Becker, Jacob Christian, Dd
Becker, Jacob Christian, D.D.
a German Reformed minister, son of Dr. C. L. Becker, of Baltimore, Md. He was born Jan. 14th, 1790. He studied theology with his father, and was licensed in 1808. He labored as pastor about three years in Manchester, Md., and the rest of his life in Northampton County, Penn. In 1839 he was elected by the synod of the German Reformed Church as Professor of Theology in its seminary, which call he declined, preferring to remain a pastor. Many German Reformed ministers studied with him. He was a learned man and an eloquent preacher. He died August 18th, 1858.