JANSEN - BECKER
Married at the Catholic Church in Exeter, Nebraska, Monday, April 18, 1898, at 10 o'clock a.m., Mr. John Becker to Miss Elizabeth Jansen with Rev. Father Hanson officiating.
Only the near relatives of the contracting parties were in attendance at the wedding, after which a reception and dance were held at the home of the bride's parents, three mile east of town, lasting throughout the afternoon and evening and attended by a large number of neighbors and friends.
Both Mr. Becker and his bride are members of prominent German families in this vicinity and have a host of friends who wish them success and prosperity.
They have settled down to housekeeping on a farm belonging to an uncle of the groom, three miles northwest of town.
John N. Becker, who departed this life at his home near Exeter July 5, 1938, at the age of 63 years and 6 months, was born January 5, 1875, in Yankton County, South Dakota. At the age of five years he came with his parents to Exeter where the family established a home on a farm three mile north of town. Here Mr. Becker grew to manhood and spent the remainder of his life in this community
On April 18, 1898, he was married to Elizabeth Jansen. To this union were born 11 children - Christine of Pasadena, California, Mrs. John Kelly of Elsie, Mrs. James Kelly and Herbert John of Exeter, Mrs. R. H. Hammond of Rockport, Missouri, Mrs. Ray Graham of San Francisco, California, Mrs. Morris Cole of Chicago, Illinois, Catherine, Clarence and Madeline at home and one son who preceded his father in death February 13, 1921. Surviving beside his wife are eight grandchildren, five sisters and six brothers.
Mr. Becker led an exemplary life and was highly regarded by a great number of friends in this community.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning, July 10, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Rev. E. Boll celebrate the Requiem High Mass. Burial was in the Exeter Cemetery.
Out of town relatives and friends at the funeral in addition to the children were Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Jansen of O'Neill, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Judge of Atkinson, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Geiger of Utica, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jansen and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Carlson of Superior, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Emanuel of North Bend, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Reese of Scribner, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Spitz and Marie, Mrs. Lyle Blauvelt and Bernard Becker of Hastings.
Elizabeth Jansen was born in Germany March 23, 1876. She departed this life at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln, Wednesday, February 14, 1940, aged sixty-three years.
The deceased was united in marriage to John N. Becker April 18, 1898. To this union were born eleven children. One son , Lewis, preceded his parents in death.
In the passing of Mrs. Becker the family loses a most kind and loving mother and the community a valuable friend and neighbor.
Since Mr. Becker's passing July 5, 1938, Mrs. Becker had remained on a farm at the edge of town, overseeing things as her helpmate would have done. About the middle of November, Mrs. Becker was taken to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Lincoln, where she underwent two major operations. The Angel of Death called her Wednesday afternoon between 4 and 5 o'clock.
She leaves to mourn her departure ten children, Christine of Pasadena, California, Mrs. John Kelly of Shelton, Nebraska, Mrs. James Kelly and Herbert John of Exeter, Mrs. R. H. Hammond of Crookston, Minnesota, Mrs. Ray Graham of San Francisco, California, Mrs. Forrest Cole of Winnetka, Illinois and Catherine, Clarence and Madeline at home, ten grandchildren, two brothers, Herb Jansen of O'Neill and Harry Jansen of Exeter, three sisters, Mrs. Mary Erdkamp of Friend, Mrs. Jake Becker and Mrs. Gertrude Schmitt of Exeter and a host of other relatives and friends. One brother, William, died several years ago.
CARD OF THANKS
We wish to take this means of expressing our thanks for the cards, letters and flowers sent to our mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Becker, while she was in the hospital and for the many acts of kindness shown us following her death.
Family of Elizabeth Becker
John and Elizabeth Jansen Becker