Frederick or Friedrich was born in 1858. He married Hermina Salvester in Volhynia in about 1880. In July 1905, they immigrated to Canada with their five children: Mathilda, Carl, Emil, Herman and Emma. They settled in Steinbach, Manitoba. In 1908, Fred, Hermina, Emma and Herman moved to Jansen, SK and farmed a half mile east of the village. Son, Carl, died in 1922 while visiting his parents in Jansen. They buried him in Jansen Cemetery. Hermina died in 1927 and Fred moved into Jansen. In 1926, he was the Zion Lutheran Church janitor for $35.00 a year. He also tolled the church bells at funerals and weddings. Fred passed away in 1941 and was buried in Jansen Cemetery.
New York, Passenger Lists 1820-1957 - Frederick Beckman age 46, born about 1859, German nationality, labourer; Departed: Hamburg, Germany; on ship: Blucher; arrived on 2 July 1905 at New York, New York, USA; Travelling with Fred were: wife Hermina age 44; sons Emil and Carl age 19; daughter Emma age 9 and son Herman age 7. Last residence: Volhynia; destination: Steinbach, Manitoba; contact at destination: cousin - Wilhelm Paschall (Pachal), Steinbach, Manitoba.
1906 Canada Census - Frederick Beckman age 48, born Russia, immigrated 1905; lived in Provencher, Manitoba district, sub district 7 at (19-6-76-W7) in Steinbach municipality. In household: Frederick Beckman age 48, farmer; Ermina 48; Emil 22; Carl age 22; Emma age 14; Herman age 9. Everyone in family was born in Russia. On their farm they had 3 horses, 2 cattle and 4 pigs.
1911 Canada Census - Frederick Beckman age 53 born Aug 1858, Germany; immigrated 1904; Lived in Humboldt, Saskatchewan district # 209, sub district 77 at (36-32-20-W2) in Prairie Rose municipality (1/2 mile east of Jansen, SK). In household: Frederick age 53, born Germany, farmer; Hermina age 54 born Jan 1857, born Germany; son Herman age 16, born Feb 1895 born Russia;
1921 Canada Census - Frederick Beckman age 62, born 1859 Russia; Parents born Germany; Lived in Humboldt, SK district # 216, sub district 8 at (15-12-32-W2 ) Prairie Rose (Jansen) in household; Frederick age 62, born Russia, farmer; Hermina age 63 born Poland; Ella Greig age 37, born Canada, parents born Scotland; Lodger, School teacher - occupation; she earned $650.00.
Saskatchewan, Canada, Burial Index - 1882-2011 - Frederick Beckman died 1941; buried Jansen Cemetery.