Abram Becker
Contributed by Lori Driver

Abram Becker and Pheobe (Briggs) Becker
Source:  History of the State of Kansas       By William G. Cutler
                  Osaeg County, Part 17   Quenemo Township
Abram Becker, farmer, Section 32, P.O. Quenemo, was born in Schoharie County, New York., 
April 8, 1818; son of Peter V.L. Becker and Helen Van Wee; was brought up on a farm,
educated in the public schools. He lived in Indiana twenty years. Came to Kansas in 1866,
settled in Quenemo, and engaged in farming. Enlisted in 1863 Company D, 113th Regiment
Indiana Infantry; took part in the battles of Resaca and Atlanta , and was discharged in
1865. He was married in Otsego County, New York., to Miss Pheobe, daughter f Squire Briggs
and Desire Weeks. They have had ten children- Anna, born July 4, 1845; Amanda, born
January 8 , 1847; Alfred, born September 19, 1848; died December 20, 1872; Henry, born
August 5, 1850; Alex, born November 25, 1840; died December 18, 1848; Helen, born July
25, 1855; Martha, born September 8, 1857; Florence, born December 10, 1859; Laura, born
February 2, 1862; and Alonzo, born 25 March 1853; died, September 16, 1856. Notes by Lori Driver: Pheobe Briggs' mother name was Desire Wickes. (not Weeks) Abram, Pheobe, Laura ( Young) , and Anna ( Boyle) are all buried at Oak Hill Cemetery
in Quenemo Township, Kansas Osage County At Oak Hill Cemetery - Pheobe's headstone has erronous death year on it -
death records and obituaries demonstrate she died in 1889, NOT 1887. Abram Becker died 17 May 1894 and Pheobe Becker died 6 April 1889.
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