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John Caspar Faas, Sr
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Birth: Apr. 5, 1835
Reutlingener Landkreis
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Mar. 22, 1911
Lewis County
Washington, USA

Johann Kaspar Faas was born in the Reutlingen district of what was then the Kingdom of Württemberg. He was the 7th child and 4th son of Georg Friederich & Anna Maria Benz Faas.

Joh. Caspar Faas boarded the SS Cumberland in Le Havre, France, He arrived at Castle Gardens in New York on 5 Mar 1856. By 1860 he was living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he made his home until 1888 when he went west.

John Caspar's first wife was Bridget Fox. Of the four children born to them, only two survived to adulthood: John Caspar Faas, Jr. & Mary Jane Faas.

After Bridget Faas's death, John Caspar married Bertha Yauchler. Of the six children born to the, five survived to adulthood: George F., Charles Henry, Katherine "Kate," William "Wee," and Frank Adolph.

After a time in Leadville, Colorado, John Caspar bought land in eastern Lewis County, Washington. Bertha and the younger children soon followed. John Caspar, Jr. and Mary Jane remained in Philadelphia.

John Caspar Faas, Sr., died as the result of an accident while blasting stumps to clear a field. A charge did not go off, and after waiting some time, he went to see what had happened. As he bent over the stump, the charge of dynamite went off in his face. He was transported 35 miles to the hospital in Chehalis--a door being used as a stretcher--where he later died. 
Family links: 
  Georg Friederich Faas (1799 - ____)
  Anna Maria Benz Faas (1806 - ____)
  Bridget Fox Faas (1839 - 1865)
  Bertha Yauchler Faas (1847 - 1924)
  George Faas (1859 - 1862)*
  John Caspar Faas (1861 - 1921)*
  Mary Ann Faas (1863 - 1863)*
  Mary Jane Faas Schweitzer (1864 - 1953)*
  Charles Henry Faas. (1867 - 1930)*
  George F. Faas (1868 - 1900)*
  Katherine Faas Banes (1871 - 1946)*
  Frank Adolph Faas (1876 - 1930)*
  "Baby Girl" Faass (1881 - 1881)*
  Mary Faas (1826 - 1911)*
  George Frederick Faas (1828 - 1910)*
  John Caspar Faas (1835 - 1911)
  Bertha Faas (1842 - 1883)*
*Calculated relationship
Alpha Cemetery
Lewis County
Washington, USA
Plot: Sec 1 E 35
Maintained by: BethBrysonBrown
Originally Created by: Willie Dee
Record added: Apr 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68826339
John Caspar Faas, Sr
Added by: Nancy Steklenburg Faas
John Caspar Faas, Sr
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