The following was taken from Family Tree Maker gedcom file, which more than likely came from Mormon Church Archives: RichardFaulhaberv1t1703.ged
"Walter Louis, who went by Louis (Ludwig) was five years old and Helena was three years old when their parents came to the U.S. from Germany. They grew up and were married in Ohio and then migrated to Wisconsin, where all of their children were born before they moved west to Nebraska.
"Walter had one brother, Phillip, who served as Capt. Co. B 57th, October 4, 1861. He was killed in action December 28, 1862 at the Battle of Vickesburg, Miss. He is buried at Tiffin, Ohio. He left two children John & Kitty, so far have not been able to find anything on them. Walter's father died April 18, 1848.
"Helena was the oldest girl, but we do not know how many children were in her family. We do know that she had a brother and sister Christina. Her brother, Frank Souder also served in the Civil War. He was killed in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Va. May 2, 1865 at 25 years of age. Inscription on his tombstone - "His body is not buried here. He fell in the Battle for the Cause he held dear. He obeyed his Commander, was brave in his fight and died like a soldier for freedom and right. Capt. of Co. B 55 Regt. O. VI." Buried at Meumee, Ohio.
"Helena's father was a butcher and owned a big Butcher Shop in Sandusky, Ohio. She was the oldest girl. When they had the flu epidemic there, he would take all the bones and meat scraps he had home and they would cook it up in a soup. Then everyday after he closed the shop he and Helena would go around and fill the soup bowls, pots, or whatever the people would put out on their porches or doorsteps, so they would have something nourishing to eat while they were ill."
The following was taken from the book by the Chapman Bros. of Chicago, "Portraits and Bigraphical Album of Lancaster County, Nebraska. Printed in 1888.
"LOUIS FAULHABER, one of the most thrifty German farmers of Stockton precinct, owns and occupies a fine estate, embracing 320 acres of land on sections 3 and 4, his residence being on the latter. The homestead is noticeable for its good improvements, and especially the large number of fruit and ornamental trees, which he has planted to the extent of about 700, besides a large quantity of grapes. Like most of the enterprising men about him, he makes a specialty of stock-raising, and has acquired a fine property, besides surrounding himself and family with all the comforts of life.
"The first years of our subject were passed on the other side of the Atlantic, in the little Kingdom of Bavaria, where his birth took place November 18, 1826. When a child five years of age his parents emigrated to America and settled in Seneca County, Ohio, where they spent the remainder of their lives. Louis remained on the farm until a youth of fourteen years, and was then apprenticed to learn the shoemaker's trade, which he followed for a period of nine years. In the meantime he had been married, and in June, 1850, turned his face toward the farther West, and crossing the Mississippi, accompanied by his wife, took up a tract of land in Manitowoe, Wisc., where he lived until the spring of 1875. His next removal was to this county, when he took up the land which he still occupies.
"The wife of our subject, to whom he was married in Tiffin, Seneca Co., Ohio, March 1, 1848, was in her girlhood Miss Helen Sauter, a native of the same country as her husband, and born April 1, 1830 She was a little child three years of age when she came to America with her parents, and they settled first in Tiffin, Ohio. Later they removed to Wood County, that State, where the father died about 1856. The mother still survives, and is living at Perrysburg, Wood Co., Ohio.
"Of the thirteen children born to Mr. and Mrs. Faulhaber, the record is as follows: Their eldest son, John, died when one and one-half years old, in 1849; Louis is on the police force of the city of Lincoln; William is farming in Stockton precinct, this county; Mary is the wife of John Lemke, and lives in Stockton Precinct; John is traveling salesman for a firm in Milwaukee; Theodore is farming in Brown County, this State; Charles and Henry are residents of Cherry County; Phillip, the youngest, is engaged in farming for himself in Stockton precinct; Frederick and Emma are at home with their parents, and Clara is the wife of Frederick Retzlaff, of Stevens Creek Precinct.
"Mr. Faulhaber, politically, is a conscientious Democrat, and a man who keeps himself well posted upon matters of general interest. He was particularly fortunate in his choice of a wife and helpmate, having a lady who looks well to the ways of her household and those little matters which have so great an influence in the happiness of a home. They have labored industriously in acquiring their fine property, and are now in the enjoyment of the fruits of their early toils, while surrounded by hosts of friends who have learned to value them at their true worth. They were reared in the precepts of the German Lutheran Church, to which they still loyally adhere, together with their children."
The following was contributed by Mrs. Emma Maahs and told to Junerose Kayser in the spring of 1959, after Junerose had started the research on the Faulhaber Family Tree several years before:
"We left Reedsville, Wisconsin in March, 1873 for Lincoln, Nebraska. The day we left Reedsville it was very cold. The roads were blocked with snow, the neighbors had tko shovel the snow for a road. From our home near Reedsville, we went by sled to Grimm Station where we boarded a train to Manitowoc. There we had a short visit with mother's sister, Aunt Christina. Then on to Chicago, arriving in the early evening. Then we left Chicago around midnight. We spent the following night in Plattsmouth, Ne. Albert was just a baby and we all took turns holding him and entertaining him on the trip. Early the next morning we boarded another train for Lincoln, arriving shortly before noon. There we were met by cousins, Mr. & Mrs. George Weber, who helped father find a home to live in until we could locate a farm. Father and my brothers Lewis and William, with agents, went to locate a farm near Steven's Creek Precinct. After about two weeks father moved us out to the new farm. We enjoyed the trip of about ten miles very much. We rode in a spring wagon. The weather was mild and we saw many wild ducks on small ponds and many prairie chickens and rabbits on our way to our new home.
"In fact, we had two houses on our new farm. They were small, so my brothers slept in one and my father and mother and we girls slept in the other one. A number of families came to Nebraska from Wisconsin after we settled. The Grimmes, Stebers, Luthers, Manleys, and some others that I have forgotten. All lived with us until they could locate a farm and build a home.
"(Junerose wrote that Aunt Emma isn't with us any longer, but I dearly recall the keen look in her eye as she recalled this episode for me. One could not help but notice how sharp witted she was for her age.)
"The earliest recording of land purchased by Louis Faulhaber on record in Lancaster County Court House is as follows:
Date of filing March 26, 1875 @ 8:15 a.m.
Date of Instrument March 24, 1875
Purchased from John Perkins - Land in Section 4,
Township 9, Range 8.
There are many more recordings after this date, but this was the first one."
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