Becker Family Graveyard, Clay Township, Lancaster County

Created: Sunday, 26 January 2014 Last Updated: Wednesday, 26 February 2014 Written by Nathan Zipfel Print Email

A Pennsylvania Family Graveyard

By S. H. Flickixger

The following inscriptions are from tombstones in the Becker family graveyard on the Martin Becker farm in Clay township, Lancaster county, Penn.

Joseph Heaffly, born, Sept. 20, 1816, died, Oct. 30, 1863, aged, 47-1-10.
Jacob Heaffley, born, Dec. 26, 1773, died, Oct. 11, 1850, aged, 77-9-16.
Elizabeth Haffly, (wife of Jacob), born, Sept. 19, 1776, died, Apr. 25, 1855.
Polly Haffly, born, July 29, 1803, died, Jan. 19, 1832.
Maria Heffly, born, Mar. 11, 1769, died, Aug. 8, 1849.
Elizabeth Paul, daughter of Wilhelm H. and Susanna Paul, born, Feb. 23, 1827,died, June 9, 1832.
Isaac Paul, son of W. H. and Susanna Paul (nee Helley), born, Jan. 13, 1829, died, Dec. 16, 1836.
Susanna Heisey, daughter of Daniel and Rachel Heisey, born, Sept. 11, 1853, died, Nov. 14, 1856.
Son of Jacob and Maria Mellinger, born and died, Alar. 3, 1857. (Sohlein von).
Daughter of Marten and Hannah Becker, born and died July 27, 1863.
Johannes Becker, born, Oct. 12, 1797, died, Aug. 26, 1870.
Elizabeth (wife of Johannes), born, Feb. 7, 1802, died, Jan. 20, 1879.
Sarah Becker (daughter of Johannes and Elizabeth), born, July 28, 1824, died, July 14, 1839.
Isaac Becker, son of Johannes and Elizabeth, born, Jan. 29, 1838, died, July 6, 1839.
Samuel Becker, son of Johannes and Elizabeth, born, July 25, 1829, died, Apr. 21, 1839.
Martin Becker, born, Jan. 17, 1769, died, Jan. 18, 1844
Susanna Becker, wife of Martin Becker born, Feb. 5, 1769, died, Feb. 10, 1839.
Solomon Becker, born Oct. 25, 1795, died, May 7, 1798.
Martin Becker, born, Oct. 20, 1806, died, Dec. 6, 1806.
Maria Becker, died, XXX JUN., MDCCLXL, aged, LIX VIIL, XD (?) Almost illegible.
Peter Becker, born, Aug. 10, 1724, died, Oct. 13, 1802, aged, 78-2-3.
Peter Becker, born, Feb. 20, 1758, died, Sept. 30, 1820, aged, 62-7-10.
Valentine Becker, born, Apr. 22, 1763, died, Mar, 11, 1825, aged, 62-10-22.
Heinrich Becker, born, July 23, 1771, died, Aug. 24, 1839, aged, 68-1-1.
Hier Ruhen Noa Scherk, born, Aug. 12, 1812, died, Sept., 1812.
Benjamin E. son of John and Elizabeth Becker, born, Dec. 31, 1848, died, Mar. 7, 1849.
Jacob Heise, son of Daniel and Esabel Heise, born, Mar. 15, 1845, died, Feb. 5, 1847.
Rachel, wife of Daniel Heisev, (nee Haffli), born, Feb. 4, 1814, died, Apr. 24, 1865.

Eleven graves are noticeable that have no inscriptions, only limestone markers at head and foot of the grave

SOURCE: Vol, I, No 23, June 8, 1912 Genealogy: a journal of American ancestry