Bio: Backus, Louis & Harriet (1880)

Transcriber: Janet

1880 Mentor Township, Clark Co., WI Federal Census

Louis Backus @42, b. NY, Farmer, Father b. NY, Mother b. CT

Wife: Harriet @35, b. NY, Keeps House, Parents b. NY

Son: Frank @15, b. WI, Student

Son: Arthur @4, b. WI



Re: Bio: Backus, Louis & Harriet (1880)

Transcriber: dorothy gentleman

Just searching for info on my Grandfather, Louis Henry Backus, I think was born at Ottawa, Il in the late 1800's. I have some info on him but not enough to satisfy my curiosity. He had brothers who performed 'blackface vaudeville' with him in Chicago. He married my Grandmother and they had 4 children, including my mother. There MAY be a relationship here, but I'm not sure. He and my grandmother divorced in the 1920's and I do not know much about it all.



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