This is the tombstone of Henry C. and Rosa A. Becher, located in row 6 of Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Chattanooga, Mercer County, Ohio. The marker is inscribed:
The records of Zion Chatt give the following vital information about Henry and Rosa:
Heinrich Conrad Becher was born to Johannes and Anna Maria (Becker) Becher on 21 April 1866 in Mercer County. He was baptized 19 May 1866, with Conrad and Margaretha Haffner as witnesses. His father was born in Thuisbrun, District Oberfranken, Bavaria, and his mother was born in Bethleham, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Heinrich died of a brain tumor on 27 April 1906, at the age of 40 years and 6 days and was buried on the 29th. Survivors included 4 brothers, 4 sisters, his father and mother and 3 children.
Rosina Anna Schlenker was born 10 December 1871 in Liberty Township, Mercer County, Ohio, to Johannes and Magdalena (Betzel) Schlenker. She was baptized 8 March 1872, with Friedrich Betzel and wife as sponsors. Rosina’s father was born in Schwenningen, Würtemberg, and her mother in Butler County, Ohio. Rosina was confirmed 18 April 1886 and this record gives her date of birth as 11 December.
Heinrich Becher, age 28, and Rosina Schlenker, age 23, were married at Zion’s rectory on 29 March 1894. Witnesses to their marriage were Friedrich Merkle and Emilie Becker.
They had the following children:
Carrie Louise (23 Feb 1898-2 Dec 1988) married Theodore M. Leininger.
Ida Freda (25 May 1901-4 Jan 1933) married William Byers.
Martha Marie (14 Nov 1905-2 Mar 2001) married Troy Woodruff.
Rosa Becher Dies Tuesday
Mrs. Rosa Becher, 92, widow of Henry Becher, R. 1, Rockford, died before noon Tuesday in Gibbons Hospital, where she had been admitted Monday following a stroke and a fall at her home.
The Ketcham and Ripley Funeral Home in Rockford has charge of arrangements and friends may call there after 1 p.m. Thursday until noon Friday when the body will be taken to Zion Lutheran Church in Chattanooga to lie in state until the time of the rites.
Mrs. Becher was born December 11, 1871 near Chattanooga and had spent her entire life in that community. Her parents were the late John and Mary Betzel Schlenker, pioneers of that area.
She was married in 1894 and her husband died in 1906. One daughter, Freda, and 11 brothers and sisters have also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Theodore Leininger, who resided with her mother for the last 45 years, and Mrs. Troy Woodruff, both of R. 1, Rockford. There are five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Frank Spriggs of R.R., Celina.
Mrs. Becher was a life member of Zion Lutheran Church where rites will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Arnold Green will officiate and burial will be made in the church cemetery. 
 The Daily Standard, Celina, Ohio, 1 April 1964, p.1.
Old photos courtesy of Dorothy Jean (Leininger) Hellworth.