Tombstone Tuesday–Nora A. (Fennig) Becher

Nora Becher, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

Nora A. Becher, Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Ohio. (2011 photo by Karen)

This is the tombstone of Nora A. Becher, located in row 1 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:

Nora A. Wife of
Fred W. Becher
July 7, 1882-Sep 2, 1915
We’ll Meet Again

Nora Arminte Fennig was born 7 July 1882, the daughter of H.J. and Anna (Locker) Fennig. The family was from Washington Township, Mercer County, Ohio. [1]

Nora married Fred William Becher 7 September 1909, married by Rev. J.L. Marvin, New Corydon, Indiana, although their marriage license and return is in Mercer County. Fred Becher was the son of John F. and Friedericke (Mamber) Becher. [1]

After their marriage Fred and Nora lived along Brandt Pike in Blackcreek Township, where Fred farmed. [2]

Nora Becher died 2 Sep 1915, at the age of 33 years, 1 month, and 26 days. She was buried on the 5th and was survived by her husband Fred and their two children. She died of septicemia poison following the birth of their second child Werner LeRoy.

Fred and Nora Becher had the following children:
Clifford Cornelius (1911-1992)
Werner LeRoy (1915-1979) married Margery Mckitrick

Widower Fred Becher married widow Marie (Springer) Itskin on 14 October 1916 in Allen County, Indiana. They are buried row 9 of Zion’s cemetery.


[1] “Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013,” database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 Aug 2015), Fred W. Becher and Nora A. Fennig, 7 Sep 1909; citing Mercer County, Ohio Marriages, Vol. 9, p.539, from FHL microfilm 914958.

[2] 1910 U.S. Census, Blackcreek, Mercer, Ohio, ED 107, p. 3A, dwelling & family 48, Fred W. Becher; FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 Aug 2015); from FHL microfilm 1375227, from NARA microfilm T624, roll 1214.

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