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Becker, Nicholas (1836-1921)

BECKER, SCHAEFFER, SAMPONT, KIESPY, KRELL, SMID, DEUBEL, LUKENS, SIMPSON, WEIDERT

Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 3/2/2011 at 23:07:08

LeMars Semi Weekly Sentinel
2-18-1921

A FATHER 0F SEVENTEEN
NICHOLAS BECKER WAS PIONEER
OF REMSEN VICINITY

Nicholas Becker, 84 years old, formerly of Remsen and the father of seventeen children, died at the home of his daughter Anna Becker, 1421 Ross Street, Sioux City on Monday afternoon from senility . He had been living in Sioux City since last September.

He was born in Germany in 1836 came to the United States when he was 21 years old. He settled at Dubuque, Iowa and served in the civil war with Company B, Fifth Regiment Iowa Cavalry.

He was married to Miss Minnie Schaeffer in 1878. After their marriage they moved to a farm near Remsen. Twelve daughters and five sons were born to Mr. and Mrs. Becker of whom ten daughters and three sons survive. Mrs. Becker died several years ago.
Surviving daughters are Mrs. Chas. Sampont, of Sturgis, S.D; Mrs. Eric Keipsy, of Larchwood, Iowa, Mrs. Will Krell,of Milmont, Minn., Mrs. Lou Smid of LeMars, Iowa, Mrs. Frank Smid, of Struble, Iowa, Mrs. Lena Deubel of Remsen, Iowa, Mrs. Harry Likens, of Oyens, iowa,Mrs. Francis Simpson, of Drake, N.D., Mrs. John Weidert, and Miss Anna Becker, both of Sioux Ctiy. The three sons are: Joseph Becker, of LeMars, Nicholas Becker of Akron, Iowa, and John P. Becker, of Minneapolis.

The funeral services were held in Sioux City on Wednesday afternoon under the auspices of the G.A.AR. of which he was a member and the body was taken to Remsen yesterday morning for interment.

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