Adam Caspary Sr.

Adam Caspary Sr.

Villmar, Landkreis Limburg-Weilburg, Hessen, Germany
Death 8 Mar 1907 (aged 71)
Oshkosh, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Beaver Dam, Dodge County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 32644428 · View Source
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Adam came to Beaver Dam late in the 1850's and bought a wagon shop from William SAVAGE. He made heavy wagons and sleighs, making the former during the Civil War for the Army. Later Adam became involved in other ventures, like the tavern and soft drink business. He was twice married, his first wife, Maria FLACH, dying in 1869, after which he soon married Mrs. Agnes FLACH. As near as I can tell, Adam was the father of seventeen children by his two wives.
OBITUARY: Beaver Dam Argus, Friday, March 15, 1907, page 5.

DIED - CASPARY - At St. Mary's Hospital, Oshkosh, Wis., at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, March 8, 1907, of disease of the bladder, Mr. Adam Caspary, aged 71 years, 5 months and 17 days.

The deceased was born in Vilimer, on der lahn, Germany, on September 21st, 1835. He came to the United States in 1854, locating in Milwaukee, where he lived for five years, coming to Beaver Dam in 1859, where he has since resided. On February 8, 1857, he was united in marriage with Miss Marie Flach, in Milwaukee, who died about twelve years later. Five children were born to them, of whom two survive. They are Mrs. Anton M. Lohr of Milwaukee and Miss Catherine Caspary of Beaver Dam. The deceased are Adam Caspary, Jr., who died in Milwaukee, and Mrs. Charles Nowack and Mrs. James Welch, who died in this city.

He was united in marriage the second time in Beaver Dam, to Mrs. Agnes Flach on July 13, 1869, who survives him. The children of this union who survive are: Mrs. George Karl, Mrs. A. L. Henninger, Mrs. Joseph Veling, Mrs. John Good, Miss Regina Caspary and John Caspary all of this city, and Frank Caspary of Chicago.

Mr. Caspary was a member of our city council for several terms, and was assessor two terms, and supervisor from the First ward, for several years. In an early day he conducted a wagon shop, and also a soda water bottling works. He was one of the organizers of Harder's Band and the Germania Fire company, and for many years was an active member in both organizations. He was also foreman of Hose company No. 7, of the old volunteer firemen in Milwaukee, while he resided in that city.

He was one of the oldest members of St. Peter's congregation, and an honored member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin Branch 48, and of St. Peter's Benevelont society, both societies and Harder's Band attending his funeral, which was held from St. Peter's church at 9 a.m. Monday.


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