Biography of Stephen Faber
Adams County, NE Biographies





Stephen Faber has made many improvements upon his farm on section 28, Juniata township, and is recognized as a substantial citizen of his community. He was born in the grand duchy of Luxemburg on the 13th of May, 1865, of the marriage of Peter and Elizabeth (Kertz) Faber, who passed their entire lives in that country. They were the parents of six children, namely: John Peter, a resident of Luxemburg; Peter, deceased; Harry and Elizabeth, both of whom are living in Luxemburg; Stephen; and Susan, a resident of Paris, France.

Stephen Faber received a good education in the schools of his native land and remained at home until he was seventeen years of age. He then began working for others and so continued in Luxemburg for six years. At the end of that time he emigrated to the United States as he desired to take advantage of the opportunities offered by a comparatively new country. He located at Maryville, Missouri, where he worked for a few months, after which he removed to lloldredge, Nebraska. Not long afterward he arrived in Hastings and for three years worked as a farm hand in that vicinity. During the ten years following he operated rented land and carefully saved his money with the view of purchasing a farm. At length his ambition was realized and he bought a good tract of land in Ayr township, on which he lived for nine years and during that time brought the place to a high state of development. He next purchased his present farm of one hundred and forty acres on section 28, Juniata township, and is devoting his energies to its operation. He seldom fails to harvest good crops and also gives some attention to raising high grade stock and finds both branches of his business profitable.

In 1890 Mr. Faber was united in marriage to Miss Susanna David and they have become the parents of nine children, namely: John, Anna C., Mary M., Pauline S., Peter N., William N., Albert P., Gertrude A. and Irena A., all at home.

The democratic party has a stalwart supporter and advocate in Mr. Faber but he has been too busy with his business interests to take an active part in politics. Fraternally he is connected with the Knights of Columbus at Hastings and he and his wife are communicants of the Roman Catholic church. Mr. Faber deserves much credit for what he has accomplished as when hem came to this country a young man of twenty three years he was practically empty handed and, moreover, did not understand the customs of the people. He has always worked hard and has managed his affairs well and is now the owner of a good farm and also a stockholder in the Roseland Elevator. He has not only won financial success but he has also gained the sincere respect of those with whom he has had dealings and there are many who are his warm friends.

From:
Past and Present of
Adams County, Nebraska
Supervisong Editor: Judge William R. Burton
Assistant Editor: David J. Lewis
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago, 1916


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