I have been attepting to research my father's family. I have totally given up, but have decided to try one more time. I am searching for any info on the surname Beoughter. I was able to find this name in a data base for early Hocking County marriages. Unfortuanately, I have not been able to establish a connection between the individuals listed;Benjamin Beoughter married to Catherine Cook.This name also appears spelled Beougher in other early Hocking County records.However, I firmly believe a connection exsists. My grandfather's father was named Benjamin F. Beoughter. He appears on a Illnois census in the later part of 1800's married to Sarah. He claims to have been born in Ohio in 1842. He moves to Indiana and then Illnois.Sarah was born in Indiana.They have children :James, Charles, Curtis, Addie,Ally and Lizzy.If you have any info, I would be grateful.This family claims be German with a possible connection to Wuttemberg, Germany.