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Uriah Pierce Backensto
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Birth: Jul. 13, 1853
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1933
Ashland County
Ohio, USA

Uriah Pierce Backensto
Mansfield ,Father Succumbs: Servicers for U.P. Backensto to be held Sunday
Uriah Pierce Backensto, 80,father of Omar Backensto who resides near Mansfield, died last evening at the home of his daughter Mrs Chester Moore,one mile northeast of Savannah. Survivors are 2 daughters ,Mrs. Moore and Mrs Frank Bruce, of near Ashland, 2 sons Leo of near Ashland and Omar Backensto, 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted at the late home Sunday afternoon at 2:00 and at 2:30 at the Olivesburg church by Rev. Mervin Jenny. Burial in the Olivesburg Cemetry will be in charge of I.L.McQuate, funeral directors

By Berks shows Ulrich Backenstose farmer w/ 100 acres, 2 horses, 2 cows, 3 sheep Ulrich Bagenstose, ancestor of the Bagenstose family of Berks county, was probably a passenger on one of the ships that brought Swiss emigrants to Philadelphia in 1743. These emigrants followed the waters of the Schuylkill river until they came to what is now Centre township, Berks county. This district was formerly a part of the old Bern township, and among the list of taxables in 1752, we find the name of this pioneer settler. His long will is on record in Will Book B, p. 347, in which he disposes of a very large estate. It is written in English, the signature alone being in German "Ulrich Backenstoss." The document was made Nov. 20, 1793, and was entered for probate Jan. 20, 1794, therefore it is evident that his death occurred between those two dates. In item No. 1 in the will he makes abundant provision for his wife Catherine, among the things mentioned being: "Plenty of grapes from the one-acre vineyard; flax; one gallon apple-jack; one gallon run; plenty of potatoes; plenty of cider and vinegar; plenty of winter apples and wood; plenty of everything she needs." This she was to receive annually, in addition to money and a home. Other items were: son John to receive the plantation; son Henry to receive the plantation in Bethel township, Dauphin, now Lebanon, county; and Jacob to receive the other plantation of 100 acres situated in Bethel township. The will, which also mentioned children Elizabeth, Susanna, Catherine Eckel and Christina Moyer, was witnessed by Jacob Runkel and Jacob Himmelberger and the executors were John Bagenstose and George Sharff.
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  Elizabeth Edmonds Backensto (1854 - 1907)
  Leo Levi Backensto (1881 - 1950)*
  Omar Alzy Backensto (1882 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
New Olivesburg Cemetery
Richland County
Ohio, USA
Created by: R. Bowles-Meentzen
Record added: Oct 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78734041
Uriah Pierce Backensto
Added by: R. Bowles-Meentzen
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