April 30, 1841, Mahoning County, Ohio.

August 21, 1884.

Oak Grove Cemetery, Delaware, Ohio.

Becker attended Lordstown Academy; graduated from Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, in 1864; and finished his theological studies at Capital University in 1866. He was ordained by the Joint Synod of Ohio in June, 1866, and served churches in St. Paris, Ohio (1866-67); Thornville, Ohio (1867-77); and at St. Mark’s, Delaware, Ohio (1877-84). He edited the Lutheran Child’s Paper for nearly 10 years, contributed articles to the Lutheran Standard, and wrote many poems and hymns.

  1. Christ Is Risen from the Dead