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William Casper Herps
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1822
Death: Apr. 11, 1900

An Old Citizen Passes Away

Casper Herps died, after a long illness of a complication of diseases at his home in Leaches last Wednesday. Age - 77 years, 8 months and 15 days . In many respects Mr. Herpes was the most remarkable man that ever lived in Bullitt County and the fact that he held public office in the county for an unbroken period of forty years shows in what high esteem he was held by his fellow citizens. He was born in Rugheim Germany on Aug. 26, 1822 and came to America in 1841. He was an expert surveyor, and a fine mathematician, having graduated in the high School of Germany at the age of 18. He was a great student of economics and a man of very wide information. In 1861 he was married to Miss Susan Shoptaw and lived in Shepherdsville during the greater part of the Civil war, in the house now occupied by Chas. Carroll, having been driven away from his farm by guerrillas. His wife died in 1887, since which time he has steadily declined in health. Mr Herps was an honest, upright man, a good citizen and was Very kind to the poor. Casper Herps died 11 April, 1900 at 5:45P.M. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Susan M Shoptaw Herps (1835 - 1887)
 
 Children:
  William Casper Herps (1868 - 1926)*
  George B Herps (1870 - 1954)*
  Thomas W Herps (1872 - 1907)*
  Leslie Herps (1895 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cedar Grove Cemetery
Cedar Grove
Bullitt County
Kentucky, USA
 
Created by: Lin
Record added: Sep 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21693651
 

Rest in peace
- Lin
 Added: Oct. 2, 2007
 
 
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