Margaret J. Beeler

18 November 1872–28 November 1953 (Age 81)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Margaret J.

When Margaret J. Beeler was born on 18 November 1872, in Illinois, United States, her father, William Beeler, was 32 and her mother, Martha Gibbs, was 24. She married Reuben A. Wikoff on 9 October 1889, in Montgomery, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Rural Township, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 28 November 1953, in United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Cedar Ridge Cemetery, Honey Bend, Montgomery, Illinois, United States.

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Reuben A. Wikoff
Margaret J. Beeler
Marriage: 9 October 1889
Blanche Naomi Wikoff
Maude Wikoff
Howard Stanley Wikoff
Gerard L Wikoff
Marie N. Wikoff
Glen Wikoff
Walter R. Wikoff
Bertha Wikoff
Otis B Wikoff

Spouse and Children

9 October 1889
Montgomery, Illinois, United States



    Maude Wikoff



    Gerard L Wikoff


    Marie N. Wikoff


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Beeler


    Martha Gibbs




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 5

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German Biehler ( see Buehler ).2 Possibly a habitational name for someone from places called Bielen, Bielau, or Biehla, all in eastern Germany, or from Biel in Switzerland. Compare Bieler 3.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margrette Wikoff in household of Ruben Wikoff, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Margaret Wikoff in household of Reuben Wikoff, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marguette Wikoff in household of Ruben A Wikoff, "United States Census, 1920"

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