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Gertrude Willenbring Backes
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Birth: Jun. 17, 1873
Farming
Stearns County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jan. 30, 1937
Renville County
North Dakota, USA

Gertrude Willenbring was born June 17, 1873, the 4th child of Joseph and Susan (Klosterman) Willenbring. On May 18, 1897, she married John Backes at Farming, Minnesota. They had 3 children while living in Farming, and in 1902, the family moved to North Dakota. They homesteaded in Muskego township, 2 miles northeast of the current Lake Darling dam, and raised 8 children, Leonard, Grace, Arnold, Alfonse, Norbert, George, Joseph and Louise. Arnold became a priest and both daughters became nuns. Grace became Sister Rose Gertrude and Louise became Sister Helen.

She died Saturday, January 30, 1937, at her home after a long battle with cancer. Sister Rose Gertrude came home and ministered to her mother for the last two months of her life. At her funeral, her son, Arnold, said the mass.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Joseph Carl Willenbring (1836 - 1922)
  Susan Klostermann Willenbring (1845 - 1924)
 
 Spouse:
  John Backes (1872 - 1950)*
 
 Children:
  Leonard Peter Backes (1898 - 1977)*
  Rose Gertrude (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)*
  Helen (Louisa Benedicta) Backes (1913 - 2014)*
 
 Siblings:
  Francis Henry Willenbring (1866 - 1955)*
  Mary Willenbring Ramler (1869 - 1895)*
  Anna Willenbring Engelhard (1871 - 1940)*
  Gertrude Willenbring Backes (1873 - 1937)
  Josephine Willenbring Fuchs (1875 - 1958)*
  Henry Charles Willenbring (1877 - 1949)*
  Joseph Willenbrink (1879 - 1933)*
  Benedicta C Willenbring Backes (1881 - 1957)*
  John Bernard Willenbring (1885 - 1964)*
 
*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# 7029066
Gertrude <i>Willenbring</i> Backes
Added by: Brian Backes
 
Gertrude <i>Willenbring</i> Backes
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Gertrude <i>Willenbring</i> Backes
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- Bob L.
 Added: May. 29, 2012

-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 28, 2011
Rest in peace. Your great grandson.
- Brian Backes
 Added: Oct. 1, 2009
 
 
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