Saturday, August 29, 2009

Famed aviator Lincoln Beachey July 3, 1914

Fort Harrison Country Club dedicated in 1914
Famed aviator Lincoln Beachey put on a sensational three-day show commencing July 3 at the Vigo County fairgrounds at Brown and Wabash avenues. Article in the Tribune Star

Pelican's Brandon Beachy

Beachy (2-2) turned in his longest outing of the year in his third consecutive start. Click to read the complete article in the South Carolina Now

Danny Beachy - Senior Little League Midwest Regional

.....but Danny Beachy's liner was right at the second baseman to foil a Hawk rally. "Danny hit that one right on the screws, but it was right at them," said Hiland coach Mike Yoder. "We were still in the game despite all the things we did wrong." Click to read the complete article by Art Holden Sports Writer, Wooster Daily Record

Friday, August 28, 2009

Paul Beachy Visits Switzerland

An e mail letter came in from Paul Beachy. He was in Switzerland this summer and sent a few pictures of the Beachy house that he visited while he was there. One of them is posted above. Thanks Paul for sharing with the rest of us. If you have any information about the house you want to share you can write it in the comments. Thanks.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Benedict Miller House of Peace Grantsville Maryland

The above picture is of the Benedict Miller House of Peace. Built by Benedict Miller, an Amish Bishop, and his son Joel B. in 1835 near Springs PA. It was moved to Spruce Forest Artisan Village in Grantsville Maryland 1986.
For those who are interested in genealogy. Benedict married CATHERINE BEACHY the daughter of Peter and Sally, the son of Peter #1 who came from Switzerland. So there is a Beachy in the history of this house of peace.

This home is furnished with Miller family treasures, provides a context for the accounts of Benedict's benevolence, as well as the story of the spiritual and foundations of this mountain community, once known as Brothers' Valley. The Amish way of peace allowed the early settlers to build communities along side the Shawnee and other Indian nations. Benedict Miller's homestead stood for charity, good works, and strong faith.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Brandon Beachy Pitches Well in Myrtle Beach

Brandon Beachy made his third professional start in the second game and continued to pitch well in Myrtle Beach. He struck out two in the first inning and pitched four shutout innings, allowing only a hit and two walks while striking five. Click to read the article by Brett Kettyle the community leader for the Atlanta Braves.

Abraham Beachy Stone House West Salisbury PA

Abraham Beachy was born in 1758 in Basel Switzerland. He came to America when he was nine years old, along with his father Peter Bitsche, step mother Rosina Willi, step sister Anna and two brothers, Moses age 8 and Peter age 14. Abraham Beachy died in 1834 and is buried in the Beachy Cemetery not far from this stone house.
One sourse of information tells us that Abraham built this Stone houes for his only child, a son, Peter. A date stone bearing the year 1809 and the builder's name, I.J. Fuller, is high in the gable end of the house.
"Historical Resources" Tell us how Abraham Beachy was a miller, cooper, papermaker, tanner, shoemaker, and farmer. Near this home Abraham Beachy and his son Peter built a tub mill on what is now known as Tub Mill Run. The mill processed feed and flour for a large area and also produced paper.
We visited this stone house on a Sunday afternoon July 19, 2009. No one was home so my picture taking was limited to a few pictures on the outside.
This was only one of the many highlights of our trip. To pursue all the Beachy history in this area would take a lot more time than what we had to spend there. (posted by Glen Beachy editor of this blog)

Monday, August 03, 2009

Shane Beachy Benefits from Wrestling Promotion

''It was real awesome,'' Beachy said. ''Everybody was real kind and took the time to say 'hi' to everybody. It was great.'' Shane Beachy and Kendra Zatkiewicz, who traveled from Erie to see the event, were among those who received backstage passes. While they had been to many wrestling shows in the past, they said this was the first time they had gotten the chance to meet the performers. Click to read the complete article By Dave Emke, Jamestown Post Journal - Jamestown,NY,USA

Board Member Ed Beachy St. Ignatius MT

The Amish auction is an auction and quilt sale to benefit the private school.
Locally made furniture, cabins, hand-stitched quilts from as far away as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa and California were on sale. "We had a good crowd, the quilt buyers were serious buyers," board member Ed Beachy said. Click for the rest of the story, Dean Hermes reporting for KPAX, Montana's News Station - Missoula,MT,USA