Biography of Ed G. Becker
Tipton County, IN Biographies





ED. G. BECKER, son of John G. and Mary (Schegel) Becker, natives of Germany, was born in Prussia, Germany, September 30, 1834, where he was reared and educated. In 1854, he came with his parents to America, locating in Ripley County, Ind., where he worked some time for his father. He then purchased a piece of land and improved a farm, and, in 1871, sold this place and located on his present farm. Mr. Becker has met with success through life, and is today one of the wealthiest farmers in Tipton County. He is also engaged in the manufacture of tile, having a large factory erected upon his farm. He was married in Ripley County, Ind., November 22, 1862, to Elizabeth Leips. She was born in Germany January 27, 1841. They have seven children - Frederick E., Louisa F., Louis A., Mary G., George A., Caroline S. and Ida. Politically, Mr. Becker is conservative in his views, and he and family are members of the Lutheran Church.

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Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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