BECK, Heinrich

Male 1748 - 1824  (76 years)


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  • Name BECK, Heinrich 
    Born 1748  Duchy of Hanau, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 22 Nov 1752  United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • He departed the port of Rotterdam on the ship Phoenix.
    Residence From 1775 to 1812  Earl Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    on a farm in 
    Census 1790  Earl Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1810  Earl Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved 1815  East Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Purchased 22 Apr 1815  East Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    17 acres and 98 perches of land from Joseph Haugenbauch 
    Purchased 20 Jul 1816  East Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    3 acres and 154 perches of land from Henry Robison 
    Census 1820  Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Biography


    • BIOGRAPHY:
      Henry Beck, the son of Johann Thomas Beck, was born in the Duchy of Hanau about the year 1748, and was four years of age when he came to Pennsylvania with his mother. He grew up in Berks county, and in the year 1775 married Margaret Wolfgang. Like almost all the Penn­sylvania Germans, he was engaged in farming, which he varied occasionally by superintending the wood-cutting for one of the local furnaces. The Revolutionary war came on shortly after his marriage. In the militia companies which were formed from time to time for short terms as the war progressed, and were composed chiefly of the farming population who attended to their farms in the summer and went into the army in the winter, he went out three different times, first as orderly sergeant and subsequently as lieutenant, and was in one of the commands that failed to cross the Delaware at the time when Washington captured the Hessians at Trenton. He remained upon his farm in Berks county until his removal to a farm near Pottsgrove, in North­umberland county, Penn., where he died in the year 1824. Both he and his wife Margaret are buried in the old Lutheran graveyard at Milton, Pennsylvania.
      Henry Beck, by his wife, Margaret, had seven children, all of whom were born and reared in Berks county, on their father's farm. They were Henry, George, Thomas, Sophia, Elizabeth, Mary and Catharine. Henry Beck, the eldest son, was horn July 10, 1776, and was married to Hannah Ludwig, of Berks county. George Beck was married to Mary Greiner, and had the following children: William, Susan, Jeremiah, Henry and Mary Ann; he remained in Berks county until his death in May, 1854; his son, Henry Beck, with his family, resides at the present time at Potts­town, Berks county. Thomas Beck removed to Fayette, Seneca county, N. Y., where he resided until his death. Sophia married William Gross. Elizabeth married David Kaufman, who settled in Union county, Penn. Mary married Stephen Glaze, who settled in the northern end of Northumberland county, Penn. Catharine mar­ried John Hill, and resided upon the homestead near Pottsgrove until her death.
      After his mar­riage, Henry Beck (the first son) settled upon a farm in Earl township, Berks county, where he followed farm­ing and tanning. In the year 1813 he removed with his family to a farm adjoining (and now a part of) Lewisburg, Union Co., Penn., which place he had previously visited with a view to settlement. Here he built a new tannery, which he carried on in connection with his farm. The large brick house at the upper end of Second street in Lewisburg was built by him in 1823, and was occupied by him and his family. By his wife, Hannah, he had six children, one of whom, named Daniel, died in infancy. The others were Samuel L. Beck, born April 6, 1802; Rebecca L., born November 30, 1807; Isaac L., born May 5, 1811, died May 20, 1856; Mary Ann, born October 19, 1815; Lydia L., born April 12, 1818. Hannah Beck died November 19, 1839, aged fifty-seven years. Henry Beck died January 2, 1846, aged sixty-nine years. Both are buried in the cemetery at Lewisburg, Penn. Henry Beck was a member of the Luth­eran Church at Lewisburg, while his wife, Han­nah, belonged to the German Reformed Church. He took an active part in town affairs, and in politics was a Democrat.
    Military Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • as a Lieutenant in the Revolutionary War.
    _UID 222A6484ADE131438721325137443F7C9750 
    Died Mar 1824 
    Buried Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    Old Lutheran Cemetery, moved to Harmony Cemetery 
    Person ID I1228  Milton Families
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2012 

    Father BECK, Johann Thomas,   b. Duchy of Hanau, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1752 
    Mother Esther,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WOLFGANG, Margaret,   b. 1759, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1775 
    Children 
     1. BECK, Heinrich,   b. 10 Jul 1776, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1846  (Age 69 years)
     2. BECK, George,   b. 1779, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1854, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. BECK, Thomas,   b. Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. BECK, Sophia,   b. Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. BECK, Maria,   b. 16 Oct 1781, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Lewis Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 68 years)
     6. BECK, Elizabeth,   b. Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. BECK, Catherine Susan,   b. 1789, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1850 and 1860  (Age 61 years)
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F374  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1748 - Duchy of Hanau, Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - 22 Nov 1752 - United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - on a farm in - From 1775 to 1812 - Earl Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Earl Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Earl Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - 1815 - East Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPurchased - 17 acres and 98 perches of land from Joseph Haugenbauch - 22 Apr 1815 - East Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPurchased - 3 acres and 154 perches of land from Henry Robison - 20 Jul 1816 - East Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1820 - Chillisquaque, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - - Pennsylvania, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Old Lutheran Cemetery, moved to Harmony Cemetery - - Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
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  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Page 848.