Monday, June 19, 2017

Military Monday: Jeremiah Becker

                        My 4th Great Uncle


Jeremiah Becker enlisted at Elgin, Illinois as a Private on 14 August 1862 in Company E of the 127th Illinois Infantry. He was mustered out on 5 June 1865.

Jeremiah applied for a Civil War invalid's pension on 27 October 1870.


Jeremiah Becker was born 17 May 1817 in Sharon, NY and died Jan 1907.
He had several occupations Boatman, Farmer and a lighthouse keeper. His first wife was Harriet Lamphere they separated between  1860 and 1870.  They had four children. Jeremiah was married on 11 January 1882 in Burdickville, Leelanau County to Betsy Ann (Stricklin) Minkler. Jeremiah was living in Traverse City in 1890 and was reported to suffer from general debility and deafness. He was living in Traverse City in 1894.

Betsy Becker died from heart disease on 18 January 1895 in Traverse City. She is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.

On 5 June 1900, Jeremiah was a pensioner living with the Albert Donner family at 103 N. Spruce Street in Traverse City.

Jeremiah died in January 1907 in Brewerton, Onondaga County, New York. He was buried in Pine Plains Cemetery in Clay, Onondaga County, New York. His first wife Harriet Becker died on 18 March 1911 in Alden, Freeborn County, Minnesota.

Jeremiah and Harriet (Lamphere) Becker were the parents of four children:

1. E MATILDA BECKER was born circa 1845 in New York
2. C E BECKER was born circa 1851 in New York.
3. MARTHA C BECKER was born circa 1854 in New York.
4. WILLIAM H H BECKER was born circa 1857 in Illinois.



No comments:

Post a Comment