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Peter Beckerle
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1849
Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Death: Oct. 14, 1933
Albany County
New York, USA

Born in Pfiffligheim (now part of Worms) and orphaned as a child, Peter was apprenticed to a cabinet-maker and pursued that trade for the rest of his life. He came to America ca. 1866 and worked for a short time in NYC. He moved to Newburgh in the fall of 1867, where he took work with the cabinet-maker D.N. Selleg, whose shop he bought ca. 1891. With a partner he then formed Highland Furniture Manufacturing Co. and operated it very successfully about three or four years. At the height of his success, allegedly because of the unethical actions of his partner, Peter was bankrupted, abandoned Newburgh in 1895, and moved his family to Albany, where he led a quiet life repairing furniture until his retirement in the late 1920s or early 1930s.

Peter married Ida Smith in Newburgh, where his 8 children were born, only four of whom lived to adulthood. 
Family links: 
  Ida Schmidt Beckerle (1852 - 1927)
  Emma Amelia Beckerle (1876 - 1886)*
  Augusta L. Beckerle (1878 - 1935)*
  Edith E. Beckerle (1882 - 1959)*
  Albert Peter Beckerle (1886 - 1887)*
  Clara Beckerle (1891 - 1909)*
*Calculated relationship
Graceland Cemetery
Albany County
New York, USA
Created by: Becks2w2
Record added: Nov 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 100251944
Peter Beckerle
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 Added: Nov. 5, 2012

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