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Mt. Carroll, Ill. -- This photo was taken March 24, 1946 and five generations of the Getz family are shown.

Beverly Ann Becker is a toddler, pictured with her mother, grandfather, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

GETZ Family
Photo contributed by Marilyn Becker/Alice Horner

In the first row, left to right are: Mrs. Elizabeth (Schafer) Ripper, the great-great grandmother and Mrs. Jacob (Mary Ripper) Getz, the great-grandmother. Top row, left to right: Lawrence Getz, the grandfather, Beverly Ann, and her mother, Mrs. Allen (Marilyn) Becker. 

Mrs. Elizabeth (Schafer) Ripper, whose husband was Johann Peter Ripper, was formerly of Pekin, and living in Mt. Carroll when the photo was taken. She was born August 26, 1853 in Pekin, Tazewell Co., IL and died May 1, 1947 in Mt. Carroll Twp., Carroll Co., IL.

Mrs Mary (Ripper) Getz, whose husband was Jacob Getz, was born March 16, 1875 at Sand Prairie Twp., Tazewell Co., IL and died May 12, 1962 in Mt. Carroll Twp., Carroll Co., IL. Lawrence George Getz was born August 24, 1896 in Mt. Carroll Twp., Carroll Co., IL and died October 18, 1964 in Savanna, Carroll Co., IL 

Marilyn Getz Becker was born in 1926.
Beverly Becker was born in 1945.


Photo contributed by Marilyn Becker/ Alice Horner

This photo is undated but probably was taken in August 1988. Michael Benters is being held my his great-great-grandmother, Grace Downing Getz. His great-grandmother, Marilyn Getz Becker, is sitting next to Grace. His grandmother, Beverly Ann Becker Sisler Hufman, is wearing a pink skirt and standing behind the chair. His mother, Sheri Sisler Benters, is wearing a striped shirt and standing behind the chair.  Grace Downing Getz, the great-great-grandmother, was born July 8, 1903 in Mt. Carroll Township and died in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois on January 6, 1992.

Marilyn Getz Becker, the great-grandmother, was born in 1926
Beverly Ann Becker, the grandmother, was born in 1945.
Sheri Sisler Benters, the mother, was born in 1963.
Michael Benters was born in July 1988.


Photo contributed by Marilyn Becker / Alice Horner

This photo was also taken May 12, 1991.
Travis Morhardt is laying on the lap of his great-grandmother, Marilyn Getz Becker. His great-great-grandmother, Grace Downing Getz, is sitting next to them. His grandmother, Elaine Becker Morhardt, is standing behind Grace. His father, Dennis Morhardt, is standing behind him and Marilyn Getz Becker.

Grace Downing Getz, the great-great-grandmother, was born July 8, 1903 in Mt. Carroll Township and died in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois on January 6, 1992.

Marilyn Getz Becker, the great-grandmother, was born in 1926.
Elaine Becker Morhardt, was born in 1946.
Dennis Morhardt, the father, was born in 1968.
Travis Morhardt was born in April 1991.


Contributed by Marilyn Becker/Alice Horner

Photo dated December 3, 1989. Chelsey Sisler is being held by her father, Scott Sisler.
Her grandmother, Beverly Becker Sisler Hufman, is standing next to her father.
Her great-grandmother, Marilyn Getz Becker, is seated on the left and her great-great-grandmother, Grace Downing Getz, is seated on the right.

Grace Downing Getz, the great-great-grandmother, was born July 8, 1903 in Mt. Carroll Township and died in Freeport, Stephenson County, Illinois on January 6, 1992.

Marilyn Getz Becker, the great-grandmother, was born in 1926
Beverly Becker Sisler Hufman, the grandmother, was born in 1945.
Scott Sisler, the father, was born in 1964.
Chelsey was born in July 1989.


Contributed by Marilyn Becker/ Alice Horner


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