Biography of Henry Becker


Becker, Henry, Hamburg, was born near Alsace, Germany, May 2, 1832. He was educated in their schools and came to America in April, 1850, locating in Buffalo, where he learned the harness trade and afterwards was instructed in carriage trimming. He followed it until the war began. July 2, 1856, he married Mina Wolf of Geneva, N. Y., where he lived from 1857 until 1867. August 8, 1862, he enlisted in Co. E, 126th N.Y. Vols., and was with the regiment at the surrender of Harper's Ferry. In 1867 he came to Buffalo, where he formed a copartnership with Frederick Loegler, under the firm name of Becker & Loegler, conducting a harness business until 1875, when Mr. Loegler died. Soon after another partner was taken in, John C. Wicker, under the firm name of Becker & Wicker. Mr. Becker retired from active business, retaining an interest in the business.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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