Monday, April 13, 2020

August Becker's Father and Children

Daughter Christina Becker Obit: 1897-2001

FALLS CITY, Neb. -- Christina Becker, 103, Falls City, died Friday, March 23, 2001, at a health-care center in Falls City. Born northeast of Falls City on Aug. 4, 1897, Miss Becker was reared in that area and moved into Falls City in 1946. She was preceded in death by her parents, August B. and Lydia E. Becker; nine brothers, Bernard, Louis, John W., Philip, Otto P., William B., Henry, August H. and Albert T. Becker; and three sisters, Ida, Lydia and Anna Becker. Surviving: nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Service: 2 p.m. Monday, Dorr Funeral Home, Falls City. Burial: Steele Cemetery, Falls City., (St. Joseph News-Press (MO)

August's father William Becker
William Becker was a knifesmith in his native land, but after coming here became a substantial farmer. He and his wife were the parents of seven children, of whom the subject of this sketch was the second in order of birth, the others being as follow:

Prof. William Becker, teacher of German in Eden College at St. Louis, Missouri;
Herman Becker, a farmer in the vicinity of Verdon, this county;
Mrs. Mary Reschke, of the precinct of Arago;
Mrs. Lydia Reschke, of the precinct of Jefferson;
Charles, who is still living in his native land, and
Mrs. Anna Schroedel, of Washington county, Illinois.
August B. Becker