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Jacob Joseph Kasper

  • Birth 2 Apr 1851 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 11 May 1929 Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
  • Memorial ID 20483121

Jacob Kasper was the son of Nicholas & Frances Gebb Kasper; husband of Elizabeth Schutz Kasper, daughter of Andrew & Elizabeth Killion Schutz of Germany. Jacob & Elizabeth had 15 children. They are:
1) Mathias "Matt" Augustine Kasper (1878-1960)
2) Frances E. Kasper (1879-1916)
3) Cecelia Mary Kasper (1881-1891)
4) Mary Philomena Kasper (1882-1959)
5) Francis Joseph Kasper (1883-1933)
6) Wilhelm Kasper (1885-1886)
7) Louise Anna Kasper (1886-1920)
8) Elizabeth P. Kasper (1888-1926)
9) Mathilda "Tillie" T. Kasper (1889-1984)
10) Aloysius Francis Kasper (1891-?)
11) Kathryn R. Kasper (1892-1982)
12) Margaret Cristine Kasper (1894-1953)
13) Agnes Marie Kasper (1897-1900)
14) Joseph Frederick Kasper (1899-1966)
15) Anthony Philip Kasper (1902-1074)

Obituary
Madison Herald
Monday, May 13, 1929
Jacob J. Kasper
Well Known Citizen and Retired Business Man Passed Away Saturday Evening After Long Illness

Jacob J. Kasper, for many years a prominent citizen of Madison, passed away at 6 o'clock Saturday evening at his home, 755 West Main Street, after an illness covering a period of seven years. During the past few weeks, Mr. Kasper's illness became acute and he gradually grew weaker until the end, which was not unexpected.

The deceased was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., seventy-eight years ago last April. He was a son of Nicholas and Frances Kasper and came to Madison in 1884 as superintendent of the Eagle Cotton Mills, which was moved to this city from Pittsburgh at that time. The moving of the equipment of the cotton mill required eight freight cars, which was the largest single shipment of freight ever brought to Madison. Mr. Kasper superintended installation of the machinery and served as superintendent of the mill for many years. Later he took over the Taylor-Hitz flour mill and bakery and conducted his business successfully for twenty-five years. He retired a few years ago on account of ill health.

During his many years in the milling business, Mr. Kasper traveled extensively through southern Indiana and Kentucky and had a wide acquaintance throughout this section. Mr. Kasper served one term on the City Council as a representative from the old Second Ward and was always prominently identified with civic affairs. He was a member of St. Mary's church and a charter member of Madison Council Knights of Columbus. He also belonged to the Chamber of Commerce and held membership in the Rotary Cub while his health permitted.

Mr. Kasper was a man among men. It was his inborn characteristic and good fortune to at once gain respect, admiration, and love of all with whom he came in contact. He was genial, kind and loving; full of warmth for everyone; appreciative of the kindly spirit that was manifested toward him from time to time with a keen sense of integrity and justice and a generous appreciation of his fellow men. Because of these qualities he early gained recognition and early age found him climbing the ladder of success.

He was married in Pittsburgh to Miss Elizabeth Shutz, and the couple celebrated their golden wedding anniversary two years ago on May 8th. Besides the widow, he is survived by a number of children.

Funeral services will be held at St. Mary's church Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock and will be in charge of Rev. Anthony Kasper, of Terre Haute, a son of the decedent. The interment will be in St. Joseph's Cemetery.


Madison Herald
Wednesday, May 15, 1929
Funeral of J. J. Kasper

There was a large gathering of mourning relatives and sympathizing friends at the funeral of the late J. J. Kasper, a well-known citizen who died at his home on West Main Street last Saturday, and which took place at St. Mary's church at 8 o'clock this morning. A solemn High Mass was celebrated by Mr. Kasper's son, Rev. Anthony Kasper, of Terre Haute, for the repose of the decedent's soul, and he was assisted by Rev. Boland, of Terre Haute, as deacon, Rev. Doyle, of Columbus, as sub-deacon, and Rev. Charles Gerdon as master of ceremonies. Rev. Charles Bilger and Rev. Paul Bleuel were in the sanctuary. St. Mary's choir furnished appropriate music for the funeral services.

Following the church services, the remains were conveyed to St. Joseph's Cemetery, North Walnut Street and laid to rest in the family burial lot with the following friends serving as pall bearers: Honorary: William H. Horuff, Gus Yunker, A. P. Clements, of Cannelton, Phillip Birck, of Richmond; Active: Thomas Walsh, Elmer E. Scott, C. G. Hunger, William A. Bierck, Joseph F. Niesse, John B. Niesse.


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  • Created by: Avis Taylor-DuPree
  • Added: 16 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20483121
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Joseph Kasper (2 Apr 1851–11 May 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20483121, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Avis Taylor-DuPree (contributor 46922390) .