|Birth: ||Mar. 10, 1834, Germany|
|Death: ||Oct. 25, 1926|
Conrad Henry Kaseberg, a well known retired wagon maker residing in Walla Walla, was bom in Germany, March 10, 1834, a son of Johannes and Mary Christina (Rumpf) Kaseberg, also natives of Germany, where they passed their entire lives.
Conrad Henry Kaseberg passed his boyhood and youth in his native country and there received his education. In 1857, when a young man, he crossed the Atlantic on a sailing vessel which docked at Baltimore, Maryland. From that city he removed to St. Louis, Missouri, whence, after a few weeks, he removed to Weston, Missouri, where his brother lived, and some three months later he went to St. Joseph, Missouri, wher.e he remained from October, 1857, to June, 1859. The following two years were spent in St. Louis, after which he went to California. In 1867 he left the Golden state and returned to St. Louis, where he was married and where he continued to live until 1871, his business being across the river in Venice, Illinois.
It was in that year that he came to Walla Walla county, Washington, and purchased the home where he still lives in the city of Walla Walla. He worked at the wagon maker's trade, which he had learned in Germany, having a shop at Second and Alder streets, until 1887, and lie then bought seven hundred acres of fine wheat land on Dry creek, 11 miles out of Walla Walla, which he operated for a time and which he still owns, deriving a gratifying income from its rental. He is a stockholder in the Farmers Savings Bank.
Mr. Kaseberg was married on Christmas day, 1867, to Miss Augusta D. Timmermeister, also a native of Germany, and they became the parents of one child, who, however, died in infancy. Mrs. Kaseberg passed away in February, 1912, and was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery. She was an active member of the Lutheran church and her life was that of a devout Christian. Mr. Kaseberg also belongs to that church and has never failed to give both his moral and financial support to its work.
Fraternally he is a member of the Odd Fellows lodge of Walla Walla. He is a republican in politics but his interest in public affairs is only that of a loyal citizen, though he served one year on the city council. He is a self-made man, having come to this country empty-handed, but through the opportunities here ofifered and his industry and good management he has gained financial independence. He has reached an advanced age but is still keen of mind and active of body and is accorded the honor due those who have behind them the record of a long and honorable life.
Source: Lyman's history of old Walla Walla County (1918) Author: William Denison Lyman, 1852-1920
History; Columbia County (Wash.)
Publisher: Chicago, Ill., S.J. Clarke Publishing Company
Augusta Dorothea Timmermeister Kaseberg (1841 - 1912)*
Mountain View Cemetery
Walla Walla County
Created by: Arthur Allen "Art" Moore...
Record added: May 29, 2011
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