Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, January 15, 1943
Mrs. Emma Fastlaben
Succumbs in California
          Mrs. Emma Fastlaben,  wife of  Charles Fastlaben,  both former residents of Shelbyville, died January 6 at her home in SanDiego, Cal., according to word received Thursday.  She was about eighty years of age.
          Surviving, besides the husband, are two children,  Mrs. Zeta Mae Thwaites   and  Charles Fastlaben, Jr., also of San Diego.  The family moved to California 32 years ago.
          Mr. and Mrs. Fastlaben celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary several months ago.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Thursday, September 1, 1881
Page 1
          It is with feelings of deep regret that we announce the death of our old friend and fellow citizen,  Henry Fastlaben,  which occurred at three o'clock this morning, at his residence on the south-side of the Square.  Few men who every embarked in business in Shelby county were better known and none stood higher in the estimation of our citizens than he did, and his repuration as an honest man and a good citizen was never impeached.  Mr. Fastlaben was born in Bordenborne, Prussia, March 13, 1828, and he came to this country, landing at New Orleans, March 10th, 1854, leaving for this city a few days thereafter, where he immediately embarked in the boot and shoe business, in which business with that of selling dry goods, he has been engaged until his death.  For some time this spring and summer his life was despaired of, but the careful and unwearied attention of his estimable wife, assisted by friends, restored him, not to health, but to a condition of convalescence, and up to a few days ago he had been able to walk around and attend somewhat to business, but in a few days he was again compelled to take to his bed, from which he was never to arise again.  Besides his afflicted wife he leaves three sons and three daughters to mourn his loss.  Two of his sons are grown, one of them  Charles,  the oldest, holding the honorable and responsible position of Deputy Clerk of this county, and the other,  Henry,  holding a position in one our dry goods stores.  The family lose a kind husband and father, and the community an upright business man and good citizen.
          The funeral services will be held at St. Joseph's church in this city, at eight o'clock Saturday morning, Rev. Father Torbeck, officiating.  After the services the remains will be interred at St. Vincent's, four and one half miles east of town.  The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Obituary Index       Main Page

For current email addresses of researchers listed above, see the Surname Index