Brittney Kaase and William Beckmann, Beaufort, announce the birth of a son, Jaxon Joseph Beckmann. Born July 4, 2013, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Creve Coeur, he weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces.

Jaxon joins a brother, Jordan Beckmann, 2 1/2.

Grandparents are Larkie and Patti Kaase, Beaufort, and Jim Beckmann Sr., Sullivan. Great-grandparents are Ralph and RaeAnn Kaase, Beaufort, Joseph and Rose Landing and Ruth Beckmann, all of Union.