Obituaries: Alma Center News, April 22, 1926

Civil War Veteran Laid at Rest.
Paul Faber died at his home in Garden Valley April 15th, after two days illness in bed. He had a severe cold and congestion of the lungs. Mr. Faber has been a semi invalid for years having a severe case of neuritis which effected his limbs. He was 86 years and 3 months old. Was born in
Baden Germany and came to this country when he was 18 years old and made his home near Madison Wisconsin. His occupation wasa farmer. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Served 3 years under Captain Campell's Company D, 3rd Regiment of Wisconsin Cavalry. He received his honorable discharge the 24th day of March 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas. He was in the Civil Service for 2 years afterwards. Later he was married to Mary Stupfel October 6th, 1869. Immediately after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Faber went to Columbus, Nebraska, to their homestead and lived there for 13 years. Then they moved back to Dane County, Wisconsin, where Mr. Faber purchased a farm. They resided there until they came to Alma Center, Wisconsin in 1905. Mr. Faber purchased the Ed. Merrill farm and also the J. T. Ringrose farm in Garden Valley. He and Mrs. Faber lived on the farm they purchased from Mr. Merrill until 1915. then Mr. Faber sold this farm to his son Lawrence and they moved to their other farm with Mary and Peter where he spent the remainder of his years. Mr. Faber is survived by his wife, three daughters and four sons, Joseph a son died 11 years ago, Mary and Mrs. Robert Heyroth of this place and Mrs. L. G. Vogt of Seattle, Washington, George Faber of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Frank Faber of Monticello, Minnesota, Peter And Lawrence of this place. All were present at the funeral. Also Mrs. C. Hilgers of Madison, Wisconsin, a niece of Mr. Faber and Mrs W. Hilgers of Madison, Wisconsin. The funeral was conducted from the Catholic Church, Saturday forenoon, April, 17 Father Birsner officiating. The veterans of the Civil War also the American Legion were present and marched to the cemetery with all the military honors where the remains were buried. Mr. Faber was a kind husband and father, was loved and highly respected by all who knew him.

Banner Journal,
April 28, 1926.

Civil War Veteran Laid at Rest.
Paul Faber died at his home in Garden Valley, April 15th, after two days illness in bed. He had a severe cold and congestion of the lungs. Mr. Faber has been an invalid for years, having a severe case of neuritis which affected his limbs. He was 86 years and 3 months old. Was born in
Baden, Germany, and came to this country when he was 18 years old and made his home near Madison, WI. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Served 3 years in Captain Campell's Company D, 3rd Regiment of Wisconsin Cavalry. He received his honorable discharge the 24th day of March, 1865, at Little Rock, Arkansas. He was in the civil service for 2 years afterwards. Later he was married to Mary Stupfel, October 6, 1869. Immediately after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs Faber went to Columbus Nebraska, to their homestead and lived there for 13 years. Then they moved back to Dane County, Wisconsin, where Mr. Faber purchased a farm. They resided there until they came to Alma Center, Wisconsin in 1905. Mr. Faber purchased the Ed Merrrill farm and also the J. T. Ringrose farm in Garden Valley. He and Mrs Faber lived on the farm they purchased from Mr. Merril until 1915. Then Mr. Faber sold this farm to his son Lawrence and they moved to their other farm with Mary and Peter, where he spent the remaining years of his life. Mr. Faber is survived by his wife, three daughters and four sons. Joseph died 11 years ago. Mary and Mrs. Robert Heyroth, of this place and Mrs. L. G. Vogt, of Seattle, Washington, George Faber, of Sun Prairies, Wisconsin, Frank Faber, of Monticelio, Minnesota, Peter and Lawrence of this place, survive. All were present at the funeral. Also Mrs. C. Hilgers of Madison, a niece of Mr. Faber and Mrs. W, Hilgers, also of Madison. The funeral was conducted from the Catholic Church, Saturday forenoon, April 17th, Father Birsner officiating. The veterans of the Civil War and the American Legion were present and marched to the cemetery with-all the military honors, where the remains were interred. Mr. Faber was a kind husband and father, was loved and highly respected by all who knew him. Alma Center News.
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Family Lore provided by Rose Faber, daughter of Al Faber, granddaughter of George Faber and great granddaughter of Paul Faber:
According to Al Faber, Paul Faber was going to be conscripted into the German Army. Paul Faber's father was a general in the German army. Young Paul did not want to go into the army. His father told him he would leave him some money on the dresser to take to go to
America, but he could not come back home again.