From History of Huntington County, Indiana, 1887
Jerman Beck, farmer and stock raiser, was born August 29, 1826, in Mifflin County, Penn., and is the eldest son of Henry and Mary A. (Beighel) Beck, natives of Maryland and Pennsylvania, respectively. Henry Beck was a miller by occupation, and followed the trade until 1833, at which time he emigrated to Montgomery County, Ohio and engaged in farming. He died in that county a number of years ago. Jerman Beck was seven years of age when his parents moved to Ohio. He grew to manhood in Montgomery County, that State, and assisted his father on the farm until his twenty-second year, attending school at intervals in the meantime. He began farming for himself in 1846, and four years later came to Huntington County, Ind., and located on the farm where he still resides in Jackson Township. He purchased his land in 1849, and for several years worked early and late in order to develop a home, an undertaking at that time attended with many difficulties. He finally succeeded in making a good farm of 160, which to-day is one of the best places int he township. He was married August 13th, 1848, to Miss Mariah Christian, of Huntingdon County, Penn., by whom he had four children: Joseph, Mary C., Samuel and Sarah A. Beck. Mrs. Beck died November 8, 1859. Mr. Beck's second wife was Lydia Angelmire, who was born in Columbiana County, Ohio, March 13, 1839, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Good) Angelmire, of Pennsylvania. She was the mother of two children, viz.: William H. and Eva B. Beck, and departed this life on the 9th day of November, 1870. December 3, 1875, Mr. Beck married Margaret Angelmire, sister of his second wife. She was born in Ohio, March 24, 1843. Mr. Beck is a Republican in politics, and a strong advocate of the temperance reform. He and wife are worthy members of the German Beptist Church.