Bio: Becker, Frederick (1881)
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---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 221.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF FREDERICK BECKER
FREDERICK BECKER, P. O. Bloomer, was born in Mecklenburg. Germany, June 8, 1848, and emigrated with his parents to America in the Fall of 1856, coming to Milwaukee where he lived with his parents about four years when he left home, working for different farmers in Waukesha County for ten years. Soon after came to Bloomer and commenced work at the tin trade. After two years he went into business for himself, opening up as stock of general hardware, which he has since followed, enlarging his stock and building up a good trade. Was married in Bloomer, Sept. 27, 1871, to Miss Sarah N. Dix of the same place. They have four children — Claude C., David D., Griffith Hugh and Fred I. Mrs. Becker was born in Plainfield, Ind., Sept. 4, 1852. Mr. Becker made three ineffectual attempts to join the army by running away from home, but his vigilant father caught him each time, the last time with $900 in his pocket which he had been paid as a substitute. He was compelled to disgorge and pay it back and then return home. He is Town Treasurer and a member of the I. O. O. F.
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