Casper Voll

Casper Voll

Poppenhausen, Landkreis Schweinfurt, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
Death 21 Jun 1907 (aged 72)
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial West Chicago, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Plot Lot 115
Memorial ID 63078225 · View Source
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Caspar [sic, recte Casper] Voll, who is engaged in general merchandising in Turner, is a native of Germany. He was born in Poppenhausen, Bavaria, on the 7th of May, 1835, and is one of seven children, whose parents, Casper J. and Barbara (Kirchner) Voll, were also natives of the Fatherland. Of the four sons and three daughters, only two are now living, our subject and Margaret, wife of Martin Stark, of Wheaton. The father of this family was a hotel-keeper and farmer in Germany. In 1847 he determined to seek a home in the New World, and crossing the broad Atlantic to America, took up his residence in DuPage County, just north of Wheaton, where he died about a year later, at the age of sixty. His wife survived him about fifteen years. They were both members of the Catholic Church.

In taking up the personal history of our subject, we present to our readers the life record of one of the enterprising and progressive citizens of this community. He was a lad of twelve years when he accompanied his parents on their emigration to America. The greater part of his education was acquired previous to leaving his native land. His father had three hundred acres a mile and a-half north of Wheaton, and after his death our subject managed and controlled the farm for his mother until she was again married. About 1857 he began merchandising at Winfield Station, where he remained until 1866, when he came to Turner and opened a store at this place. During the long years of his business connection with Turner he has always been known as a man of upright principle and integrity of character, who has the confidence and high regard of all.

In December, 1859, was celebrated the marriage of Mr. Voll and Miss Elizabeth M., daughter of John and Mary (Brennan) Murray. She died August 7, 1870, in the faith of the Catholic Church, of which Mr. Voll is also a member. He was again married, October 28, 1871 [sic], his second union being with Miss Jennie Crombie Beard, daughter of Asa M. and Lucy Jane (Trull) Beard. Two children have been born unto them, John A. and Charles W.

In his social relations our subject is connected with Amity Lodge No. 472, A. F. & A. M.; Doric Chapter No. 166, R. A. M. ; and the order of the Eastern Star, to which his wife also belongs. In politics, he votes with the Democratic party. He was the prime mover in the organization of the village and has served as Trustee of Turner for three years. He is now serving as Deputy Sheriff, and for many years he was School Director and School Trustee. While at Winfield he served as Postmaster for four years and was also Station Agent. Mr. Voll has a well-kept and well-stocked store and is doing a very good business, which is constantly increasing. He is one of the popular merchants of the place, being pleasant and genial in manner and ever ready to supply the wants of his customers, if it lies within his power to do so.

[Portrait and Biographical Record of DuPage and Cook Counties, Illinois, Containing Biographical Sketches, 1894]

Casper Voll, who came to America with his parents in 1847, settling on a farm north of Wheaton, died at his home in Chicago on June 21, aged 72 years. He was proprietor of the Wheaton Hotel from 1877 to 1883. The remains were taken to West Chicago for interment.

[Published in The Wheaton (IL) Illinoian, June 1907]

Illinois marriage records have October 28, 1872, as the date of Casper's marriage to Jennie C. Beard.

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MAY. 7, 1835
JUNE. 21, 1907

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