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Johannes Becker (1816-1904)

Johannes Becker (1816-1904)

Charmaine Becker (View posts)
Posted: 7 Mar 2001 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Becker, Kastler
Johannes Becker born 1-12-1816 in Hesse Darmstadt, Germany emigrated to New York in August of 1842 to settle in Wisconsin. He meet and married Katherine Kastler about 1843, she was born in 1821 and the daughter of Nicolas & Eva (Casper) Kastler. To this union eleven children where born, John jr. bn. 1844, Mary bn. 1848, Charles bn. 1850, Anna Katherine bn. January 1852, Nicholaus bn. December 1852, Margartha bn. 1856, George bn. 1858, Julia bn. 1860, Henry bn. 1862, Philip bn. 1864, and Stephen bn. 1869. In the winter of 1869 they lost six children to the epidemics: John age 25, and Charles age 19, died of thypoid fever in September and October. Anna, Margaretha, Julia, and Philip died of diphtheria and scarlet fever in January. All the children except the first two, John and Mary, were enrolled in the church records at St. Anthony's parish, which was at that time in Fussville.
Johannes and Katherine spent their later years in the home of their son Nicholas in Menomonee Falls. Katherine died 4-19-1899 and is buried in St. Anthony's cemetery, Johannes died 1-10-1904 and is buried beside his wife.
Johannes was acquainted with many Milwaukee pioneers, including Soloman Juneau. Johannes was hired by Juneau to build a small log cabin. Asked by Juneau to state his price after the cabin was completed, he settled for a gun.

Re: Johannes Becker (1816-1904)

Posted: 25 Sep 2001 2:59PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Dec 2001 9:54PM GMT
Surnames: Becker
I also have a Johannes Becker who married Sara Van Arnhem. Johannes b 1686 d 1763. Since I just came across this surname in my Nash research I have no other info. Because of the dates of my and your Johannes, I know they are not the same person but wondered if they might be related? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Colleen

Re: Johannes Becker (1816-1904)

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 9:20PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 May 2013 5:49PM GMT
Surnames: Becker Kastler
There is a detailed golden wedding anniversary article for John & Catharine Kastler Becker in the 18 Apr 1893 edition of "Der Seebote".

"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Milwaukee Wis.
gary.rebholz@gmail.com
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping family researchers find their ancestors among Milwaukee's 99%.

Re: Johannes Becker (1816-1904)

Posted: 16 Nov 2012 12:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Becker Weimer
Do you happen to know who the father of Johannes was? I descend from a Peter Becker (1800 - 1875) whose father was Reichert Becker (1773 - ?)

Peter and his family immigrated to the Germantown area through the port of New York in 1846. He married Sophia Catherina Weimer in Germany. They are believed buried in Christ Church Cemetery in Dheinsville, Germantown, WI

Re: Johannes Becker (1816-1904)

Posted: 16 May 2013 10:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Becker
I don't have any information on this Becker family in my personal collection.

Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).

Re: Johannes Becker (1816-1904)

Posted: 16 May 2013 11:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Becker
I am a little confused about your post.

Can you point me to where I might find the information your previous post referenced?

Thanks.

Ron Klein

ronklein@ix.netcom.com

Re: Johannes Becker (1816-1904) in Milwaukee's German newspapers

Posted: 17 May 2013 5:48PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 17 May 2013 6:23PM GMT
Surnames: Kastler Becker
"There is a detailed golden wedding anniversary article for John & Catharine Kastler Becker in the 18 Apr 1893 edition of "Der Seebote"."

That's a German language newspaper that was published in Milwaukee. There were also death notices and a photo in the German papers for this Johann Becker. (I'm also responding to your email message.)

"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Milwaukee Wis.
gary.rebholz@gmail.com
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007 ...

Re: Johannes Becker (1816-1904) in Milwaukee's German newspapers

Posted: 17 May 2013 6:23PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Becker
Actually -- to be perfectly honest, I've indexed 2 different versions of that wedding anniversary article (a brief and a full version). It's found in 3 different local German-American papers. There were 4 different dailies and 4 or more different weekly German-American papers in Milwaukee in the 1890s.

Why did I index all of these articles and both versions? Because they were there.

"Milwaukee's German Newspapers; an index of death notices and related items" (1844-1950).
Gary Rebholz, compiler/editor
Milwaukee Wis.
gary.rebholz@gmail.com
Indexing Milwaukee's German newspapers continuously since 2007... helping family researchers find their ancestors among Milwaukee's 99%.
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