Simon J. BECHTEL[1, 2, 3]

Male Abt 1866 - 1888  (~ 22 years)    Has 29 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Simon J. BECHTEL 
    Born Abt 1866  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 2B84032EF0634113BA72FD80E4C53C5368A8 
    Died 23 Apr 1888  Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Epilepsy 
    • Age:About 21-22
    Siblings 3 Siblings 
    Person ID I523051  Waite-Humphreys Master Family Tree
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2020 

    Father John BECHTEL,   b. 12 Aug 1837, Baden, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1920, Akron, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Lydia Mary TRITT,   b. 11 Mar 1839, Green Township, Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 1923, Neosho Township, Newton County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1864  Summit County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F507080  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Death Records
    Simon J Bechtel Death Record
    Simon J Bechtel Death Record

  • Notes 
    • Per state death records, Simon Bechtel died at the Summit County Infirmary, in Akron, Ohio. Originally known as the county poorhouse, the infirmary was a grim institution for destitute, elderly or disabled people who had no place else to live. Its residents, who were called inmates, were required to work on the farm if they were physically able. Mentally ill individuals were locked away in squalid quarters. When inmates died at the infirmary, they were buried in a potter's field. The size of the graveyard is unknown, but it must have held hundreds. At some point, the county expanded the burials to paupers who didn't live at the infirmary. After the closing of the infirmary (in 1919), some burials were relocated from this location to the new county home property in Tallmadge, but many were never removed. There is no record as to who was moved and who was not. The infirmary was located at West Exchange St. near Storer Ave., and the cemetery lay a distance behind it on land now occupied by Schneider Park in West Akron.

      Simon was a twin to Samuel.

  • Sources 
    1. [S13] 1870 United States Federal Census, https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10128/1870-united-states-federal-census?s=220748851&itemId=65781106-&groupId=e3a0d8eea8c40fc642c3d0e2bc47c193&action=showRecord (Reliability: 4).

      Simon Bechtel
      Gender: Male
      Birth: Circa 1866 - Ohio, United States
      Residence: 1870 - Ohio, USA
      Age: 4
      Race: White
      Father (implied): John Bechtel
      Mother (implied): Lydia Bechtel
      Siblings (implied): Samuel Bechtel, Isaac Bechtel, Isaiah Bechtel
      Census: Show detailsHide details State:OhioSeries:M593Family:61 Date:1870-00-00Frame:00076Line:26 Sheet:8Image:76 See household members
      Household
      Relation to head; Name; Age
      Head (implied); John Bechtel; 34
      Wife (implied); Lydia Bechtel; 27
      Son (implied); Isaiah Bechtel; 4
      Son (implied); Samuel Bechtel; 4
      Son (implied); Simon Bechtel; 4
      Son (implied); Isaac Bechtel; 2



    2. [S10] 1880 United States Federal Census, https://www.myheritage.com/research/collection-10129/1880-united-states-federal-census?s=220748851&itemId=77016502-&groupId=b6667999352967450bbbf5e37ee4d9ca&action=showRecord&indId=individual-220748851-5523051 (Reliability: 4).

      Simon J. Bechtel
      Gender: Male
      Birth: Circa 1867 - Ohio, United States
      Residence: 1880 - Portage, Summit, Ohio, USA
      Age: 13
      Marital status: Single
      Race: White
      Ethnicity: American
      Father: John A. Bechtel
      Father's birth place: Germany
      Mother: Lydia Bechtel
      Mother's birth place: Ohio, United States
      Siblings: Isaac C. Bechtel, Hiram I. Bechtel
      Census: Show detailsHide details Township:PortageSeries:T9Line:47 County:SummitRoll:1255069Image:386 State:OhioSheet:351-B Date:1880-00-00Family:3 See household members
      Household
      Relation to head; Name; Age
      Head; John A. Bechtel; 40
      Wife; Lydia Bechtel; 36
      Son; Hiram I. Bechtel; 14
      Son; Simon J. Bechtel; 13
      Son; Isaac C. Bechtel; 12



    3. [S161] Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6FT-D29 (Reliability: 4).

      Name:    Simon Bechtel
      Event Type:    Death
      Event Date:    23 Apr 1888
      Event Place:    County Infirmary, Summit, Ohio, United States
      Gender:    Male
      Age:    21
      Marital Status:    Single
      Race (Original):    white 
      Birth Year (Estimated):    1867
      Birthplace:    unknown
      Reference ID:    p 314 cn 127
      GS Film Number:    900949
      Digital Folder Number:    004017055
      Image Number:    207
      Citing this Record:
      "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F6FT-D29 : accessed 23 February 2016), Simon Bechtel, 23 Apr 1888; citing Death, County Infirmary, Summit, Ohio, United States, source ID p 314 cn 127, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 900,949.