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From: christina m hursh <>
Subject: bio: Jacob E. Becker, Montgomery co.
Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 12:44:22 -0500


"The History of Montgomery County, Ohio."; by W. H. Beers & Co., pub.
1882
page 294

JACOB E. BECKER, Prop. National Hotel; P. O., Iamton. The subject of

this sketch is the son of Henry Becker, a native of Lancaster Co., Pa.
He
was by occupation a farmer and shoemaker. He was united in marriage with

Susan Snader, and as result of this union had ten children, of whom eight
are
living, viz.: Susan, Solomon, Samuel, Henry, Jacob, George, Christopher
and
John. In 1832 Mr. Becker moved from Pennsylvania to Ohio and purchased a

farm containing 160 acres in this county near the town of Liberty. Mr.
Becker departed this life a worthy and esteemed member of the Lutheran
Church, in 1851. Jacob E., the subject of this memoir, was born in
Lancaster
County, November 13, 1833, and by being studious in his habits managed to

obtain a fair knowledge of all the common branches. He was employed by
the
neighboring farmers until the death of his father, when he returned home
and
took charge of the farm, remaining three years. At the age of 23 years
he
went to Indiana, and remained one year, and returned to Ohio and married
Nancy E. Cox, May 27, 1857. She is the daughter of John Cox, a native of

this State, and was born March 10, 1840. Mr. and Mrs. Becker are the
parents
of four children: Charles E., Clara and Enna are now living. After his
marriage Mr. Becker followed various pursuits until he accumulated enough

capital to start a restaurant at Trotwood Station, Madison Township,
where he
remained two years and purchased a piece of land near Miamisburgh and
turned
his attention to tobacco raising, which he continued cultivating for
several
seasons and then disposed of it and his farm and purchased 28 acres near
Alexanderville, where he remained until 1872, when he made another sale
and
moved to Liberty and purchased a hotel, which he managed two years, and
sold
out and purchased a saw mill at Carrolton, and engaged in the lumber
business. He soon disposed of this business and purchased the National
House
in Harrisburg, where he now resides.

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