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 750, Tippecanoe Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"JOHN BECKER was born in this township September 20, 1852, and is one of the ten children of six boys and four girls, born to JOHN and ELIZABETH (FELLER) BECKER. The father was born in France in 1817, and was a weaver. He came to America in 1835, lived four years in Ohio, entered land in this State, worked another year in Ohio, and then returned to France. He came back in 1841, and farmed till his death, in Monterey, in 1870. JOHN BECKER was married November 24, 1877, to NANCY FLORIN, who has borne him two children - FRANKLIN and LEANDER. MR. BECKER pays especial attention to the raising of wheat and clover, and also rears some live stock. He lives two and one-quarter miles west of Monterey, on his fertile farm of eighty acres, upon which he has erected a beautiful frame dwelling and comfortable stables. He is a member of the Catholic Church, and is a trustworthy citizen."