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Concentration of the Beckner Surname

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Beckner origin: Grand Duchy of Baden-Baden, Germany


Baden, Germany
Book: "BECKNERS in America - The First 250 Years" written by Brenda Cook Beckner & Barbara Roland Beckner

Family of BECKNER

Johan Nicholas BECKNER Sr.


BIRTH: Abt. 1704 in Germany DEATH: Bef. 1779 in Pennsylvania
Family:
  1. Johan Nicholas BECKNER Jr.
Family sailed from Rotterdam on the "Lydia", arriving in Philadelphia 27 Sep 1740.
Johann Nickel Bückener, 36 and son Johann Nichol Bückener, Jr., 15
Find a Grave link
Part of the Palatine emmigration
Family of Johan Nicholas BECKNER Sr.

Johan Nicholas BECKNER Jr.

BIRTH: Abt. 1725, Germany DEATH: Abt. 1812, Botetourt County, Va. Father: Johan Nicholas BECKNER Sr.
Mother: Unknown

Spouse: Anna KILLIAN MARRIAGE: Abt. 1750, Pennsylvania
  1. Henry BECKNER
Family of Johan Nicholas BECKNER Jr.

Henry BECKNER

BIRTH: Abt. 1764, Pennsylvania DEATH: 1852, Franklin County, Va.
Father: Johan Nicholas BECKNER Jr.
Mother: Anna KILLIAN

Family: Christina DEARDORFF
  • MARRIAGE: September 06, 1790 in Botetourt County, Va.
  1. James BECKNER
Family of Henry BECKNER

James BECKNER

BIRTH: Abt. 1793, Botetourt County, Va. DEATH: Bef. 1840, Virginia.
Father: Henry BECKNER
Mother: Christina DEARDORFF

Family:Susanna REED
MARRIAGE: March 13, 1818, Bedford County, Va.
  1. Thomas Jefferson BECKNER
NOTE:
All the information above came from the web pages of James Bauer at:
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/a/u/James-F-Bauer/index.html
Which was sourced from "BECKNERS in America - The First 250 Years" written by Brenda Cook Beckner & Barbara Roland Beckner.

Family of James BECKNER

Thomas Jefferson BECKNER

BIRTH: 6 DEC 1821
Family 1: Margaret RUTROUTH MARRIAGE: 16 DEC 1847
  1. John Thomas BECKNER
  2. James W. BECKNER
  3. Mary E. BECKNER
  4. Nannie (Sis) BECKNER

Note:  1890 FCVA Census Data for Locust Grove
Beckner, Thomas J. 60
         Mary M. 37
         Asa E. 8
         Aoma L. 2
         Annie L. 10 mo

Family bible shows a T.J. Beckner married to Mary M. Howell on 1/4/1886

Family of Thomas Jefferson BECKNER

John Thomas BECKNER

  • BIRTH: 7 DEC 1860, Floyd County, VA
  • DEATH: 1 FEB 1906, Floyd County, VA Obituary
  • OCCUPATION: Farmer
Father: Thomas Jefferson BECKNER
Mother: Margaret RUTROUTH

Family 1: Annie TURNER

MARRIAGE: 1887 APPROX., 1900 census states married 13 years

  1. Maud BECKNER
  2. Carl D. BECKNER
  3. Minnie Ora BECKNER
  4. Elliott BECKNER

Note:  1890 FCVA Census Data for Locust Grove
Beckner, John T. 27
         Annie 22
         Maud E. 3
         Charles D. 2
         Minnie O. 1 mo

James W. BECKNER

  • BIRTH: 25 JUL 1858
Father: T. Jeff BECKNER
Mother: Margaret RUTROUTH

Mary E. BECKNER

Father: T. Jeff BECKNER
Mother: Margaret RUTROUTH

Family 1: James BOARD

Nannie (Sis) BECKNER

  • BIRTH: 19 JAN 1866
  • DEATH: 13 DEC 1949, Source: Beckner bible. Obituary
Father: T. Jeff BECKNER
Mother: Margaret RUTROUTH

Note: Family bible shows Virginia C. Beckner born on same date,
1890 FCVA Census Data for Locust Grove:
Beckner, Nannie V. C. 23

Family of John Thomas BECKNER

Maud BECKNER

Father: John Thomas BECKNER
Mother: Annie TURNER

Family 1: George REDMON

  1. Clarence REDMON
  2. Ora REDMON
  3. Elliot REDMON
  4. Arthur REDMON

Carl D. BECKNER

BIRTH: 22 SEP 1888, Pzarro, Floyd Co., Va. (1887?)
DEATH: 7 OCT 1922, Roanoke, Va Find a Grave link
BURIAL: Evergreen Cemetary

Father: John Thomas BECKNER
Mother: Annie TURNER

Family 1: Mary (Mamie) SOWDER
MARRIAGE: 22 SEP 1910, Roanoke, Va.
  1. Carl Augustus BECKNER
  2. Mamie Virginia BECKNER
  3. Ernest Thrash BECKNER
  4. Annie Eliza BECKNER
  5. John Lamar BECKNER
Note: 18 when parents and brother Elliot died.

