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Johann Michael Beeghly
Birth: Jan. 21, 1742
Baden-Baden, Germany
Death: Aug. 12, 1812
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA

Husband of Barro Inken and Barbara Zuck (Zug). His parents are believed to be Johann Adam Buechele (1717-1812) and Cathrina Hertzler (1722-1752).

According to the book written by H. Austin Cooper "Two Centuries of Brothersvalley", in Appendix K submitted by Jacob Buechley, Berlin, PA in 1949, the Beeghly family descends from a German Noble family, by name of Buechele. Johann Adam Buechele married a woman of inferior rank, whose children are legitimate but cannot inherit their father's rank or possessions. Sometime in 1750, he sent his morganatic wife and son Johann "Michael" to America. Michael's mother was returning to Germany to claim a family fortune in 1751-1752 when the ship was boarded by pirates and she was killed. Twelve year old Michael was taken captive by the pirates and remained with them for about two years when he finally escaped. He returned to Germantown, PA, where he was taken in by a German family. He changed the spelling of his name to Beeghly, and his descendants spelled the name in various ways also, ie Bueghly, Buechley, Bickley.

There is disagreement among a few descendants whether Michael actually had two wives or whether Barro and Barbara were just one person. Until there is proof of this, I will stay with Jacob Buechley's version that there were two wives, with Barro dying after giving birth to their son Michael Jr, January 10, 1789, and Michael then marrying Barbara Zuck(Zug).

Michael and Barro had six sons and seven daughters, of which eleven are known: Jacob, John, Joseph, Barbara, Maria, Elizabeth, Abraham, Catherine, Hannah, Susanna, Michael. 
 
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 Spouses:
  Barro Inken Beeghly (1742 - 1789)
  Barbara Zuck (Zug) Beeghly (1745 - 1815)
 
 Children:
  John Beeghly (1768 - 1844)*
  Maria Beeghly Meyers (1774 - 1825)*
  Abraham Buechley/Beeghly (1780 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: This marker is the second one placed in recent years. The first marker is broken, but reportedly in the same area as the cemetery.
 
Burial:
Elias Cover Cemetery
Brothersvalley Township
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Barbara Anderson
Record added: Jun 26, 2008
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In memory of Johann Michael Beeghly fourth great grandfather. May You Rest In Peace.
- Jerry and Jadean Hopper
 Added: May. 3, 2015

- YankeeGraver
 Added: Aug. 22, 2014
My GGGG Grandfather
- Sandi
 Added: May. 16, 2014
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