The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 765, Rich Grove Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"CHARLES BECKER was born June 13, 1834, in Germany, where his father farmed on rented land, and where our subject attended achool between the ages of five and fourteen years. In 1867, CHARLES came to America; engaged in farm labor in this county at $10 per month, then worked at ditching by the job, and saved his money, and bought a lot of forty acres of unimproved land in Cass Township. In that township, he was married, January 24, 1858, to MISS CHARLOTTE LONGE, a native of Germany. To this union, were born ten children, all deceased save RICKA, aged nine years. For eight years after his marriage, MR. BECKER resided on his forty acres, then sold, came to this township, and purchased forty acres of improved land, to which he has since added from time to time, having now 320 acres - 240 in one body. He has a fine dwelling, and is surronded with all the comforts pertaining to a farmer's home. He was elected Township Trustee in the spring of 1882, and he and wife are members of the Evangelical Church."