William G. Cutlerís History of the State of Kansas


HENRY D. BECK, farmer, Section 12, Township 19, Range 23, P. O. Fontana, was born in Washington County, Pa., July 31, 1830. Was brought up in his native State, and moved to Champaign County, Ill., in 1854, where he was engaged four years in farming, and in November, 1858, he came to Kansas with his brother, William L., and located his present farm. He enlisted in July, 1862, as a private in Company C, Twelfth Kansas Infantry and served three years, or til June 30, 1865. He was married in Champaign County, Ill., April 16, 1857 to Miss Elizabeth J., daughter of Cyrus Tuttle. Mrs. Beck was born in Champaign County, Ill. They have five children living-Mary C., Charles R., Edgar, Cordie A., and George A. Mr. Beck has a well improved farm of 230 acres.