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
Amy Jackson
Marriage: 15 February 1855
John Alphus Backes
Joseph Backes
Frances Marion Backus
Ira Frederick Backes
Nicholas Jackson Backes
Ella Backes
Mary Alice Backes

Spouse and Children

15 February 1855
Tazewell, Illinois, United States


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Parents and Siblings


    Anna Maria Willhelm




    Catharina Backes


    Mr. Mathias BACKES


    Petrus Backes


    Nicolaus Backes


    Gertrudis Backes


+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.

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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