Mary Catherine Becker Jansen

Mary Catherine Becker was born near Exeter, October 12, 1875. She was the daughter of the late Nicholas and of Mrs. Caroline Becker. She married Henry Jansen February 5, 1894. Nine children were born to this union, four dying in infancy, one son, Nick, died when 12 years of age.

Mrs. Jansen was a kind and loving wife and mother. She was liked by all who knew her. She had been in failing health for a number of years, had undergone several operations and her last illness lasted about two weeks. She was taken to the Hospital in Lincoln for an operation to try and prolong her life and all was done that could be done, but she passed away May 6th. Her husband was with her at the hospital.

She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, three sons, Henry, Joseph and Rudolph, and one daughter Clara, her mother, Mrs. Caroline Becker, three sisters and one brother, Mrs. Albert Kaiser, Mrs. George O'Dea and William Becker of Exeter and Mrs. John Peterson of Chicago.

Funeral services were held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church May 9 at 9 a.m. conducted by Rev E. Boll.


We wish to thank our relatives and friends for their many acts of kindness and sympathy shown us during the illness and after the death of our loving wife and mother, also for the beautiful floral offerings.

Henry Jansen and Children

Fillmore County News
Exeter, Nebraska
May 10, 1928



Henry Jansen

Henry Jansen was born in Essen, Germany, 1868 on August 6, and passed away April 13, 1953, at the age of 84 years, 8 months and 7 days.

At the age of 19, he came to America, settling on a farm north of Friend with an uncle.

On February 5, 1894, he was united in marriage to Mary Becker. To this union 9 children were born.

His wife and 5 children preceded him in death.

Left to mourn his death are 3 sons, Henry, Joseph and Rudolph of Exeter, and one daughter Mrs. Clara Biester of Geneva, 2 grandsons and 5 granddaughters, one sister, Mrs. Anna Becker of Exeter and one brother Herb of O'Neill.

Burial was at the Exeter Cemetery with a short service at the Farmer Funeral Home on April 15, at 10:00.

Fillmore County News
Exeter, Nebraska
April 16, 1953