Nov. 5, 1837 Westmoreland County Pennsylvania, USA
Mar. 21, 1906 Shenandoah Page County Iowa, USA
John was the son of Michael Beck and Catherine Houck. He married Susan C Holtzer on 7 Feb 1889 Harrison County, Pennsylvania. This was his 2nd marriage.
John was a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted as a Private on 28 Sept 1864 at the age of 23 years. He mustered into Co E 2nd Iowa Infantry on the same day as his enlistment. Mustered out on 31 May 1865.