887, and Lillie F. born January 1890. Jacob and Margaret’s grand-daughter, Helen M. born June 1899, also lived with them. Both Jacobs worked as Carpenters at the time. Mary, Edward, and Thomas were at school when the census was taken.

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GTB 1910 US Federal Census

 

Grover lived with his parents and brothers at 542 Jackson Street, Columbus, Indiana according to the 1910 United States Federal Census. His father, Jacob Beyl was 63 years old at the time and not working. Jacob’s wife, Margaret, was 53 years old and worked as a Poultry House Chesser.

Grover’s brothers were Jacob W. age 33 and Edward age 23, both worked as Laborers at a liquor factory. Grover was a Laborer in the furniture industry.   Jacob Sr. and his parents were born in France, Margaret’s parents were born in Germany. Everybody else was born in Indiana.

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In 1912, Grover lived at 916 Bates Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a Machinest at the time. He lived with his brother Edward who was a Packer. That neighborhood has since been torn down and there is now a parking lot where the house used to be.

GTB 1915 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995

GTB 1915 U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995

 

In 1915, Grover lived at 542 Jackson Street, Columbus, Indiana, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a Carpenter at the time with Emerson-Brantingham Co as was his brothers Edward and Jacob W.  Jacob W. and Grover were living with their mother Margaret E. who was a widow by this point. That house has since been torn down, along with the rest of the neighborhood, to make way for a parking garage and city buildings.

GTB 1917 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1917 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1917, Grover lived at 602 Woodlawn Avenue in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a Packer at the time.

 

Military


On 5 January 1917, Grover registered for the World War I Draft. He was 24 years old at the time with gray eyes and brown hair. He was slender with a medium build. At the time he lived at 1417 E. Tabor Street, Indianapolis, Indiana and worked as an Order Picker with L.T. Hurst & Co. at 113 S. Penn Street. His birthday is listed as 24 July 1892.

GTB 1917 US World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918

GTB 1917 US World War I Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918

 

Marriage


Grover married Katherine M. Mayer on 10 March 1917 in Marion County, Indiana, per Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. His parents are listed as Margaret Elizabeth Kern and Jacob Beyl. His birthdate is listed as 1894 in Columbus, Indiana. He was 23 years old when he married.

GTB 1918 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1918 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1918, Grover lived at 1417 E. Tabor in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a Clerk at the time.

GTB 1919 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1919 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1919, Grover lived at 1417 E. Tabor in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a Laborer at the time.

1417 E. Tabor

1417 E. Tabor in 2014

 

Jacob William Jr. lived with Grover at the time. Jacob was a Carpenter.

GTB 1920 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1920 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1920, Grover lived at 1417 E. Tabor in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a Laborer at the time.

GTB 1920 US Federal Census

GTB 1920 US Federal Census

 

According to the 1920 United States Federal Census, Grover lived at 1417 Kelly Street, Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Katherine and their daughter Elizabeth. Katherine was 22, Grover was 27, and Elizabeth was 1 year, 8 months old. Grover’s brother, Jacob, also lived with them. He was 43 years old. And Grover’s niece, Helen Smith, lived with them at 20 years old. Grover worked as a Laborer at a Machine Shop. Jacob worked as a Laborer at a Match Shop. And Helen was a Packer at a Bakery Company.

GTB 1921 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1921 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1921, Grover lived at 1424 Cruft in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a Laborer at the time.

1424 Cruft

1424 Cruft in 2014

 

Jacob William Jr. lived with Grover at the time. Jacob was also a Laborer.

GTB 1922 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1922 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1922, Grover lived at 1440 Cruft in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.

1440 Cruft

1440 Cruft in 2014

 

Grover was a Laborer at the time.

GTB 1923 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1923 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1923, Grover lived at 1208 E Kelly in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a Laborer at the time.

GTB 1924 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1924 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1924, Grover lived at 1208 E Kelly in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a packer at the time.

GTB 1926 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1926 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1926, Grover lived at 1208 E Kelly in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a meat cutter at the time.

 

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GTB 1929 US City Directories 1822-1995

 

In 1929, Grover and Katherine lived at 208 E Kelly Street in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a meat cutter at the time.

GTB 1930 US Federal Census

GTB 1930 US Federal Census

 

Grover lived his wife and their two daughters, per the 1930 United States Federal Census, at 1209 E. Kelly, Indianapolis, Indiana. Grover owned the home valued at $3,000. He was 37 years old and his wife, Katherine, was 32 years old at the time.

GTB 1933 1208 E Kelly

GTB 1933 1208 E Kelly in 2014

 

Their daughters Elizabeth and Helen were 11 and 9 years old respectively, both in school. Grover was a Butcher at a Packing House at the time.

