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Nicolaus Peter Backes
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1813
Saarland, Germany
Death: Feb. 27, 1902
Richmond
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA

DEATH OF AN OLD SETTLER
NICHOLAS BACKES DIES AT THE FAMILY HOME NEAR COLD SPRING AT THE AGE OF NINETY YEARS

Nicholas Backes, who lived a mile from Cold Spring, died Thursday night, following a very brief illness. Up to a day or two before his death the old gentleman was up and around and walked to church last Sunday. He was almost 90 years old and was a pioneer settler of Stearns County. Four sons survive, all grown, John and Jacob Backes, of Richmond; Nich Backes, at Cold Spring; and Peter Backes, at Farming. In addition there are a number of other relatives throughout the county. The funeral was held from St. Boniface church at Cold Spring at 9:30 Saturday morning, and the remains of the pioneer were followed to their final resting place by a large number of relatives and friends.

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Nikolaus Backes was born in Nunkirchen, Germany, the son of Franz and Johannetta (Weyand) Backes. He married Barbara Becker November 11, 1841 in Nunkirchen.

Nikolaus and Barbara had 10 children:
Peter
Maria
Barbara (Klein)
Jacob
Johann
Elizabeth (Knaus)
Nikolaus
Margaret (Kirsch)
Nickolaus
Joseph

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Family research records show his date of birth as September 12, 1813 while his gravestone shows his dob as September 29, 1812, which I believe to be incorrect. His parents were married January 14, 1813.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Franz Backes (1779 - 1859)
  Johannetta Weyand Backes (1788 - 1864)
 
 Spouse:
  Barbara Becker Backes (1821 - 1908)
 
 Children:
  Peter Backes (1842 - 1933)*
  Maria Backes (1845 - 1857)*
  Anna Barbara Backes Klein (1847 - 1885)*
  Jacob Backes (1850 - 1927)*
  Johann Backes (1853 - 1909)*
  Elizabeth Backes Knaus (1857 - 1934)*
  Nikolaus Backes (1859 - 1859)*
  Margaret Backes Kirsch (1860 - 1950)*
  Nickolaus Backes (1863 - 1947)*
  Joseph J Backes (1865 - 1887)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nicolaus Peter Backes (1813 - 1902)
  Elizabeth Backes Schneider (1816 - ____)*
  Katherina Backes Paulus (1818 - ____)*
  John Nikolaus Backes (1820 - 1908)*
  Mathias Backes (1823 - ____)*
  Johannetta Backes Ganzer (1825 - 1908)*
  Franz Backes (1827 - 1891)*
  Peter Backes (1830 - 1834)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church Cemetery
Richmond
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: NE, B, 16
 
Maintained by: Brian Backes
Originally Created by: JT Evens-Simbeck
Record added: Feb 26, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13438484
Nicolaus Peter Backes
Added by: Brian Backes
 
Nicolaus Peter Backes
Added by: Brian Backes
 
Nicolaus Peter Backes
Added by: JT Evens-Simbeck
 
 
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Rest in peace. Your great-great-great grandson.
- Brian Backes
 Added: Oct. 1, 2009
 
 
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