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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.
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.
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
living, viz.: Susan, Solomon, Samuel, Henry, Jacob, George, Christopher
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
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
neighboring farmers until the death of his father, when he returned home
took charge of the farm, remaining three years. At the age of 23 years
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
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,
remained two years and purchased a piece of land near Miamisburgh and
his attention to tobacco raising, which he continued cultivating for
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
moved to Liberty and purchased a hotel, which he managed two years, and
out and purchased a saw mill at Carrolton, and engaged in the lumber
business. He soon disposed of this business and purchased the National
in Harrisburg, where he now resides.
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