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Carl Becker
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Birth: Mar. 18, 1823
Minden
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Death: Aug. 22, 1897
Emerald
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA

Karl Friedrich Becker was born to Heinrich Herman Becker and Anne Marie Ilsabein Jostmeyer in Holsen, a small village a few miles west of Minden. Church records have his birth year as 1824. In July of 1852 he married Anna Marie Luisa Kleine and emigrated to America with his wife's family, together with a Gausmann and Poggemueller family, arriving in New York aboard the Ship Juno on September 13, 1852. These families joined a number of other German families who emigrated from the Minden area to settle a community, now known as Hope, along the boundary of Blooming Grove and Cottage Grove townships in Dane County, Wisconsin.

Carl farmed in Blooming Grove township for fifteen years, raising a family of seven children. However, in the fall of 1867, and most likely traveling with the Heidenreich family, he brought his family to the newly formed State of Nebraska, settling west of Lincoln in Middle Creek Township, Lancaster County. In October of 1867 Carl purchased the northwest quarter of Section 26 from Isaac and Fanny Young, land on which the future town of Emerald would be established. He was a founding member of St. John's Lutheran church.

In 1879, he granted a right of way across the farm to the first railroad through the area, the Lincoln & Northwestern. With the opening of rail service to the area, Carl, together with William Quick, established a grain trading business. He also established and operated an implement business in Emerald for eighteen years.

Upon his death in 1897, he divided his farm among his three sons, Carl, August and John.

 
 
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 Spouse:
  Maria Kleine Becker (1830 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  Carl Frederick Becker (1853 - 1924)*
  Mary Anna Becker Cowger (1854 - 1936)*
  Maria Sophia Louisa Becker Deinert (1859 - 1922)*
  John Becker (1864 - 1925)*
  August Becker (1869 - 1915)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Johns Cemetery
Lancaster County
Nebraska, USA
 
Maintained by: Gerry Mitchell
Originally Created by: Bill S
Record added: Oct 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59812626
Carl Becker
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Carl Becker
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Carl Becker
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