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Casper M. Neher

Male 1841 - 1902  (60 years)


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  • Name Casper M. Neher 
    Born 29 Apr 1841  Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    _UID 214AC0007E51493AA24DBECB3B2701439B69 
    Died 1902  Banff, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Joachim's Cemetary, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1503  Gary and Connie Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2013 

    Wife Barbara Herreth,   b. 13 Oct 1852, Vienna, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1930, Portland, OR Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Chippewa Falls, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID 02912C86980F465580EBBC81D448E4E2117F 
    Children 
     1. Frank Neher,   b. 19 May 1872,   d. 17 Sep 1929  (Age 57 years)
     2. Elizabeth Clara Neher,   b. 12 Aug 1874, Augusta, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1958, Bridgewater, SD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     3. Will Neher,   b. 30 Sep 1876, Augusta, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1968, Tacoma WA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Henry Neher,   b. 10 Jun 1880, Dakota Territory McCook County Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Edmonton Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Joseph Neher,   b. 3 Sep 1882, Salem SD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1976, Edmonton Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     6. Josephine Neher,   b. 19 Mar 1885, Salem SD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969  (Age 83 years)
     7. Mary Neher,   b. 28 Jun 1887, Salem SD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1967  (Age 79 years)
     8. John Neher,   b. 13 Mar 1891,   d. 20 Feb 1962  (Age 70 years)
     9. George Neher,   b. 30 Nov 1893,   d. 30 Mar 1975  (Age 81 years)
     10. Clara Neher,   b. 14 Dec 1896
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F149  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Casper came to America with his parents when he was 11 years old(1852) (another source says 1849, but that source also says he was 11at the time). The ship arrived in Baltimore MD.

      Casper's parents were wine makers in Germany and grew their own grapesnear the Rhine River. When the sons became eligible to go into thearmy, Casper and his family came to America where each tried to findhis own place to work and live. One son went to California andstarted a winery. One went to Chicago and became a jeweler. Twosisters had a Kimona shop in Milwaukee.

      Casper lived in Eau Claire Wisconsin, where he built a brewery andmanufactured beer. On one of his trips to nearby Chippawa Falls, hemet and eventually married Barbara Herreth and they lived in Augusta,Wisc. They had a boy, Frank, and a girl, Elizabeth. They were doingfine until the state voted to go dry and selling alcohol was illegal.They sold the business and his home at a great loss. He had almostnothing left, certainly not enough to buy what he needed to move hisfamily to the Dakota Territory. So he agreed to work for his brother(Melchior) in Creek, Nebraska until he had earned enough to buy thenecessary equipment. This was in 1878. In return for a year of work,Casper's brother fixed up a covered wagon and filled it with thesupplies he needed, along with a team of horses and a cow.

      In the spring of 1879 they loaded up their belongings, left Creek, andheaded for South Dakota with a group of settlers coming to the newlyopened lands. It was slow going with the cow tied on behind, but theyneeded her milk for food. In the evenings, while Barbara cooked theirsupper, Casper staked the team and the cow out to eat grass. Thechildren gathered fuel for cooking and warmth. At last they reachedand crossed the Missouri River by ferry at Yankton.

      Casper was elected commissioner and was especially interested inbuilding country schools. The first school was built five miles fromtheir home.

      In 1900 the Neher family moved to Canada. Casper built a soda popfactory in Edmonton. Everything was going well until Casper cut hisarm on a broken bottle. He somehow developed blood poisoning, whichkilled him.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Apr 1841 - Germany Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1902 - Banff, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Chippewa Falls, WI Link to Google Earth
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