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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Frederick W. Becker, farmer, was born in the year 1850 on the farm where he now resides. He is the son of Peter and Mary (Kneifer) Becker, both natives of Germany. They came to America when young, and were among the early settlers of Franklin County. After purchasing the place where our subject now lives they never moved, but remained there the balance of their days. They both died in the year 1861, the mother in February, and the father in March. Of their family of six children, four now living, Frederick being the third. He reached his majority on the farm, and received his education principally in German, although he attended English schools for some time. In 1881 he married Louisa Bohnenkamp, a native of Franklin County, born in 1854. The result of this union was the birth of two children, Ida W. and Amanda W. After marriage Mr. Becker settled upon his present farm, which consists of 270 acres of land. He is a Republican in politics, and has been a resident of Franklin County for thirty-seven years. Mr. Becker and his wife are members of the Evangelical Church.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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