I have found my Charles L. Beard and in the process found his parents and siblings. I have them in Carroll County, Maryland, in the 1850's.The family was:
John(b.1798)m. to Catharine(b.1805) Charles L.(b. 1835) Philip (b.1838) [all the above were born in Germany] [the rest were born in Maryland] John (b.1840) Elizabeth(b.1843) Frederic(k)(b.1845) William (b.1848)
I believe Elizabeth married a Lybrook and lived in Preble County, Ohio. But, otherwise, this is all I know about this family. Any help would be appreciated.