Biography of Alfred S. Becker
Yates County, NY Biographies





Becker, Alfred S., was born in Columbia County, N.Y., in 1838, the son of David L. and Sarah Becker. The family came to Benton about 1849 and located where Alfred now resides. At that time David L. Becker was married to his second wife. Alfred was a child by the first marriage. David married a third wife, and died in Penn Yan in 1875. At the age of twenty-one Alfred began working the farm on shares. In 1863 he married Kate, daughter of William Best, of Benton, by whom he had two children, Sarah, wife of Charles F. Walker, and Edgar L. Kate (Best) Becker, wife of Alfred, died, and four years later Alfred married Anna Durry, of Jerusalem. Two children have been born to the second marriage, Alfred D. and Ralph C. Alfred S. Becker is one of Benton's substantial farmers. He has 125 acres, twelve of which are in vineyard, and six in fruit and berries.

From:
History of Yates County, N. Y.
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: Lewis Cass Aldrich
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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