ID # 1102, (1839-1925)
|Birth||Annie Beamer was born on 20 September 1839 at Beverly Township, Gore District.|
|Marriage||She married David Smith, son of William Smith and Rachel Walters.|
|Death||She died on 17 April 1925 at Galt, Waterloo County, Ontario, at age 85.|
|Burial||She was buried on 20 April 1925 at Sheffield Cemetery.|
|Note||Death reg. 032359-25 Galt, Waterloo County|
Annie M. Smith, place of death 28 Albert St., Galt., age 85, born Beverly Township on Sept. 20 (year not given). Housewife. Widow. Length of time at place of death ten years. In province life. Father Benj. Beamer, born England; mother...Wait.
Informant Levi Schatz, 28 Albert St., Galt, son-in-law.
Place of burial Sheffield on April 20, 1925; date of death April 17, 1925.
John A. Cornell, in his Pioneers of Beverly, 1889, makes mention of Annie's father, Benjamin Beemer. Cornell quotes from the minutes of a township meeting dated January 4th, 1836, wherein mention is made of Benjamin as a pathmaster. Prior to that, however, his name appears on the roster of men who were in the 4th Regiment of Gore Militia. This is dated 1828. (This was the sedentary militia). He is listed with a Joseph Beemer, the relationship of whom we do not know.
The 4th Regiment of Gore Militia was drawn from Beverly Township, but also Dumfries, Waterloo, and Woolwich Townships. This provides us with a bit more to work with, for we find in the 1832 census for Dumfries Township east of the Grand river Joseph Beemer on Concession 4, lot 4. (See microfilm MS700 reel 1). Also present in this East Dumfries census are a Philip and Alex Beemer. Benjamin does not therein appear, but since he was with the Beverly Township council in 1836, this is to be expected.
Benjamin Beemer does make an appearance in the 1832 Beverly assessment. The column headings are obscure, however, so on just which concession or lot the family is located isn't clear. The 1839 assessment (see microfilm GS1419AJ for these images) is much more clearly written and shows Benjamin on the north half of concession 4, lot 1.
The 1851 census for Beverly, for the most part, has not survived; the agricultural census has, however. This places the family on the north half of lot 1 on the 4th concession. The 1861 agricultural census for Beverly does likewise, though, while it states that the family holds 100 acres, it does not say which half of the 200 acre lot.
The Abstract Index for this lot is not to hand.
|Last Edited||1 Jan 2017|