Phillip Becker

Phillip Becker (1833 - 1907)

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Phillip Becker aka Baecker
Born in Alsace Lorraine, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 18 Nov 1858 in Fayette, Texasmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mission Valley, Texas, United States of America.map
Profile last modified 19 Dec 2019 | Created 16 Aug 2014
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Phillip Becker has German Roots.
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Phillip Becker migrated from Germany to Texas, USA.
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Biography

Phillip Becker was born 5 Apr 1833 in Alsace Lorraine, Germany/ alternate place of birth Camberg, Germany to parents Adam Baecker and Josepha Diehl.

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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 [1] [2] [3] 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 [4] with father, stepmother. They departed from Nassau, Germany to Galveston, Texas; then a packet ship to Carl's Harbor, Indianola Bay, Columbus co., Texas. "[5] 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. [2]


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). [6] They stayed in Fayette, TX until in 1872 Phillip purchased 300 Acres land near Victoria, Texas [7] 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.[8].

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.

Sources

  1. "Verein zum Schutze deutscher Einwanderer"
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Die Auswanderung as dem Kreis, Limburg- Weilburg in den Kreis Bastrop, Texas" (the Emigration from Limburg-Weilburg County to Bastrop Co., Texas" by Manfred Kunz, Bad Camberg, Germany (translated by Carol Marlo of St Louis, MO)
  3. "A New Land Beckoned: German Immigration to Texas, 1844-1847"
  4. BATTAGLIA, MRS. R.B., contributor Ship Lists (Ships Arriving in Texas in the 1840s; In Our Heritage. Vol. 13:1 (Oct. 1971), pp. 20-21; vol. 13:2 (Jan. 1972), pp. 76-81. Vol. 21:1 (Oct. 1979), pp. 11-14".
  5. U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s"
  6. Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
  7. "(Vol 12, p 481 Victoria county deed"
  8. Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974, Ancestry.com
  • A New Land Beckoned: German Immigration to Texas, 1844-1847
  • "Die Auswanderung as dem Kreis, Limburg- Weilburg in den Kreis, Bastrop County, Texas" (the Emigration from Limburg-Weilburg County to Bastrop Co., Texas" by Manfred Kunz, Bad Camberg, Germany (translated by Carol Marlo of St Louis, MO
  • Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
  • BATTAGLIA, MRS. R.B., contributor Ship Lists (Ships Arriving in Texas in the 1840s; In Our Heritage. Vol. 13:1 (Oct. 1971), pp. 20-21; vol. 13:2 (Jan. 1972), pp. 76-81. Vol. 21:1 (Oct. 1979), pp. 11-14.
  • 1850 United States Federal Census
  • 1860 United States Federal Census
  • 1900 United States Federal Census
  • A New Land Beckoned: German Immigration to Texas, 1844-1847
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Selected U.S. Naturalization Records - Original Documents, 1790-1974, ancestry.com
  • U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s


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