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Mathias Becker (1814 - 1904)

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Mathias Becker
Born in Saulheim, Germanymap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 5 Aug 1839 (to 1850) in Hessen, Germanymap
Husband of — married 10 May 1852 in Lee, Lee, Illinois, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in May, Lee, Illinois, United Statesmap
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Mathias Becker was born January 1, 1814, in Germany and died March 29, 1904, in Maytown, Lee county, Illinois. Mathias is found on the United States Census of 1900, living in May Township, Lee county, Illinois, as an 84 year old widower, living in the household of his son, Fred Becker, born in November, 1860, in Illinois. According to the census record [1] both of Mathias' parents were born in Germany, and he immigrated to America in 1850.

Mathias' wife, Elizabeth died in 1862 and was buried in the churchyard of Saint Marys Mission Church. Mathias and Elizabeth share a large dual headstone, which may be viewed on Find A Grave here:

Researcher's Notes

Mathias is buried in the church yard of the (destroyed by fire) St. Mary's Church in May township IL.


Name: Mathias /Becker/[2]


Date: 1 Jan 1814
Place: Saulheim, Germany[3]


Death: Age: 90
Date: 29 Mar 1904
Place: May, Lee, Illinois, United States[4]


Place: Maytown, Lee County, Illinois, USA[5]


  1. "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 20 September 2019), Mathias Becker in household of Fred Becker, May Township, Lee, Illinois, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 64, sheet 5B, family 103, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,240,319
  2. Source: #S-264561931 APID: 1,70509::5294774
  3. Source: #S-264561931 APID: 1,70509::5294774
  4. Source: #S-264561931 APID: 1,70509::5294774
  5. Source: #S-264561931 APID: 1,70509::5294774


  • Becker-3643 was created by Lang Schmitt through the import of Schmitt Family Tree (1).ged on Aug 13, 2015

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