Transcribed from the book "History of Warrick County" by Goodspeed, Chicago: Goodspeed Bros., 1885, p. 136-137, submitted by Judy.
August Becker was born in Germany, November 28, 1850,
the fifth child of Jacob and Caroline Becker, both natives of the same
country, where the father lived and died February 21, 1853. The mother
is yet living in this county at the age of seventy-two years. Our
subject and his mother came to this county in 1857, and located on a
farm in Skelton Township . In youth his education was meager, but since
reaching man's estate he has acquired enough for the transactions of
life. He farmed until his twenty-second year, then engaged in the marble
business at Boonville, and continued with much success until December,
1884, when he leased the hotel of his brother, which he has since
refitted and refurnished. He now owns valuable property in Boonville,
and a good business house in Huntingburgh. He is an active Democrat, and
was a candidate before the Democratic County Convention for the office
of Sheriff in 1882 and 1884, but was defeated by a stronger faction.
March 18, 1875, he married Louisa E. Holewarth, of Newburgh, and by her
is the father of four children: Amelia, August F., Otto L. and John C.
He is a K. of P. and as A.O.U.W, and he and wife are member of the
German Lutheran Church.
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