Joseph Backes

22 May 1832–16 March 1905 (Age 72)
Hasborn, Ottweiler, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Backes was born on 22 May 1832, in Hasborn, Ottweiler, Rhineland, Prussia, Germany, his father, Mathias Backes, was 48 and his mother, Anna Maria Willhelm, was 35. He married Amy Jackson on 15 February 1855, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cuming, Nebraska, United States in 1870 and West Point, Cuming, Nebraska, United States in 1880. He died on 16 March 1905, in Republican City, Harlan, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Republican City Cemetery, Republican City, Harlan, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Backes
1832–1905
Amy Jackson
1836–1910
Marriage: 15 February 1855
John Alphus Backes
1857–1930
Joseph Backes
1860–
Frances Marion Backus
1861–1928
Ira Frederick Backes
1863–1927
Nicholas Jackson Backes
1865–1943
Ella Backes
1868–
Mary Alice Backes
1869–1948

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 February 1855
Tazewell, Illinois, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    Male1784–1847Male

    Anna Maria Willhelm

    Female1796–1847Female

siblings

(14)

    Catharina Backes

    Female1815–Female

    Mr. Mathias BACKES

    Male1819–Male

    Petrus Backes

    Male1821–1825Male

    Nicolaus Backes

    Male1824–Male

    Gertrudis Backes

    Female1826–1830Female

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1846

Age 14

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1852 · The Book of Mormon Published in German

Age 20

On May 25, 1852, the Book of Mormon is published in German.

Name Meaning

1 German: variant of Backhaus .2 Possibly a variant of English Backus .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph Backus, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Joseph Backes, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joseph Bockus, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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