BERTHA LAVINA BUCHHOLTZ
Bertha Lavina Buchholtz (Johann Christian Jochim Buchholtz, (Martin) Johann Wilhelm Buchholz, Martin Jochim Heinrich Buchholtz, Franz Christian Buchholtz) was born 8 January 1891 in Circle Hill, Newton Township, Miami County, Ohio and was christened 14 September 1891 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Covington, Ohio by Rev. F. W. C. Wiechen. She died 2 November 1986 in Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio and was buried 5 November 1986 in Highland, Covington, Miami County, Ohio.
Bertha married Charles Ira Beeman, son of Henry and Rebecca Hess Beeman, on 10 August 1908 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Covington, Miami County, Ohio by Rev. W. H. Brown. Charles was born 6 April 1888 in Darke County, Ohio. He died 30 November 1973 in Dettmer Hospital, Miami County, Ohio.
Charles attended the Covington School System in Covington, Ohio. He retired from farming in 1948 and then drove a Covington School Bus for 23 years old. He was also a member of the Covington Church of the Brethren, Covington, Ohio.
Bertha and Charles had the following children:
1. Carl Louis Beeman was born 4 September 1908 and died 31 December 2000.
2. Baby Boy Beeman was born and died on 29 July 1910.
3. Earl Raymond Beeman was born 1911.
4. Robert Dwight Beeman was born 1918.
5. Betty J. Beeman was born 16 April 1920.
6. John E. Beeman was born 1923.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beeman, 31 N. High Street, Covington, Ohio; were given a nice surprise last week when, upon their return from a week at their summer cottage, they found that their children were planning an "Open House" in celebration of their Golden Wedding Anniversary, August 10th. Mr. and Mrs. Beeman were married August 10, 1908, at the parsonage of the St. John's Lutheran Church of Covington, Ohio, by Rev. Brown, who was then pastor. They are the parents of five children; Carl, of Piqua; Earl, of Athens; Robert, who resides in Pleasant Hill; and Betty and John, of Covington. They are also quite proud of their nine grandchildren.
1. Carl Louis Beeman was born 4 September 1908 in Miami County, Ohio. He died 31 December 2000 in Koester Pavilion and was buried in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington, Ohio.
Carl married Harriet Austerman.
Carl enlisted in the military during WWII on 17 December 1943 and was released 2 March 1946.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - WWII
The Piqua Daily Call - June 15, 1945 -- BEEMAN GETS REST -- Promoted from a private first class to a corporal, is Carl L. Beeman, who is at Gigor,
France hospital for treatment and rest. Cpl. Beeman wrenched his back in jumping off a truck to get in his foxhole, and was flown by plane from Austria to the hospital in France. The son
of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Beeman of Covington, his wife, Harriett, resides at 641 Park Avenue. Overseas since last September, with the Ordinance Department, since last September, he would
appreciate hearing from his friends, particularly now that he is in the hospital.
Three brothers are in the service, Pfc. Earl in Germany with the 7th Army, Master Sgt. Robert, somewhere in the Pacific with the Air Corps., and Sgt. John, at the Kingman Army Air Field, Kingman, Arizonia.
Carl retired from NCR in Dayton, Ohio after 21 years. He was a avid horse lover, a member of the American Legion Post 184; the Antioch Shrine, Dayton,
Ohio; and a 32nd Degree Member of the Masonic Lodge, in Piqua, Ohio. Carl was also a member of the Covington Church of the Brethran.
2. Baby Boy Beeman was born 29 July 1910 in the Village of Covington, Newberry Township, Ohio. He died 29 July 1910 in the Village of Covington, Newberry Township, Ohio and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miami County, Ohio.
3. Earl Raymond Beeman was born 10 October 1911 and he died 28 December 2004 in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio and is buried in the Highland Cemetery, Covington, Miami County, Ohio.
Raymond married Janet Hope Young, daughter of Wilbur and Hazel (Phillips), on 5 November 1960. She was born 9 November 1931 and died 11 December1997 in Piqua, Miami County, Ohio.
Earl served in the United States Army during WWII.
4. Robert Dwight Beeman was born 21 June 1918 in Covington, Miami County, Ohio. He died 11 October 2010 at Spring Meade Retirement Community, Miami County, Ohio and is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, Miami County, Ohio.
He married Lois Glee Laudenslayer on 6 Decemnber 1947 in Miami County, Ohio. Lois was born 30 July 1914 in Pleasant Hill, Newton township, Miami County, Ohio. She died 2 February 2006 in Miami County, Ohio and was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miami County, Ohio.
