Civil War: Company I, 32nd Indiana infantry
Louis Becke enlisted and mustered-in as corporal, Company I, 32nd Indiana Infantry, September 21, 1861. During his service he was promoted sergeant and was mustered-out at Indianapolis, Indiana, September 7, 1864.
Louis Becke filed for a pension for service with Company I, 32nd Indiana Infantry, from Arizona Territory August 26, 1890. The application for a pension was certified for payment.
Louis Becke registered to vote at Yavapai County, Arizona Territory, August 28. 1882, September 20, 1890, September 21, 1894, July 15, 1896. Louis Beck (sic), age 67 years and a Miner, was enumerated during June 1900 residing on Montezuma Street at Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona Territory. The enumeration shows that he was born February 1833 in Germany and that he was a widower. Also, the enumeration shows that he immigrated to the United States in 1860 and that he was naturalized.
Louis Becke, an old-time resident of Lynx Creek, died in Prescott yesterday after a protracted illness. Deceased was sixty-nine years old and came to Arizona in 1868 with Jacob Henkle, with whom he was in partnership in the stock business. The funeral took place from Logan's undertaking parlors and was well attended by friends of the deceased. (Arizona Weekly Journal Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory, 7 August 1901, 3 1)
The will of the late Louis Becke was proved and admitted to probate yesterday. He bequeathed his property to Fred C. Moore, son of J. M. W. Moore, and the latter is appointed executor of the estate. (Arizona Weekly Journal Miner, Prescott, Arizona Territory, 14 August 1901, 4: 1)
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