|Birth: ||Oct. 3, 1873|
|Death: ||Dec. 24, 1951|
Mrs. Martha Backhaus, 78, wife of the late Henry Backhaus, died late this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lillie Platz of Howards Grove. Death was the result of a lingering illness.
Born in Germany on Oct. 3, 1873, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Casper, she came to America at the age of 15 with her parents, moving directly to Kiel.
On Dec. 26, 1894, she married Mr. Backhaus in Kiel. The couple resided in Kiel for 13 years, farmed in Town Rhine until selling their farm in 1939, and living in Kiel after their retirement. For the past 10 years Mrs. Backhaus had made her home with her daughter following her husband's death in 1941.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Platz andMrs. Arno Manz, and a son, Lester, all of Howards Grove. A daughter died in infancy and a son, Roland, in 1932.
A brother, Paul, of Fond du Lac, also survives along with nine grand-children and four great-grandchildren
Henry J Backhaus (1871 - 1941)
Erna Backhaus Manz (1896 - 1982)*
Lilly A Backhaus Platz (1898 - 1978)*
Roland H Backhaus (1905 - 1932)*
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Mar 02, 2010
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