Jun. 9, 1809 Montana Warren County New Jersey, USA
Mar. 4, 1867 Rockport Carbon County Pennsylvania, USA
Asa R. Beers, the son of Jacob Beers, was born in Rockport, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, November 17, 1843, and at the usual age entered the public schools of the town, while later he was a student in private schools. After completing his own course of study he taught in the academy at Lehighton, being then but fifteen years of age. Subsequently he went to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he became connected with commercial life as an employee in a dry-goods house, in which he remained until 1865. In that year he went to Mauch Chunk, where he clerked in the store of J. VV. Heberling for two years. He then opened a general store which he has conducted continuously since, and is now one of the oldest representatives of mercantile circles in that city. He is also the secretary of the Allentown-Reading Traction Company, and is a business man of enterprise and foresight whose labors have been directed toward the future welfare of his adopted city as well as to its present prosperity. ln politics he is a Republican. and he belongs to the Masonic fraternity, to the Odd Fellows and to the Royal Arcanum. He and his family attend the Presbyterian church. In 1868, Asa Beers was married to Miss Ella Ashley, a daughter of Lucius Ashley, in Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania. By this marriage there are four children: Caroline, wife of Richard Ranch, a printer residing at Mauch Chunk; Elizabeth, who married James Lomerson, a banker, residing at Piillipsbiirg, New Jersey, and has one child, Elizabeth: Mabel, at home; and Robert. who is attending the Rensselaer Technical Institute at Trisy, New York.
Taken From: Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal; Volume 2, By John Woolf Jordan, Edgar Moore Green, George Taylor Ettinger