Agte Beckman

Agte Beckman

Birth
Germany
Death 14 Jan 1910 (aged 92)
Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Burial Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 139825382 · View Source
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From the Chatsworth Plaindealer
MRS. AGTE BECKMAN
JANUARY 20, 1911

The death of Mrs. Agte Beckman, which occurred on Saturday (Jan.14) morning at the home of her son, F.R. Beckman, and family, on the south side of town, removed one of the oldest and most highly respected ladies of Chatsworth and one of the oldest women in this section of the state. Had Mrs. Beckman survived until the 4th of next month she would have been 94 years of age.
Mrs. Beckman was a native of Germany, having been born on February 4, 1817, at Victorbue, Ost Friesland. On April 10, 1846, she was married to Rolf K. Beckman. In 1857 they came to America, landing in New Orleans, coming up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to Peoria. They were nine weeks on the ocean voyage and two weeks on the river trip. In crossing the Atlantic Mrs. Beckman's mother and infant child died of Cholera, as did others on the vessel in which they took passage. In 1857 they moved east of Minonk and in 1869 to a farm near Fairbury. Ten years later they moved to Charlotte township, where they resided until Mr. Beckman's death in 1899, since which time Mrs. Beckman had made her home with the family of her son, F.R., in this city.
Mrs. Beckman was the mother of the following children, all of whom are living; Mrs. Lena Johnson, of Fairbury; Mrs. John Ommen, of Charlotte; C.R. Beckman, F.R. Beckman, of this city; John C. Beckman, of Rensselaer, Ind.; George W. Beckman of Cullom. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren
The funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at one-thirty o'clock at the German Evangelical church. Rev. Koepp, of Charlotte, officiating In German and Rev. Gronewald making a few remarks in English, and the remains were interred in the Chatsworth Cemetery.
The attendance at the last obsequies was large, showing the high esteem in which Mrs. Beckman was held in this community.
Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Alex Tronc, of Pontiac; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Yonkers, of Saunemin; Mr. and Mrs. John McKinney, Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Flessner, F.O. Walrich, Mrs. and Mrs. James Keefe, Mrs. John Parsons, Mrs. H.J. Parsons, Mrs. F.J. Nightingale, of Piper city; Mr. and Mrs. G..W. Maddin, of Thawville; Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Madden, of Del Rey; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beckman, of Kankakee; Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Beckman, of Rensselaer, Ind.; Mrs. Lena Johnson and two sons, of Fairbury; Mrs. John Ommen and two sons and one daughter, Ralph and Albert Ommen, of Charlotte; Mrs. and Mrs. Geo. Beckman and son, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mackinson and daughter, Lawrence Haag and two daughters, of Cullom.

Agte had celebrated her 93rd birthday one year before:
NINETY-THREE YEARS OLD TODAY
FEBRUARY 4, 1910

Mrs. Agte Beckman is celebrating her 93rd birthday at the home of her son, F.R. Beckman, today, and she is probably the oldest, or at least one of the oldest women in Livingston county, if not in this section of the state.
Mrs. Beckman is a native of Germany, having been born on February 4, 1817, at Victorbue, Ost Friesland. On April 10, 1846, she was married to Rolf. K. Beckman. In 1857 they came to America, landing in New Orleans, coming up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers to Peoria. They were nine weeks on the ocean voyage and two weeks on the river trip. In crossing the Atlantic Mrs. Beckman's mother and infant child died of cholera, as did others on the vessel in which they took passage. In 1850 they moved east of Minonk and in 1860 to a farm near Fairbury. Ten years later they moved to Charlotte township, where they resided until Mr. Beckman's death in 1899, since which time Mrs. Beckman has made her home with the family of her son, F.R., in this city.
Mrs. Beckman is the mother of the following children, all of whom are living, and whose visits make her advanced years pleasurable; Mrs. Lena Johnson, of Fairbury; Mrs. John Ommen, of Charlotte; C.R. Beckman, F.R. Beckman, of this city; John C. Beckman, of Renesselaer, Ind.; George W. Beckman, of Cullom.
For a person of her age Mrs. Beckman enjoys very good health and retains possession of her faculties to a remarkable degree. She is loved by all who know her, and her many friends only hope that she may be spared to enjoy many more years with those by whom she is held in such high reverence.


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  • Created by: Mary Runyon- Hanshew
  • Added: 10 Dec 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 139825382
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Agte Beckman (4 Feb 1817–14 Jan 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 139825382, citing Chatsworth-Charlotte Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Mary Runyon- Hanshew (contributor 46514786) .