M. Backhaus Laid To Rest
Relatives here received the sad news on Saturday, that Mrs. Louis (Mary) Backhaus, aged 78, had passed away at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. John Suel in New Holstein. Mrs. Backhaus had been residing at New Holstein for the past year and a half. She passed away on Friday evening.
The deceased was born in Germany on September 3, 1865, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hansen. She came to America with her parents at the age of 18 years, and settled some three miles north of New Holstein.
Later the family moved to Thorp, where she was united in marriage with Louis Backhaus on June 19, 1888. They continued to make their home there until 1917, when they disposed the farm and moved to Kiel. Mr. Backhaus passed away December 17, 1934.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. John Suel of New Holstein, and a brother George Hansen of Thorp.
From Calumet county death records:
Mary Backhaus nee Hansen (v.11 p.105)
Sept. 3, 1865-May 9, 1942
Wife of Louis Backhaus
Daughter of William Hansen (born Germany) and Catherine Jess (born Germany)
Died from "coronary occlusion, sudden –arteriosclerois –cardiac asthma"
Buried at Rockville Cemetery, Town of Schleswig, Manitowoc County
William Henry Hansen (1837 - 1916)
Catherine Jens Hansen (1833 - 1923)
Louis Backhaus (1863 - 1934)
Mary Hansen Backhaus (1865 - 1942)
Katherine Hansen Suel (1872 - 1960)*
wife of Louis Backhaus
Created by: Rose Mohnsam
Record added: Mar 02, 2010
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