Biography of Frederick Backer
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Backer, Frederick, was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, November 27, 1816, coming to the United States in 1844. For two years he remained in the city of New York, but in 1846 he removed to Elmira, where he married. April 29, 1857, Anna R. Kokoska, formerly of Grodense, West Prussia, by whom he has had flve children. Two died in infancy and three survive: Martin, born August 5, 1859; Philipena C., born March 8, 1864, who married Frank A. Bowne; and George, born June 13, 1866, who is now supervisor of the Third ward. The Sons are conducting a grocery and meat market and Star carpet cleaning establishment on Sullivan street under the firm name of Backer Brothers & Bowne.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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