|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1862|
Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
|Death: ||Dec. 17, 1928|
Kasper Thain Jr. was born in Massbach, Bavaria, Germany. He was the son of Kasper Thain Sr. and Ottilia (Dittmar) Thain. He was 18 years old when he left Massbach, with his parents and six brothers and sisters, traveling to Bremen, where they took a ship for America, landing in Baltimore on 7 October 1880. From there the family made their way to Jo Daviess County, Illinois where his grandfather, Lorenz Thain had settled many years prior with other members of the Thain family. They resided in a basically German community made up of a number of people from the Massbach, Germany area, thus the name of their town was also Massbach.
When Kasper Jr. was about 20 the family left Illinois and moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas. It was here that he worked on the family farm. He may have more than once taken herds of cattle up north into Kansas, crossing over the Indian lands. One a trip he was asked for payment for crossing their lands and gave them one of his cattle. It was while on this trip that he was cared from by some of the Indians when he was thrown from his horse and broke his leg. He remained in their care until he was able to move along on his own. He eventually decided to move to Oklahoma after visiting a brother who had claimed land during the Cherokee Strip race.
It was here that he eventually married Julia Ulm in 1902. He remained on his farm where he raised eleven children.
Lahoma Mennonite Cemetery
Created by: charlott jones
Record added: May 14, 2011
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