Beck Family - from Dettingen a.d. Erms to Jackson Co., Iowa

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  • ID: I6
  • Name: Johann Georg "John G." Beck 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 10 APR 1842 in Dettingen an der Erms, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany 8 2 9 3 10 6
  • Death: 14 JUL 1914 in Jackson Co., IA 8 9
  • Burial: Union Center Cemetery, Jackson Co., IA 8 9
  • CONF: 1856 Dettingen an der Erms, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany prob. 11
  • Occupation: Farmer 12
  • Note: 13 2 14 15 6 12 5 5 6 12 11 11 3 16 16 12 9 9
    Note: Census: 1870 Bellevue, IA, "George", age 28, b.Wurtemburg[sic], Painter, both par. of foreign birth.
    Census: 1880 Maquoketa Twp., Jackson Co., IA, "John G.", age 38, b.Ger., both par. b. Germany, Farmer.
    Census: 1900 Maquoketa Twp., Jackson Co., IA, "John G.", age 54, b.Apr. 1846 in Germany, both par. b.Germany, Married 33 years, Farmer, Imm. 1870, In U.S. 30 years. Household includes sons George & Johnny, and daughter, Lena's family.
    Census: 1910 Fairfield Twp., Jackson Co., IA, "John G.", age 68, b.Germany, both par. b.Germany, Married once for 43 years, Imm. 1869, Natl'd, Own Income, speaks English. Living with son, John.
    John Konrad III wrote "J.J. came to America with Joh. Konrad [himself] in 1865. then Michael, Georg and Christoph to America."
    Schutte said that Johann was a brother to Jakob Friederich Beck who married Friedericke's sister, Maria Barbara Beck.
    His obit says he was born at "Dettingen Ober-Amt, Urach, Weurtemberg, Germany."
    Johann and Dorothea immigrated to America in May 1869., They settled near Elizabeth, Illinois near a cousin, Chris Randecker. Four months after their arrival, another daughter was born on 23 September 1869.,
    Church record has notation poss. re: move to America: "n. Am. ausgew. 1869."
    Johann George's Oath of Intention to Naturalize, dated Feb. 11, 1873, contained the following information: He was born in Germany, age 31, was living in Jackson Co., IA, migrated from Braman [Bremen?] and arrived in New York NY in March(?), 1869 and has his signature.
    The family lived in Illinois for about one year. Then they moved to Bellevue, IA for a short time before finally settling on a farm in Maquoketa Twp., Jackson County, Iowa and lived in a log cabin near the Maquoketa River. Several years later, they built a bigger clapboard house farther from the river.
    "An Oberamt is simply a administrative district. An Oberamt would be
    superior or larger than a plain Amt but they are basically the same."
    Boards > Localities > North America > United States > States > Illinois > Counties > Jo Daviess
    URL: http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec?htx=message&r=rw&p=localities.n ortham.usa.states.illinois.counties.jodaviess&m=146.189.1.2

    Subject: Re: RANDECKER
    Author: George Glenn
    Date: 23 May 2002 8:54 PM GMT
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    Helmut -- my great-grandfather was Christian Randecker, born April 1854 in Esse, Bavaria, son of Michael and Maria (Beck) Randecker. Christian came to the USA in 1866. The family reportedly owned a quarry. Do you have any information on this family?

    Gravestone: John J. Beck. He died of heart failure.
  • Change Date: 20 DEC 2005



    Father: Johann Konrad [BAUER] Beck II b: 3 SEP 1807 in Dettingen an der Erms, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany prob.
    Mother: Anna "Catharine" RANDECKER b: 7 APR 1814 in Dettingen an der Erms, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

    Marriage 1 Friederike "Dorothea" Beck b: 5 SEP 1836 in Dettingen an der Erms, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
    • Married: 14 FEB 1867 in Dettingen an der Erms, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany 1 11 16
    Children
    1. Has Children Maria Agnes "Mary" Beck b: 13 SEP 1867 in Dettingen an der Erms, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
    2. Has Children Katherine "Kate" Beck b: 23 SEP 1869 in Elizabeth, IL c: in Cheyenne WY
    3. Has No Children Christopher "Christ" Beck b: 9 JUL 1871 in Iowa
    4. Has No Children Konrad Beck b: 20 JAN 1873 in Iowa
    5. Has No Children Jacob Beck b: 4 FEB 1875 in Iowa
    6. Has No Children Magdalena "Lena" Beck b: 4 NOV 1876 in Maquoketa Twp., Jackson Co., IA
    7. Has Children George Beck b: 5 NOV 1878 in Iowa
    8. Has No Children John Beck b: 2 FEB 1880 in Maquoketa Twp., Jackson Co., IA
    9. Has Children John F. Beck b: 4 NOV 1882 in Maquoketa Twp., Jackson Co., IA

    Sources:
    1. Type: Genealogy
      Title: Beck Family History
    2. Type: Census
      Title: 1880 Jackson Co, Iowa Census
      Place: Maquoketa [Twp.]
    3. Type: Naturalization Record
      Title: Naturalization Record
      Location: Jackson Co., IA Courthouse, Maquoketa, IA
    4. Type: Church Records
      Title: Dettingen Erms church register
      Location: Evangilische Kirchengemeinde Dettingen Erms
      Location: Don's Beck Book
      Text: "Bek"
    5. Type: Obituary
      Title: John George Beck obituary
      Date: July 1914
      Periodical: Bellevue Leader prob.
    6. Type: Letter
      Author: Johann Konrad Beck, b.1848
      Location: Beck Book I, Maxine Beck
      Date: 1886
    7. Type: Marriage Record
      Location: Jackson Co., Courthouse, Maquoketa, IA
      Text: Lena's
    8. Type: Tombstone
      Title: Union Center Cemetery
      Place: Jackson Co., IA
    9. Title: Article on Beck Family
      Author: Don Wentworth, Preston, IA
      File: Beck Family.doc
    10. Type: Church Records
      Title: Dettingen Erms church register
      Location: Evangilische Kirchengemeinde Dettingen Erms
      Location: Don's Beck Book
      Text: "heir"
    11. Type: Church Records
      Title: Dettingen Erms church register
      Location: Evangilische Kirchengemeinde Dettingen Erms
      Location: Don's Beck Book
    12. Type: Interview
      Title: Aunt Schutte interview
      Date: ca 1983
    13. Type: Census
      Place: Bellevue [town]
      URL: Ancestry.com
    14. Type: Census
      Title: 1900 Jackson Co, Iowa Census
      Place: Maquoketa Twp.
      URL: Ancestry.com
    15. Type: Census
      Title: 1910 Jackson Co., IA census
      Place: Fairfield Twp.
      URL: Ancestry.com
    16. Type: Obituary
      Title: Dorothea Beck obituary
      Date: 09-1911
      Periodical: Bellevue Leader prob.

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