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Daniel Becker 

Daniel Becker

Male 1857 - 1925

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  • Birth  26 Dec 1857  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Religion  1871  Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    C. C. Baptist 
    Occupation  1881  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Clerk 
    Religion  1881  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    German Baptist 
    Occupation  1891  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Store Keeper 
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    Religion  1891  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Baptist 
    Occupation  1901  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Machinist 
    Occupation  1911  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Retail - general 
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    Religion  1911  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Baptist 
    Eby ID Number  Waterloo-85952P 
    Died  10 Jun 1925  New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: heart failure 
    Buried  Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID  I85952  Generations
    Last Modified  11 Aug 2018 

    Father  Jacob Becker,   b. CALC 4 Aug 1833,   d. 16 Nov 1906, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Catharine Weber,   b. 1 Mar 1836, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1910 
    Family ID  F37474  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Lydia Schulte,   b. 20 Jun 1857, , , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1910 
    Children 
     1. Becker
     2. Emma Becker,   b. 4 Sep 1883, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Oliver Herman Becker,   b. 8 Aug 1887, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1948, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F22306  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Emma Louise Lachsinger,   b. 11 Jun 1872, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1934 
    Married  26 Apr 1922  Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F176652  Group Sheet

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    Daniel Becker
    Daniel Becker
    From: New Hamburg, Images and Reflections by Douglas A. Mannen
    Daniel Becker
    Daniel Becker
    From: New Hamburg, Images and Reflections by Douglas A. Mannen

  • Notes 
    • D. & H. BECKER.

      Perhaps the modesty of the proprietors of the store of D. & H. Becker has deterred them from characterizing their mercantile establishment by the name "Department Store. "If so, that can be the only reason why it has not been so named. It is so exaggeration to say that the casual visitor to New Hamburg cannot fail to be impressed with the size and scope of this store. The whole premises has a frontage of 100 feet and a depth of 150 feet. It is 2 stories in height and when it is remembered that the whole of this building is occupied, some idea is conveyed of the immense and varied stock carried and of the large turnover that must necessarily be made. On the ground floor there arc three sections. The first is devoted to dry goods, groceries, crockery and boots and shoes; the second to hardware, stoves and tin-ware; and the third to furniture and undertaking. The second floor is given up to house furnishings and millinery. This description is sufficient to bear out the statement made at the beginning viz.- that this is in reality a department store. The business was founded in 1877 by Mr. Jacob Becker, father of the brothers who are now at the helm. He conducted it successfully for eight years when Mr. Daniel Becker of the present firm took it over and for another nine years pushed it rapidly along, constantly expanding. Mr. Herman Becker was then taken into the firm and the brothers have conducted it jointly ever since. When the father relinquished business 23 years ago, the store was 26 x 40 feet with a warehouse of equal size. The elder brother would appear to have been the vital, unceasing force, ever propelling the enterprise forward to bigger things even before the father handed over the reins. But at every step his judgment proved sound and the best evidence today of his foresight is the splendid store above described. The rearing of a business structure like this has not always been unattended by formidable difficulties but one by one these have been met and mastered. Trade is drawn from an extensive surrounding territory. Farm produce is taken in ex-change in all parts of the store. Tin-smithing and plumbing constitute another branch of the business and in the busy season twenty people are on the firm's pay roll. The very fact that D. & H. Becker have a business of this magnitude makes it unnecessary to say that their business methods have always been above suspicion in every particular. The business is foundcd upon a rock. Mr. D. Becker is connected with a number of industrial concerns in the town. He has also been in public life, having served his municipality accept-ably at the Council Board for 5 years.

      Special Industrial souvenir number of New Hamburg: containing a comprehensive review of the natural advantages and resources of the village of New Hamburg, 1908, Berlin Daily News, Berlin, Ontario

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      Daniel Becker Passes Away Unexpectedly. New Hamburg Loses Prominent Merchant

