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