|After an illness of about two months from consumption, Philip Becker, whose home has been in this city, died in Portage yesterday morning about 8 o'clock. His remains have been brought to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Becker, of Lower Yoder Township and will be interred in Grand-View Cemetery tomorrow afternoon. The Rev. Rudolph Nieder, pastor of St. Paul's German Lutheran Church, Morrellville, will conduct short services a the house at 2:30 o'clock and at 3 o'clock in the Morrellville church. |
Philip Becker was aged twenty-nine years and two months. With his wife, formerly Miss Annie Hoelzel, of Portage, and a six year old daughter, Margaret, he had been living on Strayer street, being employed by the Cambria Steel Company. Five weeks ago he and his family went to the hone of his wife's parents in portage in the hope that the husband's health would be benefited.
In 1882 the deceased came to this country with is parents from Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany, where he was born. Besides his father and mother and wife and child, Mr. Becker is survived by these brothers and sister: Conrad, of Lower Yoder Township; Henry of D Street, and John of C Street, this city and Otto, Louis and Matilda, at the parental home.