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