|Birth: ||Nov. 30, 1844|
|Death: ||Jun. 27, 1921|
I did not know my great grandfather nor did I hear much about him. Whatever kind of person he was, he had some nice sons, especially, Carl. Curtis was also a very nice person.
Heiro Alkali Fauver a man who boldly faces the responsibilities of life and by determined and untiring energy, carves out for himself an honorable success and exerts a strong influence upon the lives of those who come into contact with him. Such men form the foundation of our republican institutions and are the pride of our civilization. To them, life is so real that the find no time for either vice or idleness. Their lives are bound up in their duties and they feel the weight of their citizenship. Such has been the career of the gentleman who name forms the caption of this paragraph, one of the best known men in local agricultural circles and, owing to his genial disposition and open heartedness, one of the most popular.
Heiro A. Fauver, who owns and operates a fine farm of eighty-one acres in Clinton Township, was born in Lorain County, Ohio in 1844 (30 Nov) and is the son of (Thomas) Walter and Alzina (Cornell) Fauver through whom he inherited sterling old German and French blood. The parents were farming folk in Lorain County, in connection with which they also raised stock and they were numbered among the successful and respected residents of that county. The subject was reared under the parental roof and secured his educational training in the common schools of Lorain County, then entering Berea Academy at the age of fifteen years and remaining there 1 1/2 years.
At the age of 18 years he began his independent career, gaining employment as a farm hand in tile neighborhood of his home. He was so employed for about a year and a half, when he moved to Henry County (Ohio), where he remained for three years, at the end of that time returning home and working for his father for a time. He then went to Defiance County, Ohio, where he engaged in farming a tract of about two thousand acres, which engaged his attention for about 2 1/2 years.
His next move was to Ridgeville (Corners), Henry, Ohio, where he bought a small farm of forth acres, to the operation of which, he devoted his attention until 1904, when he removed his present fine farm of eighty-one acres in Clinton Township (Fulton Co, Ohio). Here he carries on general farming, raising all the crops common to this section of the country, and has so ordered his affairs that he has been splendidly auccessful in his operations. The place is well improved with substantial and attractive buildings, the general appearance of the farm indication the owner to be a man of excellent judgement and sound discrimination.
Mr. Fauver has been married twice, first to Mary H. Dowd of Henry County, Ohio on (22 June 1868). She died in (April 1872), without issue and in 1872 (6 Nov) he was married to (Martha) Jennie Beckham, the daughter of Robert and Margaret Ann (Fleming) Beckham, also of Henry County. To this union have been born four children, three of whom are living.
Politically Mr. Fauver gives his support to the republican party, and has given intelligent attention to local public affairs. He has been honored by his fellow citizens by election to several of the township offices and discharged his official duties to the entire satisfaction of the community in which he lives. His religious affiliation is with the Methodist Episcopal Church, to which he gives liberal support. He has devoted his life to agricultural pursuits and by close application He has established those habits of industry and frugality which have insured his success in later years. Because of his success and his fine personal qualities, he enjoys to a marked degree the confidence and esteem of all who know him.
Sidenote: Heiro Alkali Fauver died 27 Jun 1921.
This article was first printed in "History of Fulton County" in the late 1910s.
There were a number of errors that I have corrected and put in brackets in the above article. One change made was the incorrect fact that Martha Jennie Beckham's parents were William and Hannah Beckham. The correct names are above in the article.
Thomas Walter Fauver (1819 - 1889)
Alzina Cornell Fauver (1820 - 1871)
Martha Jennie Beckham Fauver (1848 - 1938)
Mary H Dowd Fauver (1841 - 1872)*
Helen Pearl Fauver McIntosh (1878 - 1914)*
Carl Beckham Fauver (1882 - 1976)*
Curtis Walter Fauver (1883 - 1959)*
Charlie Clare Fauver (1885 - 1952)*
Narcissa S Fauver (1842 - 1865)*
Heiro Alkali Fauver (1844 - 1921)
Lorenzo Thomas Fauver (1847 - 1865)*
Dillon Adelbert Fauver (1849 - 1938)*
Harriet Agatha Fauver Keyes (1857 - 1914)*
Thomas Donaldson Fauver (1882 - 1953)**
Wauseon Union Cemetery
Created by: Judy Miller
Record added: May 05, 2011
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