Biography of Christian H. Becker
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Becker, Christian H., was born in Germany, September 14, 1842, and was educated in their schools. October 21, 1863, he came to the United States and located in New York city, and in 1868 came to Troy. He has been a grocery. merchant in Troy, Green Island and Lansingburgh. He has married twice, first to Dora Schulat of Green Island. They had two children: Julia D. and Henry G. April 30, 1881, he married second Mrs. Louise Cook, born Maschke, formerly of Germany, and had one son, Christian J. Mrs. Becker died May 26, 1895. His father, J. Mathias, was born December 24, 1814, at the old homestead. He married Soaphia M. Raabe. She died March 18, 1891, and J. Mathias Becker survives at this date, 1896. He is a member of the Mount Zion Lodge No. 311, F. & A. M. of Troy, and is also a member of the Rheine Lodge No. 248 I. O. O. F. and of the Ancient Order of Druids. The ancestry of the family is German on both sides.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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