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Johann Jacob Becker (abt. 1752 - abt. 1813)

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Johann Jacob (John Jacob) Becker aka Baker
Born about in Hesse-Darmstadt, Holy Roman Empiremap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Big Tancook, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canadamap
Profile last modified 18 Feb 2020 | Created 8 Dec 2017
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John Jacob Becker was a Palatine Migrant.
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The original title (in 1759) of both Big and Little Tancook fell to Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Sutherland who was commander of the Lunenburg garrison under the British. As he did almost nothing with the islands for 30 years the title reverted and was picked up by John Henry Fleiger, a civil servant, and George Grant, a merchant, both based in Halifax. Within about 4 years Fleiger and Grant had found suitable buyers, the Becker (Baker) and Krass (Cross) families of Lunenburg. - paraphrasing O'Leary

It would appear that John Jacob Baker and Judith Cross would have been at the forefront of this transaction as 3 of their sons (John, Jacob and Philip) and subsequently their families would be some of the original settlers on Big Tancook island.

John Jacob Baker. Born 1752 - Died 10 NOV 1813 . He was the son of Johannes Jean Baker and Anna Catherine Barbara Loy. He first married Anna Maria Clattenburg (2 MAR 1779). He second married Judith Cross (14 NOV 1786 ). Children of Johann Jacob Baker and Judith Cross are:

  • John Baker. Born 23 JUL 1787.
  • John Henry Baker. Born 12 23 1792.
  • John Casper Baker. Born MAY 17 1797.
  • John Jacob Baker. Born 19 MAR 1800. Died 06 JUL 1881.
  • John George Baker. Born NOV 12 1806. Died DEC 19 1808.
  • Frederick Baker. Born 1807.
  • Valentine Baker. Born MAR 13 1809.
  • Philip Baker. Born 1840.

Siblings of Johann Jacob

  • Anna Margareta Becker 1757-
  • Johann Heinrich Becker 1762-1833
  • Johann Friedrich Becker 1764-1810
  • Anna Catharina Becker 1766-1810
  • Johann Christopher Becker 1769-1808
  • Johannes Becker 1770-1771
  • Johann Andreas Baker 1771-1826
  • Catherine Barbara Becker 1778-1837


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Becker-7798 and Becker-5705 appear to represent the same person because: Same person. Your's didn't show up in my initial search.
posted by Stu Ward
No problem Stu, I have merged them up.
posted by Keenan Sutherland

John Jacob is 21 degrees from Greg Clarke, 18 degrees from George Hull and 17 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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