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John Backes
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Birth: Dec. 10, 1872
Farming
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1950
Harvey
Wells County
North Dakota, USA

John Backes, 77, died Monday, June 5th in a Harvey hospital where he had been a patient for a month.

John Backes was born at Farming, Minnesota, December 10, 1872, the 3rd child of Peter and Anna Marie (Bock) Backes. He married Gertrude Willenbring May 18, 1897, at Farming. The family came to North Dakota in 1902. They homesteaded near Foxholm and raised their 8 children. He farmed there until 1945 when he retired to Minot. Two and a half years before his death, he moved to Harvey where his sons, Al and George, lived. Funeral services were held at St. Henry's Catholic Church, rural Foxholm.


John and Gertrude had 8 children:
Leonard Peter
Grace M. (Sister Rose Gertrude)
Arnold H.
Alfonse Valentine
Norbert H.
George Andrew
Joseph J.
Louisa Benedicta (Sister Helen)




 
 
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 Parents:
  Peter Backes (1842 - 1933)
  Anna Maria Bock Backes (1849 - 1914)
 
 Spouse:
  Gertrude Willenbring Backes (1873 - 1937)
 
 Children:
  Leonard Peter Backes (1898 - 1977)*
  Crescentia M Backes (1900 - 1973)*
  Arnold H Backes (1902 - 1953)*
  Alfonse Valentine Backes (1904 - 1984)*
  Norbert H Backes (1906 - 1923)*
  George Andrew Backes (1908 - 1976)*
  Joseph J Backes (1911 - 1959)*
  Louisa Benedicta Backes (1913 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maria Backes Evens (1869 - 1956)*
  Henry Backes (1871 - 1960)*
  John Backes (1872 - 1950)
  Jacob Backes (1875 - 1875)*
  Elizabeth Backes (1876 - 1876)*
  Joseph T Backes (1877 - 1950)*
  Elizabeth Maria Backes Willenbring (1879 - 1918)*
  Nicklaus Backes (1881 - 1881)*
  Anna Mary Backes Nett (1883 - 1966)*
  William Backes (1887 - 1891)*
  Barbara Helena Backes Willenbring (1888 - 1973)*
  Michael Backes (1890 - 1979)*
  Franz Aloys Backes (1895 - 1911)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Henrys Cemetery
Renville County
North Dakota, USA
 
Maintained by: Brian Backes
Originally Created by: Herb Schwede
Record added: Dec 23, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7029070
John Backes
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John Backes
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John Backes
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Rest in peace. Your great grandson.
- Brian Backes
 Added: Oct. 1, 2009
 
 
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