Matt Beckius was a brother to my grandfather Nicolas.
Matt Beckius was born in Mensdorf, Luxembourg Mar 21, 1877. He came to America with his parents Henri and Catherine, two brothers Peter Joseph, Edward Peter and a sister Elizabeth. They left luxembourg, went to Antwerp, Belgium, boarded the ship "DENMARK" May 28, 1881. They arrived in the United States on Jun 7, 1881. They took a train from NY and came to New Market, Scott Co, Mn. Matt's father Henri had an uncle Michel(Michael) living there who had come to America in the 1850's. My grandfather Nicolas was born in New Market in 1889. In 1890 they came to the Comfrey, Brown Co, Mn area and settled. They had an additional daughter born there in 1891 "SUSAN". Matt and Lena are both buried in Comfrey.
Decendents of Matt and Lena are:
John Matt B-Apr 25, 1904, Died Feb 8, 1850 Springfield, Mn. No decendents.
Zezelia B-Jan 17, 1907 Maried Frank Rathman. They have no decendents.
Clara B-Jan 5, 1908 married Rowland Hirsch in Springfield, Mn. They have many decendents in that area.
Henry Nick B-Apr 22, 1909 Married Merna METTEER. They have many decendents living in the Winnebago, Mn area.
Matilda Susan B-Jul 28, 1910 Married Walter Grant. They have many decendents living in the Winnebago, Mn area.
Albert Arnold B-Dec 19, 1912 Married Marjorie Olson. They have many decendents living in the West Allis, Wisc and Milwaukee, Wisc area.
Michael Martin B-Dec 12, 1916 Died Jan 9, 1917 as a child. These are the children of Matt Beckius and Lena Kanz.I also have a lot of information on the grandchildren of Matt and Lena. Hope this helps. If you need more just ask.
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