Biography of Peter Faze
Allen County, OH Biographies

PETER FAZE, farmer. P. O. Lima. was born in Baltimore County, Md., December 4, 1820, son of Nicholas and Cordelia (Zahn) Faze, natives of Germany, who settled in Perry Township, this county, in May, 1833, entering forty acres of land which they cleared and improved, and on which they lived until their death. They moved from York County, Penn., to this county, bringing their goods in a one horse wagon, and were five weeks making the journey. They reared a family of five chilthen: Paul C. (now in Wisconsin), Mary, Peter, William, Lydia (wife of A. J. Freeman), in Massachusetts. Our subject was reared in Perry Township, this county, from thirteen years of age. and lived with his parents until their death. He added to his father's farm until he had 200 acres, 130 of which he cleared and improved, and it is now owned and occupied by his eldest son, William B. In 1871 he moved to Bath Township, and has resided on his present farm ever since. Mr. Faze has been twice married, his first wife being Aurelia, daughter of James and Margaret (Dobbins) McCullough, of Perry Township. by whom he had three children: William B., Casson, and Ella M. His present wife was Mary Parker, widow of Aaron Parker, and daughter of Andrew and Lydia (Creps) Winrott, of Lima; (she had three children by her first husband - Sarah E., wife of Lyman Means, of Wapakonetta, Ohio; Calvin, deceased; and Minnie, wife of Charles Willower). Mr. Faze and wife are members of the Market Street Presbyterian Church of Lima. In politics he is a Republican.

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