Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

This is the tombstone for my great-grandparents Johann (John) Joseph "Joe" and Emma Cornelia (Strait) Becker. It is located in Woodlawn Cemetery (now Great Bend Cemetery) in Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas. Johann Joseph was b. 18 Dec 1860 in Bischofsdhron, Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, the son of Johann "John" and Anna Maria (Martini) Becker. He d. 15 Sep 1944 in Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas. He m. Emma Cornelia Strait 26 Aug 1844 in Hodgeman, Ness Co., Kansas. Emma Cornelia was b. 10 Sep 1867 in Springfield, Sangamon Co., Illinois, the daughter of James S. and Rachel (King) Strait. She d. 3 Dec 1920 in Eureka Twp., Barton Co., Kansas. They had nine children: Joseph Frederick "Fred", William, Nannie, Mabel Mary, Mathilda "Tillie", Albert Leo "Bert", Lewis Lewelling "Lew", Esta Leona, and Edna May.

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