Minnie Ora BECKNER

  • BIRTH: APR 1890, VA
  • DEATH: MARCH 1993, Stuarts Draft, Va
Father: John Thomas BECKNER
Mother: Annie TURNER

Family 1: Arthur BRAMMER

Elliott BECKNER

  • BIRTH: 0-DEC-1896, VA
  • DEATH: 28 JAN 1906 Obituary
Father: John Thomas BECKNER
Mother: Annie TURNER
Note: Died of pneumonia along with parents.

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Family of Carl D. BECKNER

Carl, John, Ernest Beckner home, 1911

Carl Augustus BECKNER

  • BIRTH: 18 MAR 1912, Cave Spring, Va
  • DEATH: 9 NOV 1994, Atlanta, GA
  • BURIAL: Washington National Cemetary, MD Find a Grave link
Father: Carl D. BECKNER
Mother: Mary (Mamie) SOWDER

Family 1: Francis FLOOD
  • BIRTH: 8 SEP 1909
  • DEATH: AUG. '84, Md
  • BURIAL: Washington National Cemetery
  • MARRIAGE: 24 MAR 1933, Annapolis, Md
  1. +Carol Marie BECKNER
  2. +Carl Augustus BECKNER

Mamie Virginia BECKNER

  • BIRTH: 23 DEC 1915, Cave Spring, Va
  • DEATH: DEC. 9, 1992, Palm City, Fl
  • BURIAL: Palm City, Fl Find a Grave link
Father: Carl D. BECKNER
Mother: Mary (Mamie) SOWDER

Family 1: James Edgar REDMON
  1. James Edgar REDMON
  2. Richard Andrew REDMON
  3. Linda REDMON

Ernest Thrash BECKNER

  • BIRTH: JAN 16, 1918
  • DEATH: MAR 7, 2006
Father: Carl D. BECKNER
Mother: Mary (Mamie) SOWDER

Family 1: Martha Miriam DINSMORE
  1. +Ernest Thresh BECKNER
Obituary:
Born January 16, 1918 in Roanoke, Virginia to Carl
Augustus Beckner and Mamie Sowder Beckner. He had two
brothers, Carl and John, and two sisters, Liza and
Virginia. He married Martha Miriam Dinsmore in 1955.
They had one son, Ernest Thresh Jr. 
 
Ernest Sr. left school in the 8th grade to help
support the family. They moved to Washington DC where
he was a car hop at the local Hot Shoppes. He joined
the service to serve his country, initially in the US
Army Marine Corps Reserves 1935-39.  Then he joined
the US Army in the Army Air Forces Training Command,
1944 through 1946.  While serving he earned the
American Theatre Ribbon and Asiatic Pacific Theatre
Ribbon for playing the trumpet for the troops and the
Good Conduct Medal, and World War II Victory Ribbon.
After the war Ernest went to work at Glen L. Martin as
a draftsman. He then gained employment in the same
capacity at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.
He retired in 1979. 
 
He moved to Deale Beach in 1999 to live with his son,
Ernest, daughter-in-law, Janet, and two grandsons,
Brent and Drake. His interests included music, his
cats, football, and journal keeping.
 
He will be remembered as a sweet and gentle man,
always having cheery disposition, humming or singing
softly.  He was always ready with a smile and a wave.

Annie Eliza BECKNER

  • BIRTH: NOV 17, 1920
  • DEATH: NOV 26, 2010
Father: Carl D. BECKNER
Mother: Mary (Mamie) SOWDER

Family 1: John Raymond SULLIVAN

  1. John Raymond SULLIVAN
  2. Dennis Lee SULLIVAN

Obituary:

Annie Eliza Beckner Sullivan, age 90, of Winter Park FL, passed away Friday, November 26, 2010.

She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years Cdr. John R. Sullivan Jr who passed away in 1992. She will be interred with him, at Arlington National Cemetery. She was also predeceased by her brothers Carl, Ernest, and John Beckner, and a sister Virginia Beckner Redmon.

She is survived by sons Dennis Sullivan, John R Sullivan III and his wife Karen, four grandchildren Eliza, John IV, Amy, and Christine. Along with many nieces and nephews.

She was born in Roanoke, VA November 17, 1920, the forth of five children of Carl and Mamie Beckner. She was named after her two grandmothers, Annie Turner Beckner and Eliza Jane Hancock Sowder. Her family moved from Roanoke to Washington D.C. In 1936.

