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 Caroline Magdalene <I>Laeiss</I> Becker

Caroline Magdalene Laeiss Becker

Death 21 Jun 1916 (aged 70)
Williams County, Ohio, USA
Burial Bryan, Williams County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 92767892 · View Source
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Obituary - The Bryan Press - June 29, 1916
    Caroline Magdalene, daughter of Freidrich Wilhelm and Christina Laeiss, was born in Speatel, Germany, October 9, 1845, and died in Bryan, Ohio, June 23, 1916; aged 70 years, eight months, and 14 days.  On January 18, 1868, she married Robert Otto Becker.  After their marriage they lived near Thorn, Germany, for about four years.  In 1872 Mr. and Mrs. Becker came to America and proceeded directly to Bryan where they soon built the present home.  Here they have resided all of their life in America except about six months.
     They were blessed with a family of six children: Arthur Adolph, Emma Helen, Igenia Ottelege, Maria Julia, Otto Ludwig, and Carl Otto.  Of this number, the eldest, when 17, 14, and 10 years of age respectively, all succumbed to 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.
     The deceased was baptized in infancy, confirmed in girlhood, and joined in the bonds of holy wedlock in her home church in Spaetel, Germany by the Rev. Mr. Erlech, her pastor.  When they came to America, she with her husband united with the German Lutheran Church in Bryan.  Later they transferred their membership to the English Lutheran church.
     In January of this year, she began to ail and the sixth of February she was compelled to take to her bed.  She left her husband, her daughter, Mrs. John Robinson, and three brothers: Freidrich Wilhelm, Lewis, and David Laeiss, all of Bryan.
     Services were held Sunday, June 25, at one o'clock conducted by Rev. A.O. Becker, pastor of the English Lutheran Church.  Burial will be at Fountain Grove Cemetery.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 92767892
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Caroline Magdalene Laeiss Becker (9 Oct 1845–21 Jun 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92767892, citing Fountain Grove Cemetery, Bryan, Williams County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Kay Beucler (contributor 47544217) .