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Getting to know John Becker

I’ve already written in detail about the murder of John A. Becker in 1917 in Chicago. But my main purpose in researching him was to try and see if I could find out what he was like as a person. … Continue reading

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A memory slipping away

How is it that the war once known as “The Great War” has become the forgotten war? Many disparate interests have gradually gotten me to think about World War I over the past few years. For example: Two of my … Continue reading

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The story behind the story

If you want to learn about how I found the John Becker story, or if you’re interested in what methods I have used to trace the Becker family tree, please keep reading.

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The murder of John Becker

Ninety years ago, a sailor was found dead in Chicago, bloodied but still warm. His name was John Andrew Becker and he was my great-great-great-uncle. As I mentioned in a previous entry, I have uncovered many names as I have … Continue reading

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