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Wenzel Fastner
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Birth: Sep. 8, 1841
Vimperk, Czech Republic
Death: May 3, 1905
Marathon County
Wisconsin, USA

May 11, 1905 obituaries in the Athens Record, Athens, Marathon County, Wisconsin:
Wenzel Fastner died at his home near Corinth on Wednesday of last week and was buried Saturday, services being held at Holy Redeemer's church. Mr. Fastner was 64 years of age and leaves behind him a wife and nine children.
The cause of Mr. Fastner's death was strangulated hernia. Drs. McCarthy, Colliver and Swan performed an operation upon him Wednesday afternoon, but it was too late, and the old gentleman passed away shortly after. He was a well known farmer and had many friends.

Wenzel Fastner died Wednesday of last week at his home two miles west of Corinth. The remains were interred at Athens Saturday. The deceased leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his departure.
Wenzel Fastner's parents were Johann Fastner and Magdalena Hany. Wenzel was born in Neugebäu, Kreis Winterberg, Bohemia (now Czech Republic).

Wenzel and his parents, and most likely any living siblings (Joseph, Eleanora, and John) emigrated from Bohemia to Bukovina around 1841 to 1844. Four siblings were born in Gurahumora, Gurahumora county, Bukovina: Rosalia Fastner (married to Andreas Sporniak), Johann, Barbara, and Maria.

Wenzel's wife was Catherine Niga. They were married October 2, 1875 in Solka, Kreis Suczawa, Bukovina, Austrian Empire. The first 8 of their 12 children were born in Solka, Bukovina: Christophicia, a son (Peter?), Anna, Leopold (Louis), Mary, Josephine, Philomine, and Amelia (Sister Alodia).

The Wenzel and Catherine Fastner family, and Wenzel's parents emigrated to America on June 18, 1887, arriving at the Port of New York. Rosalia Fastner and Andreas Sporniak and children remained in Solka, Bukovina.

From New York the Fastner family went to Milwaukee where Wenzel had a tailor shop. The next 2 children were born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Julia, Clara. During this time, Wenzel's mother Magdalena Hany Fastner died and was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Milwaukee. It is unknown when or where the father of Wenzel died, the date is estimated between 1887 to 1895.

The family then moved to Yuma, Yuma County, Colorado from about 1892 to 1895. At the courthouse in Wray, Colorado, is where Wenzel declared his intention to become a citizen on Jan. 5, 1892. The next child was born in Yuma, Colorado: William.

About 1896 to 1897, the family moved back to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a short time, then moved to a homestead near Milan corners in Johnson Township, Marathon County, Wisconsin.

The last child, Eulalia (Lillie) was born in 1897 and died in 1898 at Athens, Marathon County, Wisconsin.

Catherine Niga Fastner's memorial page is here: 
Family links: 
  Magdalena Hany Fastner (1810 - 1889)
  Catherine Mary Niga Fastner (1855 - 1941)*
  Anna Fastner Geib (1873 - 1935)*
  Louis Engelbert Fastner (1875 - 1960)*
  Mary Valeria Fastner Bauer (1881 - 1945)*
  Josephine M Fastner Schopf (1882 - 1961)*
  Philomine Fastner Seefeld (1884 - 1972)*
  Amelia (M. Alodia) Fastner (1886 - 1973)*
  Julia T Fastner Furtmann (1889 - 1973)*
  Clara J Fastner Pecher (1891 - 1985)*
  William J Fastner (1894 - 1971)*
  Eulalia Katherine Fastner (1897 - 1898)*
*Calculated relationship
Calvary Cemetery
Marathon County
Wisconsin, USA
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Created by: DebbieBlau
Record added: Nov 09, 2008
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Wenzel Fastner
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