Nicholas Beck (1924 - )
Carol Marie Hamm (1928 - )
Frederick "Fritz" Nicholas3 Beck, (Charles William2, William John1) was born 19 June 1924 at Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, the son of Charles William and Gertrude Mary (Klein) Beck. His birth is recorded in Ozaukee County birth records, v 18, no 40. He was baptized 22 June 1924 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church at 117 East Van Buren Street, Port Washington. His sponsors were Nicholas Klein and Mary Klein. See the baptism records of the church.
Fritz married Carol Marie Hamm 14 May 1949 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church at Lake Church, Town of Belgium, Ozaukee County. Reverend Rayner G. Hausmann presided. Witnesses were Clarence Henry Beck and Angeline Hamm Stecker. The marriage is recorded in the marriage register of the church. See also Ozaukee County marriage records, v 15, no. 376.
She was born 12 December 1928 at Village of Belgium, Town of Belgium, the daughter of Edward P. and Rose (Antoine) Hamm. Her birth is recorded in Ozaukee County birth records, v 100, p 69. She was baptized 19 December 1928 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church at Lake Church. Her sponsors were Michael Krier and Catherine Pauly. See the baptism records of the church.
Fritz attended St. Mary's parochial school for ten years. He graduated in June 1942 from Port Washington high school.
Carol attended St. Mary's parochial school in Lake Church for eight years. She also graduated in June 1946 from Port Washington high school.
Fritz entered the Army on 18 January 1943 and was discharged on 20 November 1945. He spent two years and five and one half months overseas and served in Headquarters Battery, 111th Field Artillery, 29th Infantry Division. He participated in the D-Day landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944. The 29th Division was on the line for all but five weeks from 6 June 1944 until the end of the war on 8 May 1945. The artillery battalions of the 29th Division were on the line for all but three weeks of these 11 months.
Fritz worked at Gilson Foundry for eleven years prior to the fire that destroyed it on 6 February 1962. He was a standards engineer which entailed setting all piece work rates for three departments. He also assisted the cost department in bidding on new work.
He then worked for Simplicity Manufacturing Company in Port Washington assembling gear cases for tractors from 6 March 1962 until 20 June 1986 when he retired.
Carol worked at Harnischfeger Homes in Port Washington prior and during the first year of their marriage.
The Becks reside in Port Washington, Wisconsin.
The Becks had six children: