Andrew Peter Beck

June 1868–9 May 1953 (Age 84)

The Life of Andrew Peter

When Andrew Peter Beck was born in June 1868, in Denmark, his father, Andrew Herman Beck, was 27 and his mother, Catherine Nikelerson, was 22. He married Harriett A. Allen on 4 June 1894, in Sand Lake, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 9 May 1953, in Montcalm, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Crystal Cemetery, Crystal, Montcalm, Michigan, United States.

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Andrew Peter Beck
Harriett A. Allen
Marriage: 4 June 1894
Franklin A. Beck

Spouse and Children

4 June 1894
Sand Lake, Kent, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Herman Beck


    Catherine Nikelerson




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 11

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived beside a stream, from northern Middle English bekke ‘stream’ (Old Norse bekkr).2 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France, for example Bec Hellouin in Eure, named with Old Norman French bec ‘stream’, from the same Old Norse root as in 1.3 English: probably a nickname for someone with a prominent nose, from Middle English beke ‘beak (of a bird)’ (Old French bec).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Andrew Beck, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Andrew P T Beck in household of Andrew Beck, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Peter Beck in household of H Andrew Beck, "United States Census, 1900"

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