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Joseph Casper (Caspar, spelling in Germany) was born November, 20, 1831, in Senheim, Germany, and died September 10, 1916, in Avon, Ohio. He married Anna Maria (Mary) Sehl, on November 20, 1865, in Senheim. They immigrated to the United States in 1872. The 1880 U. S. census states that Joseph and Mary Casper had nine children but that only seven were surviving. The living children of Joseph and Mary Casper in 1880 were:

Mary Casper, born May 1, 1866, Senheim, Germany, died July 10,
1950, Avon, Ohio, married Jack Smith, May 8, 1888, in Avon, Ohio;

Peter Casper, b. June 7, 1869, Senheim, Germany, d. March 9, 1931, Avon, Ohio, m. Rosalia (Rose) Alten, October 27, 1896, at
St. Mary's Catholic Church, Avon, Ohio;

Mathias Casper, b. September 14, 1871, Senheim, Germany, d. June
18, 1949, Avon, Ohio; m. Edith Wagner, February 26, 1895, Avon, Ohio;

Nicholas Casper, b. November 25, 1873, Avon, Ohio, d. December
22, 1939, Avon, Ohio, m. Sophia A. Mohr, February 12, 1901, Avon,

Barbara Casper, b. March 9, 1875, Avon, Ohio, d. ?, m. (1)
Charles Kreitzer, April 14, 1896, Avon, Ohio, m. (2) William
Marquard, ?;

Catherine Casper, b. May 16, 1878, Avon, Ohio, d.Dec. 1901, in Cleveland, Ohio, m. Joseph Henry Hinkle, January 9, 1900, Avon, Ohio;

Emma Casper, b. May 12, 1880, Avon, Ohio; d. May 17, 1962 El Cajon, San Diego, California, She divorced ca. 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio. Joseph Hinkle, b.May 16,1878, m. Feb. 1902 in Cleveland, Ohio,d.Feb. 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio.

My other family trees are: ALT/ALTEN, SCHULLER, RYAN, RIHEL, BUCHANAN, These are the ones on Family Tree Maker. I also have other trees I am not able to put on this home page: SEHL, BUCHANAN, KRAMER, ELEK & WEBBER/WEBER. Some of these lines are on the trees I have listed, but I have more info on all these lines.

I can also be reached at:
Joseph Caspar/Casper and Anna Maria Sehl
Updated October 17, 2011

Pamela M. Rihel
, Ohio A-United States

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  • Hans Adam Casper + Descendants (1430 KB)
    This is the Casper line from Senheim and other towns close to Senheim. My great-grandfather Joseph Caspar/Casper & his wife Maria Anna Sehl, with their children settled in Avon, Lorain County, OH. Joining other German families in Avon in 1872.
  • Alten Family File (244 KB)
    This is the the GED file for John Alt down to other Alten's
  • Schuller (71 KB)
    This tree contains surnames of Schuller/Schueller/Schneider/Theisen and other surnames. They are too numerous to name.

Family Photos

  • Donald Casper's Graduation ca. 1940 (2665 KB)
    The Casper Clan gathered in the Casper Garage in Avon, Lorain Co., OH, located off Detroit Rd.
  • Built ca.1850 by Mathias Alten (35 KB)
    This is a picture of the old homestead. Now registered Historicaly as the Alten/Casper house. My grandparents, Peter & Rose (nee Alten) owned and lived in this house until their deaths.

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