Biography of Louis Beck

LOUIS BECK, tin and hardware dealer, was bcrn in Evanston, Cook County, Ill., May 20, 1859. His parents, John and Eva, settled in Evanston in 1859, where his father was engaged in the tannery business for some years, and afterward for five years in the varnish business. In 1871, they moved to Glencoe, Cook County, where they now reside, and engaged in farming and stock raising. The subject of this sketch learned his trade with J. S. Haywood, of Evanston, and for some time worked for Wigein & Lingren. He was then connected with his brother. Charles Beck, in the hardware business up to 1883, when he came to Rogers Park and purchased the tin and hardware store of John McCarthy. He was married to Miss Minnie Teitzen, of Fredonia. Wis., October, 31, 1880. They have one child - Charles C.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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