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Beck - my paternal Great, Grandmother's line

For many years, we did not know much about the Beck line past Catherine 'Kate' Beck who married Leander Ransom Tong. Both were born in Wyandot Co, Ohio. Through a cousin, we learned that Kate's parents were John Beck and Catherine Minehart.

Learning this, opened up a wealth of information on the Beck Line (which I am still trying to sort through). However, we have traced the line back to Johann Heinrich 'John Henry' Beck born in Alsace-Lorraine, Germany. Johann traveled to America in 1740 on the 'Lydia' from Rotterdam, Netherlands to Philadelphia.

Over the years, the Becks moved across Pennsylvania and then Ohio. We will continue to add more information as we have time.

Main Street Carey, Ohio
  Main street, Carey, Ohio around 1910 (Tong territory)
Feature Articles

feature 1 Dan's Paternal lines : Tong, Beck, Mitchell, Stage, and associated surnames.

feature 2 Dan's maternal lines : Wiggins, Aukamp, Montgomery, Bolander, and associated surnames.

feature 1 Tong-Tonge-Tongue book Preface and Forward  Read the Preface and the Forward from the 1974 Tong-Tonge-Tongue and Allied Families book.

feature 1 The Beck Family in America  Historical data gathered and transcribed into book form by William M Beck, Galion, Ohio 1940

feature 2 Passenger list for the Lydia, 1740  Lists Johann Heinrich Beck and two of his sons.

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