{Military Monday}: Affidavit for John Henry Becker’s Pension

John Henry Becker was my 3rd great-grandfather.  He fought for the Union out of Missouri during the Civil War.  This is an affidavit written by his neighbors for his Civil War pension.2013-10-20_026..O.P. Williams, aged 63 years, Fredrick Lutz 57 years citizen of the Town of Tipton, County of Moniteau, State of Missouri…
…we are close and intimate neighbors of the above named claimant John H Becker and known that he Suffers from Rheumatism and complains of disease of kidneys and Liver disease and indigestion and has weak eyesight and because of the above disabilities he is unable to Earn a Support by manual Labor and we believe the disibilities are permanent their is not the Result of his … bad habits he’s a man of …

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