Katherine Becker

b. 22 September 1839, d. 6 April 1912
  • Katherine Becker was born on 22 September 1839 in Hessen-Darmstadt.
  • She married Jacob Adam in 1866.
  • Jacob Adam and Katherine Becker arrived in the Port of New York on 20 September 1879, accompanied by Elise Adam, Katherine Adam, Anna Adam, John Adam, Jacob Adam and Peter Adam from Rotterdam aboard the SS W. A. Scholten, traveling in steerage.
  • Jacob Adam and Katherine Becker appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Rhine, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. Other members of the household included Elise Adam, John Adam, Anna Adam, Jacob Adam and Peter Adam.
  • Peter Adam appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Rhine, Wisconsin. Other members of the household included Katherine Becker, Jacob Adam.
  • Jacob Adam became a widower at her death.
  • Katherine Becker died on 6 April 1912 at age 72 in Rhine, Wisconsin.
  • She was interred at St. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Schleswig Township, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin.
  • The following appeared in the Kiel Record: On Saturday afternoon Mrs. Jacob Adam died in her home in the Town of Rhine after a lengthy illness and heart problems. The deceased, who has been a long-time resident of the area, was born in Germany and had reached the age
    of 72 years, 5 months and 28 days. She leaves behind, besides her husband, six adult children. The burial took place on Tuesday at the holy Catholic Cemetery with Father Kolbe officiating.
  • The following appeared in a local newspaper: Jacob Adam, an old settler of the town of Rhine, was called to his reward early Monday morning, death being due to the infirmities of old age. Mr. Adam was a native of Hessen Darmstadt, Germany, where he was born June 4, 1841. He married in 1866 to Katherine Becker, and the family came to America in 1879, settling in the town of Rhine, where the deceased lived continuously until his death. His wife passed away nine years ago. He is survived by six children, three sons and three daughters, as follows: Peter on the old homestead, Jacob in the town of Schleswig and John in the town of New Holstein, Mrs. George Nauth of Kiel, Mrs. Lizzie Mueller of Sheboygan and Mrs. Anna Kohloff of Wauwatosa. Twenty five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive him. The funeral was held Wednesday at 9 a.m., with services at St. Peter & Pauls church, Rev. M. Rumpel officiating. Interment took place in the church cemetery.
  • The following appeared in a local newspaper: Funera1 services were beld Saturday morning for Peter Adams, 77, who died at his home Wednesday afternoon. The services were held from the S. S. Peter and Paul Catholic church with interment in the church cemetery. /P/ The deceased was born in Germany December 7, 1874, and came to this country at the age of six, and settled in the town of Rhine with his parents, Jacob and Katherine Adams. /P/ November 9, 1910, he was married to Miss Johanna Rietbrock of the town of Herman. The couple spent their entire married life on the Adams homestead farm. /P/ Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Miss Leona, Sheboygan, and Mrs. Reinhold Dennerlein, Johnsonville; six sons, Arno, Town Russell, Gilbert, Hubert, Wilbur and Vernon, at home, and Earl with the U. S. army in Germany; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George Nauth of Kiel and Mrs. Adam Mueller of Sheboygan, and a brother, Jacob of Sheboygan.
  • Last Edited: 24 Mar 2010

Family: Jacob Adam b. 4 June 1841, d. 23 October 1921