Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
I. S. BECRAFT.
In 1849, I. S. Becraft and family became settlers here. They boarded with the McOmbers until Mr. Becraft built,
near the Methodist Church, a comfort. able dwelling (the first house in Dowagiac having an L or wing.) Mr. Becraft
was a carpenter and builder, and, in connection with Daniel Heazlett, reared the Baptist Church and many other
buildings in Dowagiac. He was born in Orange County, N. Y., in 1811, and died in 1865. His widow and a son, Julius
O. Becraft, Deputy Postmaster, still reside in Dowagiac.
History of Cass Couny, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of some of it's Prominent Men and Pioneers.
Waterman, Watkins & Co., Chicago 1882.