Friday, May 11, 2012

Peter A. Becker.

Peter A. BECKER, farmer and stockdealer, Section 18, P. O. Newton, owns eighty acres, all in cultivation, partially enclosed with wire fence, with good two-story frame dwelling, 16X30 with L 16X24, containing seven rooms, with good corrals, stock sheds, corn cribs, and wind-mill and pump and all conveniences for successful stock handling; also has small orchard. Has at this time seventy-eight head of three-year-old steers feeding for market and 100 hogs. Mr. B. was born in the State of New York, December 25, 1842, where he resided until 1861, when he enlisted in Company A, Fourteenth Regiment New York Infantry Volunteers, and served with his command in the army of the Potomac. The first engagement he participated in was while he was on detached service at General Heintzman's headquarters and was at the battle of Williamsport. Subsequently he was with his command at Gaines' Hill, Gaines' Mills, White Park Swamp, Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run, Antietam and Fredericksburg, where he was severely wounded, and after recovering was transferred to Company E, Nineteenth regiment, Veteran reserve Corps, and was mustered out October 9, 1864, and was returned to his home, and remained there until 1867, when he came to Kansas and was employed by the Government as a scout until 1869, when he located in Butler county, and in March, 1872, located on his present farm. Was married November 4, 1869 to Miss Cora Chapman, a native of Ohio. they have five children -- John C., Albert E., Frederick A., Lewis V. and Edna V. Mr. B. is a Mason, being a member of the Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council and Commandery, and is at the present time Justice of the Peace for Newton Township.

Service Card.

BECKER, PETER A., Age, 18 years. Enlisted, October 10, 1861, at Utica; mustered in as private, Co. A, same date, to serve three years; transferred to Co. E, Veteran Reserve Corps, date not stated, from which mustered out as corporal, October 12, 1864.

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