Sunday’s Obituary: Henry Becker in Tipton, MO

Johh Henry Becker (Johann Heinrich Becker) was my 3rd great-grandfather.  He was born in Germany and immigrated to the U.S. in 1852.  His obituary was published in the Tipton Times, dated 8 August 1919.


He Was Born in Winterschied, Germany – Came to Missouri 71 Years Ago

Henry Becker died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Louis G. Imhoff on Ohio street, August 2, 1919 of old age.  Had he lived until December 1st next, he would have been 89 years old.  He was born in Winterscheid, Germany and came to Missouri when 18 years of age, living in and near Tipton until his death.  His wife, whose maiden name was Miss Margaret Kuttenkuler, died September 25, 1915, since which time he made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Imhoff.  On January 2, 1908, Mr. and Mrs. Becker celebrated their Golden Wedding anniversary.  Mr. Becker was a civil war veteran and for a number of years followed his occupation as carpenter and contractor.  He was an industrious man and a good citizen.

Three sons and six daughters survive him.  They are: Henry and Joseph, of St. Louis; Chas. Becker and Mrs. Peter Schmidt, of Kansas City; Mrs. John Robertson, of Souix City, Iowa; Mrs. L.A. Mudd, of Grainger, Iowa; Mrs. L.G. Imhoff and Mrs. A.G. Koechner, of Tipton, and Miss Lucy Becker, of St. Louis, all of whom attended the funeral except Chas. Becker, of Kansas City.

Funeral services were conducted from St. Andrews Catholic church, of which the deceased had long been a faithful member, Monday morning by Rev. Father Kueper; interment in Catholic cemetery, the following being pallbearers: P.O Flood,  Joe Sommerhauser, Peter Dick, Jacob Heinen, Andrew Schmidt, and John Hartman.

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