John Beers

13 March 1830–28 October 1894 (Age 64)
Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Beers was born on 13 March 1830, in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Beere or Beers, was 29 and his mother, Susannah Gazey, was 24. He married Elizabeth Reyland about 1859, in Queensland, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Utah, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 28 October 1894, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 64, and was buried in Rookwood, New South Wales, Australia.

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Family Time Line

John Beers
Elizabeth Reyland
Marriage: about 1859
Florence Ann Beers
Fanny Elizabeth Beers
Mary Emma Beers
Francis Edmund "Frank" Beers
Emily Edith Beers
Arthur Reyland Beers
George Henry Beers
Louisa Thirza Beers

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1859Queensland, Australia
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 10
    Auckland Timeline
    Age 17
    Gold found in Port Phillip.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish (mainly northern Ireland): variant of Beer , with post-medieval excrescent -s.Dutch: variant of Beerens (see Berens ) or Van Beers without the preposition van ‘from’.German: variant of Baer .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (10)

    • John Bears in household of Furman Mulford, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Beers in household of John Neff, "United States Census, 1850"
    • John Beere, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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