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 Robert Otto Becker

Robert Otto Becker

Birth
Poland
Death 8 Apr 1923 (aged 80)
Stryker, Williams County, Ohio, USA
Burial Bryan, Williams County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 92767849 · View Source
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Robert Otto Becker, son of John A. and Marie Becker, was born at Inovrotsloff, Posen province, Poland, September 2, 1842, and died in Stryker, Ohio, April 8, 1923, aged 81 years, seven months, and six days.  On January 18, 1868, he married Caroline Laeiss.  After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Becker lived near Thorn, Germany, for about four years.  In 1872, they came to America, proceeding directly to Bryan, Ohio, where they built a home and resided until Mrs. Becker's death in 1916.  About seven years after his arrival in America, Mr. Becker became a naturalized citizen.
     While in his native land, Mr. Becker did military service in two wars; first in the Prussian-Austrian war, serving for the time of its duration, and receiving the Iron Cross as a medal for bravery; and later in the Franco-Prussian war serving three months, being incapacitated by sickness.  He was a wagon maker by trade, and while in Bryan worked for many years as a pattern maker.
     Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Becker; Arthur Adolph, Emma Helen, Igenia Ottelege, Maria Julia, Otto Ludwig, and Carl Otto.  The three eldest, when about 17, 14, and 10 respectively, all succumbed to a virulent attack of malignant diphtheria, passing away within three weeks time.  The fourth, then about eight years of age, and now the only surviving child of the family, was probably saved from death by removal to another home during the scourge.
     Mr. Becker was baptized in infancy and confirmed in youth in the Lutheran church.  When they came to America, he and his wife united with the German Lutheran Church in Bryan.  Later they transferred their membership to the English Lutheran church.  Throughout his long life, Mr. Becker was a devout and faithful Christian.  He was a conscientious, hard-working man, a loyal and up-right citizen first of his native land and then of the land of his adoption.  He was a devoted and faithful husband and father.
   Most of the last seven years he spent with his daughter, Mrs. John Robinson, and it was at her home in Stryker that he died after an illness of about four weeks.  Besides his daughter, there remains to mourn his loss a sister, O. T. Schatz of Ney, Ohio, three grandchildren, and other relatives and friends.
     The funeral was held from the home of his daughter on Tuesday, April 10, at 1:30 PM.  The service was in charge of Rev. M.A. Rugh, pastor of the Lutheran church of Stryker.  Music was furnished by Mrs. Edward Lehman and Mrs. M.A. Rugh, accompanied by Miss Frances Gentit.  The burial was in Fountain Grove cemetery at Bryan.   


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  • Created by: Kay Beucler
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92767849
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Otto Becker (2 Sep 1842–8 Apr 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92767849, citing Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan, Williams County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Kay Beucler (contributor 47544217) .