History of Erie County, Pennsylvania, 1884
C. R. Beechling Biography
C.R. Beechling, agent for Domestic sewing machines, Erie, was born in Hesse-Cassel, Germany, Nov. 7, 1836, and at fourteen learned cabinet-making there. When seventeen years of age, be came to America and located in Erie, engaging in the cabinet business until 1872, when he started in his present industry, with which he has since been successfully connected.
Mr. Beechling was married in 1862 to Rebecca, daughter of Amos and Mary (Greer) Stone, of North East. She departed this life the following year, and was buried in the cemetery at North East. She left one daughter - Carrie R., who followed her mother to the grave the next year. On Nov. 7, 1866, our subject was married to Mrs. Dollie M. Caldwell, a daughter of Calvin Poole, of Conneaut, Ohio.
Three children have blessed this union - Hattie, Callie, and Rosetta (deceased). The family are members of the United Presbyterian Church, in which he has been chorister for 27 years. During the war he did active service in Battery H, Penn. Ind. Art. for one year, and was honorably discharged. He is a member of the K. of P., a Royal Templar and Chaplain of Post 67, G.A.R.
Source: History of Erie County, Pennsylvania; City of Erie; Chicago; Warner, Beers & Co.; 1884
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