Georg Heinrich Becker

6 June 1799–29 July 1860 (Age 61)
Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France

The Life of Georg Heinrich

Georg Heinrich Becker was born on 6 June 1799, in Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France as the son of Daniel Becker and Carolina Saemann. He married Maria Magdalena Becker on 17 February 1824, in Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. In 1824, at the age of 25, his occupation is listed as weaver in Hambach, Moselle, Lorraine, France. He died on 29 July 1860, in New York, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Berne, Albany, New York, United States.

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Georg Heinrich Becker
Maria Magdalena Becker
Marriage: 17 February 1824
Carolina Becker
Sophia Becker
Christina Becker

Spouse and Children

17 February 1824
Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France


    Carolina Becker


    Sophia Becker


    Christina Becker


Parents and Siblings

    Daniel Becker


    Carolina Saemann




World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1804 · First Empire

Age 5

When the French Revolution ended it started the First Empire or the reign of the Emperors. This included Napoleon I twice and Louis XVIII (King). The First Empire was in control during the Napoleonic Wars.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 20

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 Dutch, German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a baker of bread, or brick and tiles, from backen ‘to bake’.2 English: occupational name for a maker or user of mattocks or pickaxes, from an agent derivative of Old English becca ‘mattock’.

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

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  • George H Becker, "Find A Grave Index"

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