Joseph Becker, Martha E. (Rauscher) Becker, William Becker, John E Becker, Frederick Becker

Joseph proved up a quarter in 26, 6N 48W in 1896.

May be a relative of Johann Friedrich Becker -1828-1893 buried in St. Peter's, Logan County

Johan had a lot of children,  and possibly one of his kids filed under a Joseph, when other times used a Jacob or John.


Joseph Becker, in 1910 Weld County, Colorado, 36, born in Illinois, married to Lillian 28, born in Canada.  They have Elba, 4, born in Colorado. 


Lewis Becker proved up a quarter in 22, 6N 48W in 1896.  He could be the one in 1900 Denver, a jewelry case maker,  born  Oct 1838 in Germany with Mina, May 1837 son Robert Dec 1859 also born in Germany.  He might be Louis Breacher's uncle....

The same day Louis Breacher proved up another quarter in the same section 22.


Martha Becker proved up a quarter in 7, 6N 48W in 1916.

Edward Rauscher was born January 27, 1884, and in 1910 was living in Rockland precinct with Minnie J. 22 and Reon three months.

Minnie was born to John and Anna Helena (Berg) Johnson, and they were in North Sterling precinct in 1900 - John a janitor, with five kids, and in Greeley in 1906 and 1908.  Minnie is a teacher in 1908, and John is a sugar factory worker.

Logan County High School 1904 basketball - Minnie middle row, on right. Photo courtesy of Overland Trail Museum

This is Minnie's brother    His WWI and WWII registrations said he was born near Sterling.

Her sister Carrie Nellie Johnson - Feb 15, 1882- Dec 10, 1973 - married Henry Roy Olson, and they're both buried in Haxtun.

Maggie M. Johnson - Oct 6, 1883 - Dec 28, 1971 married John Frank Meyer -1876-1935, and they are buried in Sterling Riverside.


In 1922 he was elected president of the Western Slope branch of the Colorado Education Association.

Edward registered with a Haxtun address, and in 1920 is in Rockland precinct with Minnie, 31, Reon 9, Mona 5, Dale 4, and Laeta 2.

In 1930 he's in Sterling, working at a grain elevator, with Reon 20, Mona 16, Dale 14, and Glen 9.

He married Ella Damrow Sharp June 7, 1942 in Sidney, Nebraska.

Edward 1884-1970, Leata 1917--1921, and Minnie 1888-1925 are buried in Haxtun.

Glen S. Rauscher, 81, Salina, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at a Salina care home.

Mr. Rauscher farmed in Sherman County until 1997 and he had been a meat cutter for Safeway. He also served in the Navy with the First Beach Battalion as a radio operator during World War II.

He was born April 10, 1921, in Haxtun, Colo., to Edward M. and Minnie Johnson Rauscher.

Mr. Rauscher was treasurer of Washington Township in Sherman County. He served on the school board for Edson Unified School District, was a member of the Rural Fire Board and he was a volunteer for the Rural Fire Department. He had the official Goodland Weather Station Precipitation Gauge for the Edson area for years.

He married Elaine Vohs on Oct. 12, 1947, near Edson. She died on May 10, 2000.

Survivors include a son, William "Bill" A. Rauscher, Beaverton, Ore.; three daughters, Susan "Sue" Alexander, Strong City, Mary Lea McGinley, Salina, and Mildred "Millie" Kitchen, Aurora, Colo.; eight grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

A celebration of life service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls. Graveside services with military honors conducted by a Fort Riley honor guard will be at Elmdale Cemetery. Mr. Rauscher will lie in state at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.



In 1900 Clay County, Nebraska, Michael Rauscher is 45, Christina G. 46, with Sophia 19, Edward 16, Emma E. 14, Martha E. 11, Christina 10, Samuel 7, Olinda R. 5, and Olga 2.

Sam Rauscher is in Rockland precinct in 1910, born in Nebraska, age 17, with sister Emma, 24 

Sam registered with a Haxtun address,   Born August 22, 1892 at Sutton, Nebraska, saying he had a wife and child.  He died February 26, 1919, per FindAGrave.

Emma Magdalena Rauscher - Apr 1, 1886 - July 1, 1958 married George R. Hillyer, and they're buried in Sterling.


Olinda married John Marion Hurst in Sutton Sept 21, 1915, and they were in Rockland  in 1920, 1930, and 1940, both Olinda 1895-1973 and John 1891-1960 are buried in Sutton.


William Becker cash-claimed a quarter in 5, 6N 48W in 1908 - relatively late for cash claims, so this might habe been a relinquishment.


Friedrich Becker cash-claimed a quarter in 4, 6N 48W in 1892, his heirs timber-claimed another quarter there in 1900, and proved up a quarter in 1898.