History of Bucks County, Pa Volume 3 by William H. Davis
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JOSEPH BECK.  Like many of the leading families of Bucks county, the Beck family is of German lineage, although the generations represented in America have been comparatively few, for John B. BECK, the father of our subject, was the progenitor of his branch at the family in the United States.  He emigrated from Germany to America about 1855, and after a short time spent in Philadelphia removed to Bucks county.  He had learned the mason’s trade in his native land, but worked at it for only a short time here.  He turned his attention to farming, devoting his energies exclusively to the tilling of the soil and further improvement of his home property until his death, which occurred December 19, 1901.  He had married Miss Matilda KAULER, daughter of Amos KAULER, of Montgomery county, Pennsylvania.  They became the parents of fifteen children: Catherine, born July 3, 1861, and is the wife of Willoughby PATTERSON; Elizabeth, born February 9, 1863, and is the wife of Thomas SCULLION; Anna L., born December 10, 1864, and is the wife of Charles E. SCARGIE; John, born December 8, 1866, died March 22, 1896; William a., born September 2, 1868, died in December, 1883; George, born June 2, 1870; Amos, born March 17, 1872; Benjamin, born August 16, 1873, died at the age of seventeen months; Hannah, born February 6, 1875, and is the wife of John SCHIELE; Matilda, born October 13, 1877, and is the wife of Howard GEDDES; Walter, born June 7, 1879; Joseph, February 2, 1882; Henry, May 27, 1884; Emma, March 19, 1887; and Samuel Arthur, December 22, 1888.  The parents and all of their children became members of the Lutheran church at Doylestown and the father served as one of its elders for a number of years.  He took a very active and helpful part in church work and contributed generously to its support.  He was likewise a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Carversville, in which he passed all of the chairs, and he belonged to Lodge No. 427. I. O. O. F., of Jamison, in which h filled all of the offices.  He held membership in the German aid Society of Doylestown, and gave his political support to the Republican party, holding the office of supervisor for seven years.

            Joseph BECK, son of John B. BECK, was born in Plumstead township, and the public schools afforded him the educational privileges which he enjoyed.  To his father he gave the benefit of his services upon the home farm until the time of the father’s death, and has since managed the estate, displaying excellent business ability in the control of the property and in the further improvement of the old home farm.  He was married February 18, 1903, to Miss Mary NICHOLAS, a daughter of John and Sophia NICHOLAS.  His fraternal relations are with Danboro Council, No. 187, Knight’s of the Golden Eagle, and his popularity therein is indicated by the fact that he has been elected to all of its offices.





Text taken from page 593 to 594 of: 


Davis, William W. H., A.M., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania [New York-Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1905] Volume III

Transcribed September 2006 by Joan Lollis as part of the Bucks Co., Pa., Early Family Project, www.rootsweb.com/~pabucks/bucksindex.html

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