|Birth: ||Jul. 30, 1889|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 1981|
Amanda Ida Rosina Gall Beeler Biography
Amanda Ida Rosina Gall was born on July 30, 1889 in Sebewaing (Huron County), Michigan, the daughter of Gustav Reinhold Gall and Malvina Grassmann Gall.
Her father Carl GUSTAV ("Gustav") Reinhold Gall was born in Silesia (Schlesien), Germany on July 9, 1862, the son of Karl Heinrich Gall (1822-1882) and Maria Rosina Kunisch Gall (1827-1869), who were married in the Evangelical Church in Kaiserswaldau on February 5, 1850. He was baptized at the Evangelical Church in Ober Hausdorf, Siliesia, Prussia on July 29, 1862.
Gustav, his three brothers, and their younger half-sister Ottilie Gall (Weirauch) emigrated from Pomerania to Michigan in the 1880s. He settled in Sebewaing in Huron County, where he met and married Malvina Marie Elisabeth Grassmann on February 23, 1888. Malvina was born in Niagara County, New York on August 22, 1867. She was the daughter of German immigrants from Mecklenburg, Michael Friedrich Grassmann (1857-1907) and Dorothea Sophia Christine Bolzmann Grassmann (1842-1913).
Gustav and Malvina owned a farm in Sebewaing and had four children, Emma Bertha Maria (1888-1975), Amanda Ida Rosina (1889-1981), Ernest Gustav (1892-1951), and Helen Libby Ernstine. They adopted a fifth child Ferdinand Marten (1905-1995).
Gustav died in Sebewaing on July 22, 1940. He was interred at the New Salem Cemetery in Sebewaing. Malvina died on June 23, 1959, at the age of 91. She is also buried at New Salem Cemetery, beside her husband in the Grassmann-Gall section of the cemetery.
Amanda and her sister Emma moved to Chicago circa 1906. Amanda subsequently relocated to Denver, Colorado, where she met John Allen Beeler, who was the Director of Operations, Denver and Intermountain Railroad Company. He was born on June 28, 1867 in Towanda, McLean County, Illinois. Although his parents lived in Ohio, his mother went to stay with her mother Mary Livingston Brown Mead Hilts (1810-1896) when he was born.
John Allen Beeler was the oldest son of John Beeler (born March 16, 1837 in Sharonville, Ohio – died February 12, 1920 in Denver, Colorado) and Emma Walker Mead (born September 19, 1842 in Springdale, Ohio – died August 11, 1928, New York City). John and Emma were married on September 19, 1865 at Emma's mother's and stepfather's house in Towanda, near Bloomington, Illinois, on Emma's 23rd birthday. At the time John Beeler was recovering from wounds inflicted during the siege of Vicksburg.
John and Emma Beeler lived in Cincinnati (Hamilton County) after their marriage. During the 1870s he was a partner in Beeler and Curry, stationery and engraving firm. He was later connected with the federal internal revenue department of Cincinnati. In 1908, John Beeler gave up active business when he and Emma moved to Denver to live near their sons.
John Allen Beeler left Ohio for Denver circa 1890, where he worked in the construction of the streetcar lines. He subsequently became general manager of the Denver Tram Company. He married Fanny Mary Gillette in 1895. They had two children, Horace Gillette Beeler (November 16, 1896 – April 23 1924) and Dorothy Emma Beeler (Long) (July 4, 1900 – March 1974). Fanny died of tuberculosis when her children were young.
John Beeler and Amanda Gall were married on July 17, 1913 in Chicago, Illinois. An article from the Denver Tramway Bulletin (September 1913, page 9) entitled "General Manager Beeler Returns with a Bride" included the following excerpt:
A very quiet and unostentatious wedding occurred in Chicago on July 17th last, at the parsonage of the St. James Evangelical Lutheran church, when Miss Rose A. Gall, of Sebewaing, Michigan, and Mr. John A. Beeler, vice president and general manager of the Denver City Tramway Company, were united in marriage by the Reverend Karl Schmidt.
Immediately following the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Beeler left on the Limited for New Orleans, escaping all rice, old shoes and satin ribbon decorations, thus not only saving solicitous friends much trouble and expense, but conserving the rice crop.
From New Orleans they sailed for Panama, where the great canal joining the Atlantic to the Pacific is fast nearing completion. After an inspection of the canal workings, they proceeded to Port Limon, thence by rail over the Coderilla Mountains to San Jose, Costa Rica...Almirante, Panama, was visited, and the world's largest banana plantations inspected.
Mrs. Beeler is a good sailor, and says she was not seasick for even a moment. Mr. Beeler says he would not take an ocean voyage if he could not be seasick--that that is one of the most important features.
Mr. and Mrs. Beeler will be at home to their friends at 2030 Fairfax Street after September 30th.
John Allen Beeler was a prominent engineer and consultant in transit modernization plans in large cities throughout the country. He was the general manager of the Denver Tram Company when they married, and subsequently became the president of the Beeler Organization, Inc., Consultant Engineers, in New York City.
Amanda and John had three daughters, Betty Malvina (October 22, 1916 – October 13, 1991), Esther Lois (April 29, 1919 - February 5, 1997), and Rosemary Virginia (March 8, 1921 - July 7, 2011).
Amanda, John Allen, and their daughter Betty relocated to New York City (where John established the Beeler Organization, Inc., Consultant Engineers. They subsequently moved to Hartsdale (Westchester County) and later to Scarsdale (Westchester County), New York, where Betty and her sisters grew up. They were one of the first families to move into Scarsdale.
John Allen died on July 11, 1945 in New York City.
After John's death, Amanda moved to Fairview Park, Ohio, where she lived with her daughter Rosemary and her husband, Chase Knight. She moved to Lake Placid (Highlands County), Florida in 1960, and subsequently to Wilton Manors (Broward County), Florida in 1971.
Amanda died of heart failure at her Wilton Manors home on July 17, 1981.
Carl GUSTAV Reinhold Gall (1862 - 1940)
Malvina Marie Elisabeth Grassmann Gall (1867 - 1959)
John Allen Beeler (1867 - 1945)
Betty Malvina Beeler Johnson (1916 - 1991)*
Esther Lois Beeler Magner (1919 - 1997)*
Rosemary Virginia Beeler Knight (1921 - 2011)*
Amanda Ida Rosina Gall Beeler (1889 - 1981)
Ernest E. Gustav Gall (1892 - 1951)*
Helen Libby Ernstine Gall Lemoine (1894 - 1986)*
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Created by: Sandra Johnson Witt
Record added: Apr 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51199034