Peter G. BECK Obituary

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Obituary of Peter Beck

Mr. Peter G. Beck was born 11-20-1849, at Weddinghusen in the Parish of Weddingstedt, Holstein, Germany. He was baptized in infancy at his hoME Church, he attended the public school and received religious instructions and was confirmed in the Lutheran faith.

He chose farming for his occupation, and emigrated to America in 1872, settling in the neighborhood of Anchor. After working on a farm for some time, he rented a farm. In 1877, when 24 men went together to organize the St. John's Lutheran Congregation, he was one of these first members; he also helped to build the first church of this congregation in 1879. For some time he served the congregation as organist.

November 14, 1880, he was united in marriage to Miss Wiebka Mary Fredericka Timke. Their union was blessed with seven children - three daughters preceded him in death.

About 24 years ago he bought a home in Anchor and retired from the farm. About five years ago he bought a house in Sibley and they made their home there for several years. On account of failing health they moved to Saybrook to live with their children. Mrs. Beck died 7-8-1922.

On Thursday 2-12-1925 Mr. Beck passed away at the home of his son, William, aged 75 years, 2 months and 22 days. He leaves to mourn his sons, William and family at Saybrook; Herman and wife of Wisconsin, Henry of near Anchor, and his daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Martin of Saybrook, as well as many other relatives and friends.

The funeral services took place Sunday at the home of his son William at Saybrook and at St. John's Lutheran Church, Rev. A. Hahn officiated. May he rest in peace.

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