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Default Albert Backert - did he emigrate?

When I was working on the Backert section of the "Cast of Thousands" I was never able to find a date of death for Backert. The article might explain this, as it intimates that he intended to emigrate.

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Hi Chris,
I did post a bit of this Bachert stuff but it was on JTR forums and spread over a couple of different threads, mainly to do with Albert's politics and the radicals involvement with the WVC. I think he most likely did emigrate myself too, after briefly and unsuccessfully trying to revive his political career in Bristol, he disappears from press mention altogether....and that wasn't like Albert at all!
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There is a memorial to an Albert Backert in the Tyrol region of Austria. The inscription reads:


Member of the section of ski of the Club from Vosge of Guebwiller which got lost in the snow and the fog in Glashütte to die from exhaustion on this place, on February 18th, 1911. (Vosges)
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Amazing what comes to light. No jokes about him having been on a slippery slope.
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Yes! The memorial is not in Tyrol but Glashutte, Germany. Here is the memorial:
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There is a memorial to an Albert Backert in the Tyrol region of Austria. The inscription reads:


Member of the section of ski of the Club from Vosge of Guebwiller which got lost in the snow and the fog in Glashütte to die from exhaustion on this place, on February 18th, 1911. (Vosges)
I guess that Backert was the only one to die of exhaustion at that spot. The wording suggested that the section of the ski group got lost (more than one person) and died, but only Albert's name is on the monument.

It is not so unusual to find an individual involved in two tragedies like Backert was. One of the U.S. soldiers who fought in the action at Little Big Horn on June 1876 was an Italian immigrant named De Rudio. He had been a prisoner in Devil's Island for being one of the members of Felice Orsini's February 1858 attempt on the life of Napoleon III that killed about 14 people (but not the Emperor or his wife Eugenie), but managed to escape and reach the U.S. He died in the 1890s in San Francisco.

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Capt. Charles De Rudio died in Pasadena, California in 1910 (Custer in '76; Walter Camp, ed. Kenneth Hammer). His tale is MUCH more interesting that Mayering tells it in his short comment. (Not quite as involved as Peter Thompson's, though.)
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