Biography of Daniel P. Becker
Oneida County, NY Biographies





Sheriff Daniel P. Becker, of Oneida county, comes of good Teutonic ancestry on both sides of the house and in the course of an active and useful career has shown many of the admirable traits of that nationality. He was born at Utica, February 1, 1863, and is a son of Christian and Catharine (Ehresmann) Becker, both natives of Germany. They came to Utica about 1848 and have ever since lived in this city.

Mr. Becker of this review was the youngest of six sons in his father's family. He received his early education in the public schools of this city and then, indulging in the almost irresistible desire to see the world which manifests itself in young men, went west, where he remained a year. Having satis. fled his Curiosity and learned considerable about the extent and possibilities of the great republic, he returned home and began learning the butcher's trade. From the time he reached the age of twenty six years he has been proprietor of a meat market on Bleecker street, a line of business in which he gained a goodly measure of success and with which he is still identified. From his early manhood he has taken an active interest in politics, being an advocate of the platforms and principles of the republican party. He worked hard for his friends but never asked for any office upon his own account until 1909, when he became a candidate for sheriff of Oneida county. An evidence of his popularity is shown in the fact that, although the county normally gives a republi. can majority, only two candidates on the ticket in 1909 were elected, Mr. Becker being one of them. He received a majority of two thousand, six hundred and fifty votes. He has discharged his duties faithfully and the voters find that they made no mistake in selecting him as their choice for one of the most responsible positions in the county.

Mr. Becker was married to Miss Anna Princ, of Sangerfield, Oneida county, who died in December, 1904, leaving four children, Elizabeth, Margaret, Almeda and Mary. Mr. Becker was early infroduced to labor and has been through life industrious and enterprising, setting a worthy example to young men who aspire to accomplish noble objects. He is largely a self made man, having depenaed upon his own efforts for what he has accomplished. Recognized as entirely honest and reliable, he has attempted to discharge the duties of the responsible office he now holds with the same zeal and fidelity that he displayed in private business, and in the opinion of his friends he has most admirably succeeded.

From:
History of Oneida County, New York
From 1700 to the present time
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
By: Henry J. Cookinham
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1912


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