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date: 09 July 2020

Becker, Abraham Jacoblocked

(25 February 1872–15 January 1953)
  • Marvin E. Kroeker

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Becker, Abraham Jacob (25 February 1872–15 January 1953), and Magdalena Hergert Becker (04 August 1878–07 July 1938), missionaries, were born in Russia and Kansas, respectively. Abraham Becker was born in Wohldemfuerst, Kuban, Russia, the son of Jacob P. Becker, a farmer and minister and a founder of the Mennonite Brethren branch of the Mennonite Church, and Margaretha Wiens Becker. Magdalena Becker was born Magdalena Hergert in Hillsboro, Kansas, the daughter of Wilhelm and Magdalena Hergert, farmers. The Jacob Becker family emigrated to America in 1875 and settled in central Kansas among other Germans from Russia. In 1893 Abraham Becker claimed a homestead in the Cherokee Outlet of Oklahoma, near Fairview. The following year the Hergert family moved to Fairview....

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