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Heinrich Becker (1874 - 1960)

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Heinrich (Henry) Becker
Born in Erlenbach, Volga Region, Russiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married before 1900 in Erlenbach, Volga Region, Russiamap
Husband of — married 5 Jul 1909 in Unterdorf, Volga Region, Russiamap
Father of
Died in Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 3 Sep 2019 | Created 20 Feb 2017
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Volga German
Henry Becker is a Volga German.
Henry Becker has German Roots.

Henry Becker was born 24 Feb 1874 at Erlenbach, Saratova, Russia, to parents Nikolaus Heinrich Becker and Katharina Schmidt Becker.

He married his first wife, name unknown, in Erlenbach, Russia, where two sons were born.

  • Henry born 1901 Russia, d. unknown in Canada
  • Gottfried born 3 Dec 1903 at Unterdorf, Russia, died 6 July 1967 at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Henry's second marriage was to Elisabeth Wiedeman 5 July 1909 at Unterdorf, Russia. Elisabeth was born 16 Apr 1888 at Unterdorf, Russia, and died 7 Mar 1971 at Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Henry and Elisabeth had 11 children.

Children with Elisabeth Wiedeman

  • Katherine Becker, born 16 Sep 1910, Erlenbach, Volga, Russia; died -8 Mar 1985, Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico
  • Amalie Becker, born 03 Feb 1913, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canad, died 20 May 1992, Gering, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
  • David "Dave" Becker, born 14 Apr 1915, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, died,07 Oct 1895, Sacramento, Sacramento, California
  • Alexander Becker born 14 May 1917, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, died 30 Mar 1975, Sacramento, Sacramento, California
  • Victor Becker, born 18 Aug 1919, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, died 01 May 1995, San Andreas, Calaveras, California
  • Pauline Becker, born 07 April 1921, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, died 24 Jun 2007, Orland, Glenn, California
  • Friedrich "Fred" Becker, born 02 Apr 1923, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, died 25 February 2002, Grants Pass, Josephine, Oregon
  • Martha Becker, born 02 Apr 1923, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, died 02 Jan 1944, Lyman, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
  • Frieda Aldina Becker, born 09 May 1925, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, died 28 Jan 1995, Sacramento, Sacramento, California
  • Edward Becker, born 13 June 1927, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, died 03 Jan 1931, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
  • Albert Becker, born 25 Feb 1930, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, died 10 Apr 1981, Torrington, Goshen, Wyoming

According to grandson Heide Becker, Heinrich Becker immigrated to Canada around 1912, living in Winnipeg for about 7 years. He then immigrated to the United States in 1920, settling in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

1930 United States Federal Census [1]

Name: Henry Becker
Birth Year: abt 1874
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Russia
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Scotts Bluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: East 8th Street
Ward of City: Second
House Number in Cities or Towns: 908
Dwelling Number: 323
Family Number: 346
Radio Set: No
Lives on Farm: No
Age at First Marriage: 36
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Russia
Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Language Spoken: German
Immigration Year: 1921
Naturalization: Alien
Able to Speak English: No
Occupation: Beet Laborer
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
Employment: No
Household Members: Name Age
Henry Becker 56
Elisabeth Becker 42
David Becker 15
Alex Becker 13
Victor Becker 10
Paulina Becker 9
Fred Becker 7
Martha Becker 7
Frieda Becker 5
Edward Becker 3
Albert Becker 0

Heinrich Becker is mentioned in the obituary for his daughter Martha Becker Rohn, along with the names of his wife and several children. According to descendant Heide Becker, Heinrich and his second wife Elisabeth had 11 children.

Obituary for Mrs. Martha Becker Rohn [2]

Name Henry Becker
Gender Male
Wife Elizabeth Weideman Becker
Daughter Mrs Martha Becker Rohn
Son Fritz
Son Victor
Daughter Mary Felker
Daughter Pauline Berhens
Daughter Frieda Hubbard
Deceased Name Mrs Martha Becker Rohn
Event Type Obituary
Event Date 02 Jan 1994
Event Place Lyman, Nebraska
Gender Female
Age 90
Birth Date 02 Apr 1923
Birthplace Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Newspaper Star-Tribune
Spouse and Children
Elizabeth Weideman Becker Wife Female
Fritz Son Male, twin of Martha, of Sacramento, California
Victor Son Male, of Sacramento, California
Mary Felker Daughter Female of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pauline Berhens Daughter Female of Orland, California
Frieda Hubbard Daughter Female, of Sacramento, California
Others on Record
Reverend Belva Seidell Unknown Unknown
Lee Rohn Unknown Male, Martha's husband, married 30 Jan 1940
Jean Ann Morehead Unknown Female, Martha's daughter, of Loveland, Colorado
Rich Rohn Unknown Male, of San Dimas, California
Bryon Rohn Unknown Male, of Torrington, Wyoming

Henry Becker died 13 Feb 1960 at Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and is buried in Fairview Cemetery.

Find A Grave Burial Record [3]

Name Henry Becker
Event Type Burial
Event Date 1960
Event Place Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States of America
Photograph Included Y
Birth Date 24 Feb 1874
Death Date 13 Feb 1960
Affiliate Record Identifier 50419248
Cemetery Fairview Cemetery


  1. 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Scotts Bluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska; Roll: 1293; Page: 18A; Enumeration District: 0025; Image: 375.0; FHL microfilm: 2341028. Source Information: 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. See:
  2. "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 31 July 2014), Henry Becker in entry for Mrs Martha Becker Rohn, 02 Jan 1994; citing Obituary, in "Star-Tribune"; American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln.
  3. "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2015), Henry Becker, 1960; Burial, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff, Nebraska, United States of America, Fairview Cemetery; citing record ID 50419248, Find a Grave,

See also:

  • Records in the personal files of Heide Becker,

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