Bio: Becker, John J. (1881)

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Surnames: Becker, Kichbusch, Gustavus

----Source: The History of Northern Wisconsin, Marathon County, Wis. (1881) page 557

John J. Becker, general superintendent of F. W. Kickbusch´┐Żs planing mill, sash and door factory, Wausau. He settled in Oshkosh in 1861, and followed the lumber and manufacturing business until he enlisted in Co. E, 32d Wis. V. He served until the close of the war, and was mustered out July, 1865, at Louisville, Ky. Then he returned to Oshkosh and engaged in his former occupation, and remained until the great fire there in April, 1875, at which time he suffered the loss, which left him without business. He came to Wausau in April, 1877, and has since followed his trade there. He was born in France, June 3, 1839. He was married at Oshkosh, December, 1867, to Emma Gustavus, who was born in Prussia, Germany, in 1845. They have six children - John R., Albert F., Frederick R., Alma R., Mary L., and Helen E.

 

 


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