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Stephen Bechtel
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Birth: Jul. 4, 1816
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 1887
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA

Taken from 1964 cemetery reading. 70y 8m 21d

Stephen Bechtel was born at Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, July 4, 1816 and his wife, Martha Misner Bechtel at Ithaca, New York, May 12, 1819. They were married in Ohio and arrived in Van Buren County, Iowa in 1840, where they continued during the remainder of their lives. Mr. Bechtel served as a member of the Home Guards at the time of the Civil War. He gave his support to the republican party and filled the office of township clerk, also serving as township trustee for ten years. He was steward and class leader of the Methodist church and an active worker in religious causes.
Taken from History of Poweshiek Co., Iowa, by Leonard Fletcher Parker.
Marion (1843-1864)
Adam K (1845 - ) md. Sarah Goodall May 15,1869
Mary Ellen (1851- )md Francis M Ohmart Nov 6,1882
Walter L (1859- )

Stephen Bechtel of Union township, Van Buren Co., Iowa is listed In the Pioneer Associatipmm of 1871 Van Buren co., Iowa, arrival 1840

Birmingham Enterprise
Birmingham, Van Buren, Iowa
Saturday, October 7, 1871

- Mr. Stephen Bechtel, a thrifty farmer in the neighborhood of Winchester, presented us a few days ago with a bushel of the finest apples we have ever seen this season. Mr. B. is an old settler, and has one of the finest farms and best orchards in the county. May he live many years yet to enjoy the fruits of his industrious and amply requited toil of the past thirty years.
Family links: 
  Martha Misner/Mizner Bechtel (1819 - 1901)*
  Mary Ellen Bechtel Ohmart (1851 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Smith Cemetery
Van Buren County
Iowa, USA
Plot: Row 7 end of row
Created by: Marcia Habijanac
Record added: Aug 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 115232896


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