Bob and Lois had the following children:
a. Sharon Dee Schmermund
b. James Beeman
Robert Beeman worked for Waco, Frigidaire, Army Air Corp during WWII, and was the Miami County Hydrographer from 1946 through 1976. A Land Hydrographer is mainly involved in the measurement, analysis, and maintenance of the quantity and quality of water in rivers, lakes, stormwater and sewage. Using this information, they may plan and develop strategies for water conservation and the improvement of water quality.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - WWII
ROBERT BEEMAN IS SENT TO WISCONSIN - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beeman of south of town received word today from their son, Corporal Robert
D.Beeman informing them of his safe arrival at General Mitchell Field, Cudahy, Wisconsin, where he was transferred Monday afternoon. Corporal Beeman had previously informed his parents as when he would be leaving patterson Field, Fairfield and that his plane would pass over their home sometime Monday. It is needless to say that their chief occupation Monday was watching for their son, who passed over their farm shortly after noon and he has since written and stated that he could see mother waving from the yard, even though they were flying rather high. Robert may be addressed as follows: Corporal Robert D. Beeman, General Mitchell Field, 5th Trans. Squadron A.C. Cudahy, Wisconsin.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - WWII
Piqua Daily Call (Piqua, Ohio) June 9, 1945 -- EARN NEW STRIPES - Covington-News of local boys has been filtering in thick and fast the last few days with two of the lads gaining promotions. Robert Beeman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beeman, who has been promoted to Master Sergeant and Ralph Davis who received his first stripe recently now answers to the call of private first class. Beeman has been stationed with a supply unit in Bermuda since October, 1944. Davis serving in the Marianna Islands also wears the South Pacific area ribbon and two gold bars on his left sleeve signifying one year of duty overseas.
WEBSITE ARTICLE - 2010
Robert D. Beeman, 92, of Pleasant Hill, passed away Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, at SpringMeade Retirement Community. He was born June 21, 1918, in Covington, Ohio, to his parents Charles and Bertha (Bucholtz) Beeman. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Lois (Laudenslayer) Schmermund-Beeman in 2006; his parents; brothers Earl Beeman and Carl Beeman; and a sister, Betty Thompson.Bob was a 1936 graduate of Covington High School and retired from the Miami Conservancy District as a hydrographer. He was a U.S. Army Air Corp veteran serving in World War II. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ, the Franklin Masonic Lodge, Troy, and the Pleasant Hill Kiwanis.After he retired, Bob enjoyed taking bus trips with his wife Lois, spending time with family and friends, and rooting for the Cincinnati Reds. He also enjoyed gardening, collecting clowns, playing cards and reading National Geographic.
5. Betty J. Beeman was born 16 April 1920 in Covington, Miami County, Ohio. Betty died 8 November 2009 in Upper Valley Medical Center, Troy, Miami County, Ohio and was buried 12 November 2009 in the Highland Cemetery, Covington, Miami County, Ohio.
Betty married John Thompson. John was born 25 January 1919. Betty and John were married for 70 years.
Betty and John had the following children:
a. Kay Thompson
b. Carol Thompson
c. John Thompson was born 3 January 1945 and died 21 December 1968.
d. Jayne Thompson
Betty was a 1937 graduate of Covington High School; she retired from Fifth Third Bank; she formerly worked at PK Lumber, was co-owner of Thompson Hardware; was a past secretary at the High School, all in Covington, Miami County, Ohio. She was a lifelong member of the Covington Church of the Brethren, was a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star, Piqua, Ohio and was a Grand Rep. to Tennessee.
6. John Eldon Beeman was born in 28 March 1923 in Covington, Miami County, Ohio. He died 19 January 2012 at Piqua Manor, Miami County, Ohio and was buried at the Miami Memorial Park Cemetery, Covington, Miami County, Ohio. John married Phyllis Mauer 23 August 1947.
John and Phyllis had the following children:
a. Charles Beeman
b. Kelly Beeman
c. David Beeman
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - WWII
Piqua Daily Call (Piqua, Ohio) September 12, 1945 -- HOPES LUCK HOLDS -- Sgt. Johnny Beeman arrived home from Lowrie Field, Denver, Monday evening, armed with a 19 day furlough, and overjoyed that he will, in all probability, still be here to greet his brother, Earl, when he arrived from overseas after over two years in Italy, France and Germany. John and Earl are sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beeman of near Covington, Ohio.
NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - WWII
IN AIRPLANE CRASH - According to word received by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beeman, Sunday, their son, John Beeman, Crew Chief on a Bomber, was in an aircraft accident near Winston, Arizona, enroute to Kingman Arizona from Texas. Details were lacking, but from information received, John was not seriously injured, suffering only from cuts and bruises.
WEBSITE ARTICLE - 2012
BEEMAN, John Eldon
Age 88, of Covington, passed away Thursday, January 19, 2012, at Piqua Manor. He was born March 28, 1923, in Covington, to his parents Charles Ira & Bertha Lavina (Bucholtz) Beeman. John graduated from Covington High School Class of 1941. On August 23, 1947, he married his wife Phyllis Jean (Maurer). John was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army Air Corp from 1942-1946 and in the National Guard from 1939-1941, 1961-1983. He owned and operated Beemans Sohio Service in Covington from 1955-1961. He was an active member of the Piqua American Legion Post #184 for over 60 years, the Covington VFW Post #4235, the Covington Eagles #3998, the Bradford Lodge # 598 F&A.M and Scottish Rite. He was also one of the founders of the Bucc Boosters and was inducted to the Covington Athletic Hall of Fame. John was married to his wife for 66 years.
SOURCES: Betty J. Beeman Thompson, St. John's Lutheran Church Records, Obituaries, Newpaper Articles, FamilySearch.org, obituaries.