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Jacob Becker
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1845
Darmstadt
Hessen, Germany
Death: Jul. 4, 1917
Durand
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA

Freeport Journal Standard July 6, 1917
DEATH OF JACOB BECKER
Retired Farmer of Durand Expires at
His Home in the Village
Jacob Becker, a retired farmer
and for many years a resident of
Durand, died at his home in the village
Tuesday at midnight. He had
been ill for a long time. Funeral services
were held today at 1:30 at the
home and at 2 o'clock at the Methodist
Episcopal church.
Durand people held Mr. Becker in
high regard. He had lived in that
locality ever since the civil war, in
which he served for a. year as a
member of the Forty-sixth .Illinois
Infantry. He enlisted Jan. 27, 1865,
saw service in Alabama, and was
discharged a year later in Baton
Rouge.. He was a 'successful farmer
and moved into the village when
he retired. He was a native of Hesse
Darmstadt, Germany, and was born
Aug. 20, 1844. His parents moved to
Stephenson county in, 1846.
Mr. Becker leaves a widow, two
sons and five daughters. His first
wife was Lydia Gardner and their
marriage took place February 26,
1868. They had seven children, all
of whom survive. His second wife,
who survives, was Mrs. Mary Smith.
The children are Mrs. Carrie Briggs,
of New York, Mrs. Jennie Mullarky,
of Shannon, Mrs. Laura Shockler, of
Califoria, Oscar and W erBletabtjlc
California, Oscar and Walter Becker,
Mrs. Mary Best, and Mrs. Fannie
Patterson, all of Durand. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Adam Becker (1811 - 1901)
  Mary Becker (1820 - 1900)
 
 Spouse:
  Lydia Garder Becker (1844 - 1906)
 
 Children:
  Oscar Daniel Becker (1869 - 1927)*
  Jennie M Becker Mullarky (1872 - 1960)*
  Laura Mae Becker Sheckler (1880 - 1970)*
 
 Siblings:
  Jacob Becker (1845 - 1917)
  Henry Becker (1856 - 1882)*
  Daniel Phillip Becker (1862 - 1939)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Durand Cemetery
Durand
Winnebago County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Jim Smith
Record added: Sep 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76848729
Jacob Becker
Added by: Jim Smith
 
Jacob Becker
Added by: Jim Smith
 
Jacob Becker
Added by: Jim Smith
 
 
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My gg grandfather. I'd love to hear from you if you are related.
- Jim Smith
 Added: Dec. 30, 2013
 
 
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