      Through the hands of death our village has lost another of its formidable business men in the passing of Mr. Daniel Becker, whose death took place very unexpectedly at his home about seven o'clock on Wednesday evening from heart failure. While driving home from Stratford on Tuesday, where he had been on business, Mr. Becker took suddenly very ill when a few miles out of the city. Mrs. Becker, who was with him, summoned Dr. Robertson, of Stratford, to the scene, who gave medical aid. He was later removed to his home and was resting nicely during the night and was reported to be improving. So when the news was spread about town while crowds were watching the parade to the tattoo, that Mr. Becker had passed away, it came as a distinct shock to all. The late Mr. Becker was the oldest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Becker and was born on the Becker homestead, Bleam's Road, 67 years ago. He came with his parents to New Hamburg about 1878, when his father bought out the general store of Wm. Hunter, and later took over the business. With his brother, Herman, who later entered the firm, they built up one of the biggest Department Stores in the County of Waterloo, so that the name Becker became a household word throughout the community. Following the death of his brother in 1909, the deceased again carried on the large business alone and also added to it the first garage and Ford auto sales agency in New Hamburg, which he just recently disposed of to Mr. E. G Hammer. The late Mr. Becker took an active part in public affairs and was always helpful in promoting anything that was to the best interests of the town. He was a member of the town council for several years. In politics he was a staunch Liberal and had on several occasions been spoke of as the Liberal candidate for South Waterloo, but declined the honor. The deceased was a devout Baptist in religion and was an outstanding figure in his church and in this sphere his loss will be most keenly felt. He was leader of the church choir for many years, also superintendent of the Sunday School for over fifty years and was a most generous supporter in the maintenance of the church. The late Mr. Becker was married twice. His first wife, Lydia Schulte, predeceased him 15 years ago. He later married Miss Emma Laschlinger, who besides one son and one daughter from his first union, Oliver of this town, and (Emma) Mrs Emil Wurm, of St. Paul, Minn., are left to mourn his demise. He is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. L. G. Pequegnat and Mrs. Otto Bettger, both of New Hamburg. The funeral has been arranged to be held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late home to the Baptist Church for service with interment in Riverside Cemetery. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of the community in their bereavement.


      New Hamburg Independent, June 12, 1925

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      Daniel Becker Laid to Rest. Many Friends Attend Obsequies of Beloved Citizen

      The funeral of the late Daniel Becker, whose death occurred here last Wednesday, June 10th, took place from his late home on Sunday afternoon. After a short service at the home at two o'clock, the casket bearing the remains of the departed was borne by the pall bearers to the Baptist Church. Sunday School pupils to the number of about forty, each holding beautiful floral tributes, which were sent by the many sympathizing friends of the family formed a double column and through this the funeral cortege slowly wended its way to the church, where impressive services were held by the pastor, Rev. C. C. Anderson, assisted by Rev. S. R. Knechtel of the Evangelical Church, and Rev. W. S. Henrich, of Oetzel's Church. The text taken by Rev. Anderson was "He was a faithful man, and feared God above many things."

      New Hamburg Independent, Friday, June 19, 1925, p. 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) E-1 Page 4.

    2. [S251] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1881, New Hamburg 1881 Page 27.

    3. [S1054] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1911, p. 26;.

    4. [S190] Census - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - 1871, Div. 3 Page 4.

    5. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      [Front/East] Robert Browning/ Becker/ Born May 5, 1919/ Died Oct. 31, 2001/ His Beloved Wife/ Margaret Elizabeth/ Derstine/ Born May 29, 1918/ Died Dec. 14, 1986/ Oliver Herman/ Becker/ Born Aug. 8, 1887/ Died Nov. 2, 1948/ His Beloved Wife/ Hazel Lenore/ Browning/ Born July 13, 1888/ Died Jan. 11, 1980/ Eternal Love/ Becker/
      [A] Robert [B] Margaret [C] Oliver [D] Hazel

      [Back/West] Daniel Becker/ Died June 10, 1925/ Aged 68 Years/ Emma L. Laschinger/ His Wife Died June 27, 1934/ Aged 62 Years/ 13 Days/ Lydia Schulte/ Beloved Wife Of/ Daniel Becker/ Died Mar. 16, 1910/ Aged 52 Yrs/ 8 Mos. 24 Dys./ Asleep In Jesus Blessed/ Sleep,From Which None/ Ever Wake To Weep/ Becker/

    6. [S699] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1891, Section 1 Page 9.

  • Event Map
    Event
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 26 Dec 1857 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - C. C. Baptist - 1871 - Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk - 1881 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - German Baptist - 1881 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Store Keeper - 1891 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1891 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Machinist - 1901 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Retail - general - 1911 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Baptist - 1911 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Apr 1922 - Stratford, Perth Co., Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: heart failure - 10 Jun 1925 - New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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