BECKER


Nathan
Isaac BECKER
(1759)
Gabriel BECKER
(1794)
Löw BECKER
Gitel BECKER
Gabriel
( -1798)
Isaac BECKER
(1782-1856)
Raphael BECKER
(1784)

Nathan had at least two sons, Isaac (1759) and Gabriel, who lived in Dörnbach, a small village in the Rhineland Palatine region of modern Germany. In 1809, when Jews there were required to adopt permanent surnames, Isaac and Gabriel's sons (since Gabriel was deceased), Raphael and Isaac, took the surname BECKER (also spelled BEKER in some early records).



Research Notes

Thank you to Nancy Grossman (msgnan@gmail.com), professional genealogist, for her help in uncovering the history of this family.

Sources

[1] Chicago Tribune, November 24, 1918.

[2] Belden, Albert L. The Fur Trade of America and Some of the Men Who Made and Maintain It: Together with Furs and Fur Bearers of Other Continents and Countries and Islands of the Sea. New York: Peltries Pub. Co, 1917.

[3]  The David Gross Family Collection, D.H. Ramsey Library Special Collections, UNC Asheville 28804