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Portraits of
Emigrants from Emsland



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.. Emslanders to the American Mid-West
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Johan Herman Gebken & Thecla Becker

Johan Herman Becker was born July 8, 1838 in Bredenberg (Boerger)
son of Johan Gebken and Tobia Stricker.
He probably emigrated in 1859.

Thecla Becker was born Jul 28, 1838 in Boerger.
She emigrated in 1859.

They were married June 19, 1860 in St Louis, MO,
at Sts. Peter and Paul parish.

Photo courtesy of Ulrike Toebben who believes the wife
in the photo to have been Thecla Becker.

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