William Beck (1897 - 1978)
Gertrude Mary Klein (1896 - 1967)
Charles William2 Beck, (William John1) was born 7 September 1897 at Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, the son of William John and Louise (Lowitz) Beck. His birth is recorded in Ozaukee County birth records, v 23, no 599. He was baptized a Lutheran 10 January 1898 at St. John's Lutheran church at 403 West Foster Street, Port Washington. He was later baptized a Roman Catholic 3 September 1923 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church, 117 East Van Buren Street, Port Washington. His sponsors were Louisa Lotitz and Nicholas Klein. See the baptism records of the church.
He died 25 November 1978, age 81, at St. Alphonsus hospital, Port Washington, of a heart attack. The funeral was held at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church at Port Washington, and he is buried in St. Mary's cemetery there. His death is recorded in Ozaukee County death records, v 37, no. 124.
He married Gertrude Mary Klein 5 September 1923 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church at Port Washington. Reverend Peter Holfeltz presided. The witnesses were Reverend Peter J. Hildebrand, Fred G. Beck and Hildagarde Klein Gagne. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of the church. See also Ozaukee County marriage records, v 10, no. 678.
Gertrude Mary Klein was born 10 September 1896 at Belgium, Town of Belgium, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Nicholas and Mary (Wester) Klein. Her birth is recorded in Ozaukee County birth records, v 7A, p 1442. She was baptized 13 September 1896 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church, Lake Church, Town of Belgium. See the baptism records of the church.
She died 16 September 1967, age 71, at Port Washington of diabetes and arteriosclerotic heart disease. The funeral was held 19 September 1967 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church at Port Washington, and she is buried in St. Mary's cemetery there. Her death is recorded in Ozaukee County death records, v 26, p 399.
Charles Beck received an eighth grade education.
He enlisted in the Army in 1918 and served for three months before peace was declared.
He then became a core maker at the foundry.
They resided at 532 Oakland Avenue, Port Washington, Wisconsin 53074.
The Becks had three children: