Orin Platte Schermerhorn (aka O.Becker)
Orin Platte Schermerhorn (also known as Orin P. Becker)(b.7/23/1850 in Oneonta, NY, d. 9/16/1927, Rockford, IA), married Electra Aramilla Harris in 1873 (b. Apr. 9, 1853 in Elgin Co, CAN, d. 10/28/1900, Marble Rock, IA).Orin was one of six children of Jeremiah Schermerhorn (1808-1885) who married Hannah Swift (1810-1889). Electra was daughter of Thomas Hazen Harris and Mary Matilda Waggonner. I am searching for the reason Orin used both the name Schermerhorn and Becker and why some Schermerhorns changed their names to Becker when they moved to California. I believe there were some intermarriages among the Schermerhorn and Becker families in their migration from NY to the West. Can anyone shed some light on this?