I knew that my Becker immigrants had come from Lorraine, France. I also "proved" for the Hamilton County Genealogical Society that this set of ancestors was living in Cincinnati before 1860. This enabled me to submit their names and documentation for inclusion in the "Settlers and Builders" Lineage Group. However, in preparation for this post, I found a few "new" facts that I did not know when I was submitting my original application.
I had not attempted to find out where the Beckers were buried. I should not have been surprised that I found them in St. John's Cemetery in St. Bernard, Ohio. Numerous other relatives from this family and the Irish family they married into are buried in that cemetery. Unfortunately, all of them are in unmarked graves.
Thanks to the Civil War service of one of the Becker sons, Victor, I know that the family emmigrated from a small town in France called Sarraltroff, (Lorraine) Moselle, France. The father, Nicholas, listed his occupation as "farmer." (I've since learned, however, that everyone was listed as a "farmer" unless they were traveling in a higher class). A google search of the town shows that even today the population is less than 800. You can view copyrighted pictures of Sarraltroff by clicking on this link.