Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

John K. Becker[1]

Male 1842 - 1912  (70 years)


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  • Name John K. Becker 
    Born 3 Aug 1842 
    Gender Male 
    Birth 30 Aug 1842  , Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Business Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queen's Hotel 
    Business New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Royal Exchange Hotel 
    Immigration 1854  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Immigration 1855  , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Naturalization 1870  [2
    Occupation 1871  Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Blacksmith 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Black Smith 
    Occupation 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Wagon Maker 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1881  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Blacksmith 
    Residence 1891  Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Lutheran 
    Occupation 1901  New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Hotel Keeper [catagory: hotel keeper, inn keeper, tavern keeper] 
    Occupation 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Income 
    Residence 1911  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Lutheran 
    Residence 1912  60 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-86402P 
    Died 10 Sep 1912  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Buried Riverside Cemetery, New Hamburg, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I86402  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 

    Father John Becker,   b. Abt 1820,   d. Bef 1881  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Mary,   b. 1822, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1901  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F37686  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Becker,   b. Abt 1819,   d. Bef 1891  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Mary,   b. 1819, , Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F249512  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Catherine Ortwein,   b. 29 Jun 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1905  (Age 61 years) 
    Children 
     1. Becker
     2. Margaret Becker,   b. 5 Jun 1866, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Becker,   b. 5 Nov 1869, Heidelberg, Wellesley Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sophia Becker,   b. 1870, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William P. Becker,   b. 29 May 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1954  (Age 79 years)
     6. George Becker,   b. 1875, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Henry Becker,   b. 1879, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. John Becker,   b. 9 Dec 1884, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Florence Becker,   b. 17 Sep 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1926  (Age 35 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F22408  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Caroline,   b. 1843, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Mary Becker,   b. 1868, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sophia Becker,   b. 1871, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William Becker,   b. 1874, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. George Becker,   b. 1876, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Harry Becker,   b. 1878, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. John Becker,   b. 1883, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Florence Becker,   b. 1890, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2024 
    Family ID F249511  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • THE KING EDWARD HOTEL.

      Situated close to the depot, the King Edward is the grip man's headquarters. The house contains 32 bedrooms and is constantly filled with boarders and transient guests. A complete plumbing system affords all the conveniences of a city hotel. Meals are served at all hours. Mr. Becker has had fifteen years experience as a hotelman and runs a first class house in every respect. Rates $1.50 per day.

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

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      JOHN BECKER.

      The subject of this sketch is the proprietor of the Royal Exchange at the G.T.R. station. He was born in the Province of Hesse Darmstadt, Germany, on Aug 3, 1842 He came to this country with his parents in 1856. His first work in this country was as a blacksmith in Waterloo. He also was employed for some time in Heidelberg and from there in 1877 he went to Baden, where he worked at his trade. In 1883 he returned to Waterloo, where he was engaged at blacksmithing and carriage work and for two years in the foundry. He finally took charge of the Queen's Hotel in that town, which he conducted with good success for four years. After this he was employed as travelling salesman for farming implements. Subsequently he worked in the New Hamburg foundry three years and in 1894 he went to Castle, where he was employed for four years. On February 11, 1896, be took charge of the Royal Exchange, Hamburg. While he is an experienced blacksmith, he shows ripe experience as a hotel man, as there are no better kept hotels in the country than the Royal Exchange, under his management. It is the most pleasantly located in the village and in addition to this feature the interior is decidedly inviting for the weary soul and a good appetite. The sleeping apartments are comfortably and neatly furnished and carpeted. The tables in the scrupulously clean and nicely arranged dining room are always bountifully supplied with wholesome and well-cooked food.

      Mr. Becker is a typical German, good natured, and is always the same one day with another.

      New Hamburg, The Hub of Wilmot - Waterloo County Chronicle 18 Aug 1898, p. 2,3

  • Sources 
    1. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Elijah Bowman Age: 36 Father: E Bowman Mother: Eliza Twaid Born: abt 1862 Spouse: Mary Hunt Age: 28 Father: John K Becker Elizabeth Ortwin Hunt Mother: Hunt married 12 Jul 1898 married: Waterloo, New Hamburg

    2. [S307] Census - ON, Waterloo, New Hamburg - 1901, New Hamburg (Village) E-1 Page 12.

    3. [S144] Census - ON, Waterloo, Woolwich - 1871, Div 4, Page 35.

    4. [S302] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1881, Waterloo Village 1881 Div. 2 Page 13.

    5. [S340] Census - ON, Waterloo, Berlin - 1911, Div. 34 Page 14.

    6. [S153] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Wilmot - Riverside New Hamburg CC#4564 Internet Link.
      [Front/East] Hier Ruhet In Gott/ John K. Becker/ Born/ In 1842/ Died/ Sept. 10, 1912/ At Rest
      [Right/North] Hier Ruhet In Gott/ Mary/ Wife Of/ John Becker/ Died Feb. 18 1901/ Aged 78 Years/ Faith Points To Hope/ Above The Skies/ Where Virtuous Friend- / Ship Never Dies/ Becker
      [Left/South] Hier Ruhet In Gott/ Catherine/ Wife Of/ John K. Becker/ Died Aug. 3, 1905/ Aged 62 Yrs/ Rest,Mother,Rest/ In Quiet Sleep/ While Friends In Sor- / Row O'er Thee Weep

    7. [S1573] Census - ON, Waterloo, Waterloo City - 1891, Section 4 Page 57.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Queen's Hotel - - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBusiness - Royal Exchange Hotel - - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1854 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 1855 - , Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1871 - Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Black Smith - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wagon Maker - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1881 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Blacksmith - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1891 - Waterloo City, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Hotel Keeper [catagory: hotel keeper, inn keeper, tavern keeper] - 1901 - New Hamburg, Wilmot Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Income - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lutheran - 1911 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1912 - 60 King St. E., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Sep 1912 - Kitchener, 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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