Eliza graduated from Central High School Washington D.C. in 1938 and attended Strayer Business School. She married John R Sullivan Jr. in 1942 and lived in various cities on the east and west coasts. They settled in Bethesda Md. when Cdr Sullivan retired from the U.S. Navy in 1964. She went to live with her son Dennis in Winter Park FL in 2002.

Eliza was a long time active member of the Bethesda United Methodist Church in Maryland.

John Lamar BECKNER

  • BIRTH: NOV 8, 1922
  • DEATH: APR 3, 2013
Father: Carl D. BECKNER
Mother: Mary (Mamie) SOWDER

Family 1: Mary Elizabeth MAPLE

  1.  John Ernest BECKNER
  2. +Michael Bruce BECKNER
  3.  David Allen BECKNER
  4. +Donna Marie BECKNER
  5.  Gregory Joseph BECKNER
  6. +Kenneth Adam BECKNER

Obituary:

John L. Beckner, age 90, born in Roanoke VA, November 8, 1922, to Carl and Mamie Beckner, died April 3, 2013, in West Palm Beach, FL. He joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1941. He served in the US Navy from 1943-1946 serving aboard the USS Dixie and returned to the FBI headquarters in Washington where he worked for nearly 40 years.

He married Mary Maple on April 7, 1947 and was a wonderful father to their six children: John, Michael who preceded him in death, David (Deborah), Donna Lavery (Randy), Greg (Jeri) and Kenneth (Diane). He has 7 grandchildren, Karen, Anna, Michael, John, Isaac, Chandler, and Autumn, three great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers and sisters.

John and Mary retired to Florida in 1980 and lived in Port St. Lucie until relocating to Royal Palm Beach in 2003.

He was an avid Redskins fan, a devoted husband, and loving father with a beautiful sense of humor. He will be missed by all.

The family would like to thank Hospice of Palm Beach and the staff of The Cottage at Savannah Court for their care and kindness during his illness.

Internment:
South Florida National Cemetery
6501 S. State Road 7
Lake Worth, FL 33449

Find a Grave link: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=107933156

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Family of Carl Augustus BECKNER

Carol Marie BECKNER

  • BIRTH: 5 JAN 1937, Washington D.C., USA
  • DEATH: DEC 9, 1988, Laurel, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA
Father: Carl Augustus BECKNER
Mother: Francis FLOOD

Family 1: Joseph James LOGAN

  1. Debra Marie LOGAN
  2. Joseph James LOGAN
  3. Carla Joyce LOGAN
  4. Daniel LOGAN
  5. Donald LOGAN

Carl Augustus BECKNER (Jr.)

Father: Carl Augustus BECKNER
Mother: Francis FLOOD

Family 1: Carol Sue NICHOLS
  1.  Theresa Lynnette BECKNER
Family 1: Jeff MYERS
Note: still living - details excluded

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Family of Ernest Thrash BECKNER Sr.

Ernest Thresh BECKNER (Jr.)

Father: Ernest Thrash BECKNER
Mother: Martha Miriam DINSMORE

Family 1: Janet Lynn MAHONEY

  1.  Drake Chandler BECKNER
  2.  Brent Mahoney BECKNER
Note: still living - details excluded

Family of John Lamar BECKNER

John Ernest BECKNER

Father: John Lamar BECKNER
Mother: Mary Elizabeth MAPLE

Note: still living - details excluded

Michael Bruce BECKNER

  • BIRTH: 14 JAN 1950, Washington D.C.
  • DEATH: 3 SEP 1981 in auto accident.
Father: John Lamar BECKNER
Mother: Mary Elizabeth MAPLE

Family 1: Donna Ann AULDRIDGE
  • Father: Richard Auldridge
  • Mother: June Bissel
  1.  Karen Elizabeth BECKNER

David Allen BECKNER

Father: John Lamar BECKNER
Mother: Mary Elizabeth MAPLE

Note: still living - details excluded

Donna Marie BECKNER

Father: John Lamar BECKNER
Mother: Mary Elizabeth MAPLE

Family 1: Randy LAVERY

  1.  Mike Bison LAVERY
Note: still living - details excluded

Gregory Joseph BECKNER

Father: John Lamar BECKNER
Mother: Mary Elizabeth MAPLE

Family 1: Jeri GLENN
Note: still living - details excluded

Kenneth Adam BECKNER

Father: John Lamar BECKNER
Mother: Mary Elizabeth MAPLE

Family 1: Robin MORRIS
Family 2: Diane BUFFINGTON
  1.  John Stalling BECKNER
Note: still living - details excluded
Family of Carl Augustus BECKNER Jr.

Theresa Lynnette BECKNER

Father: Carl Augustus BECKNER
Mother: Carol Sue NICHOLS

Family 1: Jeff MYERS
Family 2: Chris Waaland
Note: still living - details excluded

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