Biography of William Faze
Allen County, OH Biographies

WILLIAM FAZE. farmer. P. O. Westminster, was born in York County, Penn., January 30, 1823, son of Nicholas and Corcielia (Zahn) Faze, natives of Germany, who settled in Perry Township, this county, in 1833. Our subject was reared in Perry Township from ten years of age. His educational advantages were limited, six months' attendance during his boyhood in the district schools, and three months when twenty-five years of age comprising all his schooling. In 1843 he went to Berkshire County, Mass., where he worked in a paper-mill at Mill River for seven years; then located at Great Barrington, where he worked at the carpenter's trade eight years. He was married May 19, 1850, to Betsey, daughter of Killian and Margaret Smith, of Great Barrington, Mass. The issue of this union was twelve children, of whom seven survive: Ida (wife of Clint Beiler), Nelson F., Flora D. (wife of W. G. Kerr), Cora, William, Mary and Pearl. In 1858 Mr. Faze returned to Allen County. and for several years lived in Perry, Lima and Monroe Townships. locating, in 1867, permanently in Perry Township, on the farm where he now resides. on which he has made considerable improvements. His sister Mary, his brother Peter and himself ate all the members of his father's family now living in Allen County. Mr. Faze is one of the enterprising farmers of Perry Township. In politics he is a Republican.

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