Father Adam was a carpenter and farmer. Times were harder. Phillip immigrated with father Adam Baecker and step-mother, Margarethe Diehl Baecker. (Johann Phillip's mother Josepha Diehl had died in 1840.) Johann Adam married again to Margarethe Diehl, who bore 3 additional children: George L, Jeannett/Annette, and Charlotte.
Johann Adam decided to take the advice of a group of German businessmen who had formed the    and immigrate to America. They were recommending Texas, as promoted by newly formed Fisher-Miller-Grant-3,800,000 acres grant formed after the Texas Revolution. This Fisher-Miller Grant was too far from the coast line. It was later decided for the German settlers to settle in and near New Braunfels.
The family immigrated 10 Oct 1846 on the Ship BOHEMIA  with father, stepmother. They departed from Nassau, Germany to Galveston, Texas; then a packet ship to Carl's Harbor, Indianola Bay, Columbus co., Texas. " Life was hard for 13 yr old Phillip, trying the adjust to the immigration, get their house built, and adjust to Texas, and work for the family. But very hard for his father, Johann Adam. See Adam for further problems. 
Phillip married Victoria Wagner 18 Nov 1858 (Age: 25) in Fayetteville, Texas. (Phillip had changed the spelling of his last name to "Becker" upon arrival in America).  They stayed in Fayette, TX until in 1872 Phillip purchased 300 Acres land near Victoria, Texas  Purchased 300A from J Voigt: $625 cash Fronting Twelve mi Coleto Cr. In 1903 he sold this land to Joseph C Hagel and daughter Katie Baecker Hagel.
The couple had the following children: Antonetty "Nettie"(1860–1931), Frank 1861–1864, Joseph (Joe) (1873–1959), Dorothea (1873–1910), William L (1875–1966), Gideon (1877–1924), Katherine Eva (1880–1951), Anna (1882–1890), Lucy 1885.
Phillip received his Naturalization papers Oct 1887..
|Naturalization in California.|
After Phillip's first wife, Victoria died in 1893, Phillip married Abalina DeLeon Noll (1865 – 1919). This upset his daughter, Katherine Eva Becker.
Phillip Becker passed away 12 May 1907 (Age: 74) in Mission Valley, Texas, USA and is buried St Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Myersville, Texas. Victoria, daughters, Dorothea & Anna are buried there also.
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