BECK, Johann Thomas

Male - 1752

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  • Name BECK, Johann Thomas 
    Born Duchy of Hanau, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1752  Rotterdam, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 

      Johann Thomas Beck, the common ancestor of this branch of the family, was born in Germany, in what was then the countship of Hanau, In 1752, with his wife Esther and children, he emĀ­barked for America, but he never reached the new land, dying at sea. The family landed at Philadelphia, where the widow again married, and the chilĀ­dren became scattered. One son, Henry, went to Berks county, Pa., married Margaret Wolfgang, and reared a family of seven children. The other son, John, settled in Northampton county, where he lived and died. Three of his sons, Jacob, John and Henry, settled in White Deer Valley in the early part of the nineteenth century.

    • BIOGRAPHY: BECK FAMILY. Among the German immigrants who left their homes along the Rhine during the great migration of German Protestants to Pennsylvania in the last century was Johann Thomas Beck. He came from the Duchy of Hanau, and embarked from the port of Rotterdam, in Holland, in the year 1752, with his wife Esther, his son Henry and his daughter Margaret. He did not live to see the New World, for he died on the voyage and the Atlantic became his burying place. His widow and children reached Philadelphia, from whence they went to Berks county, Penn., where they settled, and where the widow subsequently married one McMullen.
    _UID 91D8E78DB11F9A43881C085238E6B49FF9EA 
    Died 1752 
    • Died on the voyage from Rotterdam, Holland on the ship "Phoenix" and was buried at sea.
    Buried Address:
    at sea 
    Person ID I1232  Milton Families
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2012 

    Family Esther,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    +1. BECK, Heinrich,   b. 1748, Duchy of Hanau, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1824  (Age 76 years)
    +2. BECK, John,   d. Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. BECK, Margaret,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Floyd's History of Northumberland County, PA 1911, Page 332.

    2. [S19] Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania, Page 848.