m. 23 Dec 1858
Facts and Events
Harvey can be located in the following census:
1870 Black Hawk Twp., Black Hawk, IA Federal Census 1880 Black Hawk Twp., Black Hawk, IA Federal Census 1885 Black Hawk Twp., Black Hawk, IA State Census 1895 Black Hawk Twp., Black Hawk, IA State Census 1900 Center, Emmet, IA Federal Census 1920 Big Bend, Chippewa, MN Federal Census 1930 Big Bend, Chippewa, MN Federal Census
Mary Kistner Beal
Parents of Ralph, Jesse, Elsie, Harold, Gladys, Fredrick and Edith. Grandparents of Stanley, Mary Elizabeth (Betty), and Barbara. Great Grandparents of Linda, Susan, Kathy, Larry, Elise (Betty's children) and Great Grandparents of Diane, Dale, Duane Leann (Barbara's children) Great Great Grandparents of Ross and David(Linda), Amy and Molly,(Susan) Michael, Matthew, and Timothy,(Kathy)and Rachel and Sarah (Elise)and Great Great Grandparents of Eric and Maggie (Diane), Danielle and Derek (Dale), Candace, Curtis and Carissa (Duane) Dustin, Brady and Riley (Leann). Great Great Great grandparents of Alex and Shelby (Ross), Madelyn and Hannah (Amy), Ellie, Emma and Drew (Michael).
The following pages include information on the ancestry of Harvey and Mary Kistner Beal. They immigrated from Hannover, Germany. Mary’s father died of a stroke in the outdoor toilet. Mary’s mother came to America in a sailboat. The voyage took 6 weeks of travel.
Harvey and Mary were married on June 16, 1887. She weighed 100 pounds on her wedding day. Her wedding dress has been saved through the years and is at Stanley Beal’s home. Mary was a refined and cultured lady who taught school.
They were members of the Baptist church in Grouver, Iowa. In the early 1900’s the Beals’ moved to Mission Hill, South Dakota. Later they would move to the Round Lake, Minnesota area. After Harvey died, Mary lived with her son Ralph until her death October 8, 1941. Both Harvey and Mary are buried in the Round Lake Cemetery.
Children of Harvey and Mary: Elsie – married Walter Weaver, Cavalier,North Dakota Ralph - married Frieda Morgan, Round Lake, MN Jesse - married Clara Morgan, Spokane, WA Edith - married Lloyd Steensland, Appleton, MN Harold - married Viola Germain, Wheaton, MN Fred - married May Hayes, Appleton, MN Gladys died of diptheria as a child
Mary Kistner Beal: Became senile. Mary Elizebeth (Betty) Beal remembers her spreading her hand with butter. Lived in the little house on farm until she moved in with Edith and Lloyd Steensland.
Taken from the Iowa State Reporter (Waterloo, Iowa) June 23, 1887: "There was a very quiet wedding at the home of Rev. Jesse Beal last Thursday evening, June 16, 1887. Their oldest son, Harvey M. and Miss Mary E. Kistner were the contracting parties. The ceremony was performed by Rev. S. H. Bashor. By the request of Mrs. Beal, who is in very poor health, they were married at the Beal residence, instead of at the home of the bride as first intended. Only the immediate friends of the bride and groom were present." Mrs. Jesse Beal had severe asthma.