BECK, Julius Augustus, son of John and Joannna Beck, was born April 2, 1831, in Lititz, Lancaster county, Pa., and was educated at the Lititz academy, of which his father, John Beck, was principal. In early life he devoted himself to the art of sculpture, and in 1855 visited Italy for the purpose of perfecting himself in that branch of the fine arts. In 1861 he turned his attention to portrait and landscape painting. He married Miss Susan Maria Kepple, daughter of Henry and Catherine Kepple, of Lancaster, Pa., and their children are: Abraham Raphael, Catherine Augusta, Henry Kepple, John, Martin Augustus, Marion, Edith, Isabella, and Mary Alice.
Historical Review of Dauphin County
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