Margaret Edith Beck Covell

B January 18, 1892 to Gottlieb Beck and Catherine Hinderer in Syracuse, Koschusko Co., IN
M Married to Jesse Covell
D November 1, 1949 in Steuben County, Indiana
Margaret Edith was the daughter of Catherine and Gottlieb Beck. She was born in Turkey Creek Township, Kosciusko county, four miles east of Syracuse Indiana on January 18, 1892.

She had eight years of common school education in the district school and graduated from Syracuse high school with the class of 1911. She attended Goshen Teacher's college in Goshen, Indiana, Tri-State College in Angola, Winona Teacher's College at Winona Lake; and Blakey's Kindergarten College in Indianapolis.

For seven years she was a successful teacher in the grade schools of Turkey Creek township, and at the time of her marriage was teaching a second grade A and B class in the Syracuse School.

She married Jesse O Covell on December 15, 1919. The simple and quiet wedding was performed in the Methodist parsonage at Warsaw, Indiana. On March 15, 1920, they began homemaking on a farm in Scott township, Steuben county. To their marriage a total of 10 children were born (5 sons and daughters)! Nine of the children were born on the farm and Lyman was born in Angola during the time the family resided within the town.

Margaret had a busy life, always looking after her family and interested in their activities. She lived to see her two sons, William and Walter serve their country overseas for nearly three years and return home safely. It was her ernest desire to live until all of her children graduated from high school because she believed in education.

More later .... pending interviews of the 10 children.

News Clipping (not sure if related, refers to Godfrey Beck instead of Gottlieb.....)

William Rosalind Lilah Lyman
Walter Elsie ** Bob Madeline
Catherine Alvin    

(** Elsie was David's Great Grandma)