Martin Henry Becker

Male 1829 - 1912  (82 years)


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  • Name Martin Henry Becker  [1, 2, 3
    Born 16 Apr 1829  Clay, Onondaga Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Apr 1912  Clay, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Clay, Onondaga County, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I9750  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Heinrich A. Becker, Jr.,   b. 6 Sep 1781, Schoharie County, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1848, Clay, Onondaga County, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Anna Young,   b. 10 Jun 1787, Schoharie, Schoharie County, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Clay, Onondaga County, New York, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 24 Nov 1807  St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Seward, Schoharie Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Margrette Allen,   b. 8 Sep 1840, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1875, Clay, Onondaga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married Bef 1858 
    Children 
     1. Florence Becker,   b. Abt 1864, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1912  (Age ~ 47 years)  [natural]
     2. Willis M. Becker,   b. Abt 1862  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. Edgar Becker,   b. Jun 1861, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1940  (Age ~ 78 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x4. Clarissa F. Clara Becker,   b. Abt 1857, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1944, Clay, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)  [natural]
     5. Anna L. Becker,   b. Abt 1866, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Lydia Becker,   b. Abt 1869, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Married: 1x7. Mrsjhackland Becker  [natural]
    Married: 1x8. Mrsjjlatter Becker  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F3115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY, [26?], Apr 1912: "Martin Becker, who died April 1 at Clay, left $5,000 in real estate is $3,500 in personal property, according to the petition for probate of his will filed yesterday by his son, Edgar M. Becker. The following children divide the estate: Edgar M. Becker of Clay, Clara F. Horr of Central Square, Willis M. Becker of Clay and Lida L. Latter and Anna L. Ackland, both of Syracuse."

      Burial: 4 APR 1912 Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay, Onondaga Co., NY
      Note:
      Syracuse Journal, NY, 3 Apr 1912: "Martin H. Becker. The funeral of Martin H. Becker, for 50 years a resident of the town of Clay, who died Monday at his home in that place, will be held from the house at 11 AM Thursday and from the German Lutheran Church at Brewerton at 1 PM. Surviving him are three daughters, Mrs. J. H. Ackland, Mrs. J. J. Latter, and Mrs. Clara Horr, and one son, Edgar Becker."

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mstone/nachtrag.html#clay: "In Clay around the year 1810 a number of young Germans established themselves who had migrated here from Schoharie County. Their parents had almost all come from Germany and settled in Schoharie County. In 1810 Johann Sommers, whose father was a German Lutheran minister in Schoharie, and the three Yung brothers (Peter, Christian, and Johann) came to Clay. They took possession of a large undeveloped spread of land and soon cultivated it to prosperity. Around 1812 fresh recruits from Schoharie arrived, among them a fourth brother of the aforementioned Yungs named Jacob J. Yung, as well as Daniel Sommers, Christian Lemm, and the Becker brothers (Friedrich, Johann, and Adam). During the next ten years this settlement received still more waves of newcomers, usually from Schoharie and Albany counties. Among them were Robert Weller, Peter Schell, Joh. Walter, Richard Hiller, Jacob Kocher, Friedrich Saddelmeier [sic], Heinrich Diefendorf, David Schafer, Lambert Schwackhammer, Johann Faller, and the Wise brothers (Adam, David, and Daniel), sons of another German Lutheran pastor in Schoharie. Most of these settlers were married and brought their families along. Kocher came from Rhinebeck, Saddlemeier [sic] and Schell from Albany County, Diefendorf from the Mohawk territory, while Faller had emigrated from Baden. Already by 1820 the German colony around Clay had grown so large that it was known throughout the county as the "Dutch Settlement." In 1824 a young pastor, Jacob Senderling, came to Clay directly from Hartwick Seminary, where he had just been ordained, and held meetings in a schoolhouse in the location near where the church was later built. Later it received the support of the aforementioned Lambert Schwackhammer, who also went to Hartwick Seminary to study theology and was ordained.[?] In the years 1831-1832 a church was built which is still today probably in use and of which we publish a picture in another section. This was the first German church in the county, in the sense that the congregation was founded by Germans. Pastor Senderling went in the year 1832 to another field, and Pastor Wilhelm Uthmann was appointed minister. Because English settlers also attended the church, the religious services were mostly held in the English language, but the minister could also in good conscience resort to the German language if so desired. On 9 November 1833 the congregation incorporated under the name of "Immanuel?s Church of the Town of Clay." The first Trustees were Johann Walter, Johann Becker, and Heinrich Becker, Jr. The Directors: Joseph Yung, Jakob I. Young, and Robert Amsley. The Elders: Richard Hiller and David Schäfer. Robert Hiller was Treasurer. For the past three years this congregation has been served by the English Methodists. Pastor Uthmann (or, as he became known, Ottmann), was just 21 years old when he first came to Clay, and died there in 1870 at the age of about 59 years. Among the descendants of the old settlers the following are mentioned: David Young; John Young (son of Jacob I.), who was born on 22 December 1816 and is still alive. His sister, Elisabeth Anthony, is also living and is now 78 years old. The Young brothers fought in the war with England of 1812, along with a number of other Germans from Clay." 7
      Census: 1850
      _SDATE: 1 JUL 1850 Clay, Onondaga Co., NY

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Ancestry Family Trees, (Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.;), Ancestry Family Tree.

    2. [S2264] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;).

    3. [S2397] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2009;), Year: 1870; Census Place: Clay, Onondaga, New York; Roll: M593_1060; Page: 88B; Family History Library Film: 552559.