Beer, Clara Ann. 1866.
Clara Ann Beer was my Great Aunt,born in Bristol,England on 21st May 1866. I have her in the England census of 1881 aged 14, a housemaid. Family story has it that she became interested in the Mormon sect and may have gone to Amercia. I cannot find her in any other UK censuses and of course all the relatives who might have known what happened have all passed on now. So, if anyone does come across her, I'd be glad to hear from you. Her mother and father were John and Sarah Jane Beer (Evans) who came from Hartland / Sutcombe areas of Devon and moved to Bristol about 1864/5. John was a carpenter, Sarah's father, John Evans, was a blacksmith in the Devon and Cornwall area. *New information gained recently shows that she left her home in Bedminster, Bristol on 6th August 1888 on the pretext of going to Bath in Somerset, [reason unknown]and she was not seen or heard of again from that time. Her father John Beer and her uncle, Richard Beer did, for at least 5 years after her dissapearance,advertise for information about the whereabouts of Clara in Reynold's Newspaper [London],also Amercia and Australia editions. So now I'm hoping she didn't end up dead in a ditch somewhere but is sitting in someone else's family tree. If she is, please let me know so I can finally close the page on Clara Ann Beer. Thank's.