GTB 1931 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1931 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1931, Grover and Katherine lived at 1208 E Kelly Street in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a Meat Cutter at the time.

GTB 1933 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1933 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1933, Grover and Katherine lived at 1208 E Kelly Street in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a Laborer at the time.

GTB 1934 US City Directories, 1822-1995

GTB 1934 US City Directories, 1822-1995

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Grover T Beyl lived at 1208 E. Kelly, Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Katherine M. in 1934.  He was a butcher at the time. His brother and family lived nearby at 417 Parkway Avenue.

GTB 1935 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1935 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1935, Grover and Katherine lived at 1208 E Kelly Street in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a butcher at the time for Hilgemeier & Bro Inc.

GTB 1936 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1936 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1936, Grover and Katherine lived at 1208 E Kelly Street in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a butcher at the time.

GTB 1937 U.S. City Directories

GTB 1937 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1937, Grover and Katherine lived at 1208 E Kelly Street in Indianapolis, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Grover was a butcher at the time.

 

Death


Grover passed away on 25 August 1938, according to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. At the time, he resided at 1208 Kelly Street, Beech Grove, Marion, Indiana. He died at St. Francis Hospital at 4:50am of a Concussion of the Brain. Other noted contributory causes of importance were fracture of the left clavicle and fracture of the right elbow. An autopsy was performed. He had been in an auto accident on the highway on 22 August 1938 which resulted in the injuries noted. He was married to Katherine and worked as a Butcher at Helgemeiers. His parents were Jacob Beyl and Margaret Kern. The informant was his daughter, Helen.

GTB 1938 US Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

GTB 1938 US Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

 

Grover Thomas was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery on 27 August 1938, per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 and US, Find A Grave, 1600s-Current. He rests in Section 74, Lot 750.  I requested a photo of his headstone from folks living in the area and a Find A Grave contributor was kind enough to run out and take a photo for me.

GTB 1938 Headstone

GTB 1938 Headstone

 

So that’s it for Grover Thomas.  As always, I will continue my research and will update this page as I find additional information about him.  I would love to tell more of his story.

~Kris

 

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Frederick Eugene Beyl


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Viola Mildred‘s youngest sibling was Frederick Eugene Beyl.

FEB 1934 Indiana Birth Certificates 1907-1940

FEB 1934 Indiana Birth Certificates 1907-1940

 

Frederick Eugene Beyl was born 22 August 1934 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana at 8:45pm, according to Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940.  His parents were listed as John J. Beyl and Edna M. Applegate.  He was their youngest child.  John was 47 and Edna was 39 years old when Frederick was born.  John was a Baker and Edna was a housewife.  Edna listed 6 children she’d given birth to but only 5 were still alive.

 

FEB 1940 Federal Census

FEB 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.

FEB 1952 U.S. City Directories

FEB 1952 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1952, Frederick Eugene lived at 415 E. Morris, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. He worked as a clerk at the time.

 

FEB 1978 Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005

FEB 1978 Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005

 

Per Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005, Frederick Eugene Beyl married Alma Jean Crist on 11 February 1978 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Frederick was 43 years old at the time. Frederick had previously been married 1 time. He lived at 2813 W. 52nd Street in Indianapolis at the time of their marriage. His usual occupation is listed as a Mill Wright. He was Protestant. Alma had also been previously married one time. She was 40 years old from Tennessee. She worked as a Seamstress and was a Protestant.

 

FEB 2013 U.S. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

FEB 2013 U.S. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

 

According to Find A Grave, Frederick’s middle initial was E. His birthdate was 22 August 1934 in Indiana. He passed away on 30 August 2013 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana and was buried there. Frederick’s father is listed as John Edward Beyl, birthdate 15 February 1887 in Bartholomew County, Indiana and death in 1966.   His mother is listed as Edna M Beyl, born December 1894, died 8 March 1949 in Columbus, Bartholomew County, Indiana. This information is consistent with other facts on the tree confirming that this is the correct Frederick Beyl.

 

FEB Fan

FEB Fan

 

Per Find A Grave, Frederick was the last of his parents and siblings to pass away. He served in the US Navy for four and a half years and the US Air Force for four years. He worked as a Millwright for Allison Transmission for 17 years. Fred was a member of the American Legion Post 113 for 38 years and the American Racing Pigeon Union. He enjoyed racing pigeons, woodworking, fishing, and making people laugh, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Alma J. Lawson Beyl; five stepchildren and two adopted children; 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Well, that’s all I have so far on Frederick.  As always, I will continue my research and will update this page as I find additional information about him.  I would love to tell more of his story.

~Kris

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Mary Lou Beyl


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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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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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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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