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Becker / Strohm / Breidenstein / Rudy family Bible records
Posted by: Michael Ritter (ID *****8945) Date: March 30, 2005 at 10:28:36
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No relation. I just enjoy browsing through family Bibles up for auction on eBay and trying to connect any genealogical info to those that might find it of interest or worth pursuing. I am not the seller, nor do I intend to purchase. Unfortunately, links to eBay items only stay active for a couple months. Here is what I found:

According to the seller:

The rear flyleaves included 4 pages of manuscript family genealogy records of families in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. These families are the Becker, Breidenstein, Strohm, and Hock / Haak families, beginning with Nicholas Becker (born 1781). These records are written in German script.

According to the 1850 U.S. Census, Nicholas Becker was a farmer living in South Lebanon Township next-door to his son Moses Becker, south of the city of Lebanon.

These families might be Dunkard / Church of the Brethren. The family records often refer to the men as Brother in the dialect, suggesting these families are Anabaptist.

Family Records Page One: Nicholas Becker / Baker born 1781 with information about his children: John Becker (born 1804), Henry Becker (born 1805), Michael Becker (born1807), Sara Becker (born1810), Catherine Becker (born1812), Moses Becker (born1818), Susanna Becker (born1821), Jacob Becker (born 1825). Etc.

Family Records Page Two: Nicholas Married 1803. Isaac Strohm and Barbara Breidenstein married by Pastor William Ernst on Christmas 1847. Also Aaron Breidenstein married Elizabeth Strohm on Christmas 1847. This text is recorded by Michael Becker. Record of the 4 children of Issac Strohm / Strome born from 1848 to 1853, listing names and birth dates. Etc.

Family Records Page Three: Moses Becker marries Maria Hock / Haak in 1839. List of their children. With Maria's birth and death dates and her parents' names, David and Katherine Hock. Etc.

Family Records Page Four: List of grave diggers for a funeral: Joseph Schneider, Elias Kreider, Samuel Dannaberger. Refers to an illness. (There are no baptism records, suggesting they are Anabaptists.)

Plus With 12 Pieces of Early, Hand-Written Notes and Documents
(Written in German Script)

1. Obituary of Nicholas Becker's wife: Catrina Becker age 57 survived by 9 children 23 grandchidren dated 1842 in pencil. (The same Nicholas Becker listed in the family records.)

2. Early family record of Heinrich Rudy / Henry Rudy with the children born 1779 to 1798, listing their names and birth dates.

3. Information about the death of Heinrich Rudy in 1816. Information about his marriage in 1779. Information about death of his wife Katherine Rudy in 1840 age 82.

4. Death record in Heidelberg Township, Lebanon County, of Magdalena Filbibrachte

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