Person:John Faeth (1)

m. 1 Oct 1860
  1. Johann Raphael Fäth1860 - 1874
  2. Heinrich F. Faeth1863 - 1947
  3. Genaveta Elisabetha Faeth1865 - ABT 1939
  4. Veronica Faeth1868 - 1930
  5. John Paul Faeth1871 - 1951
  1. Ewdartha A. FaethABT 1898 - 1929
  2. Elmer Leroy Faeth1899 - 1969
  3. John Paul Faeth, Jr.1903 - 1944
m. 10 AUG 1905
  1. Living
  2. Alfred Gustave Faeth1900 - 1990
  3. Herbert Edward Faeth1908 - 2002
  4. Irma Dorthea Faeth1914 - 2004
Facts and Events
Name John Paul Faeth
Gender Male
Birth? 10 AUG 1871 Hessenthal, Bavaria, Germany
Immigration[2] 1881
Residence[3] 1890 85 Ley, Allegheny City, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Natualization? 05 OCT 1892 Sponsor: John Geyer of 13th Ward, Allegheny City
Residence[4] 1900 61 Lautner Street, Troy Hill, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Other? 14 JUN 1900 roll 1357, ed 100, sheet 16A, line 491900 Census
Marriage 10 AUG 1905 First Lutheran Church, Greensburg, Pennsylvaniato Marie Matrisch
Residence[5] 1910 1966 Lowrie Street, Troy Hill, Pittsburgh, Alleghey County, Pennsylvania
Other? 16 APR 1910 roll 1307, ed 605, sheet 2A, line 341910 Census
Residence? 1920 1506 Claim Street, Troy Hill, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Other[6] 07 JAN 1920 roll 1524, ed 706, sheet 6B, line 771920 Census
Other? 03 APR 1930 Pennsylvania, Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, ed 435, sheet 2A, line 101930 census
Death? 02 MAR 1951 Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 15212
Reference Number? 11
Occupation? printer for a German-language newspaper
Burial[1] Voegtly Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania

John P. Faeth is listed in the 1900 census (roll 1357, enumeration district 100, sheet 16, line 49). He listed as renting a home at 61 Lautner Street with his wife of six years, Louisa (28), and two children, Edwarda (1) and Elmer (9 months). He was born in Bavaria in 1871 and immigrated to the United States in 1881. This was one of the heaviest years of German immigration to the United States. He was age 28 at the time of the census and was working as a printer. He was a naturalized citizen and could read, write, and speak English.

By the 1910 census (roll 1307, enumeration district 605, sheet 2A, line 36) John was living with his second wife of five years, Mary (Marie), and six children, Edwarda A . (12), Elmer S. (10), Alfred G. (10), John Paul Jr. (6), and Herbert Edward (less than one year). Their surname is spelled incorrectly as Faith. They lived at 1966 Lowrie Street. He was still working as a printer. According to Irma Faeth, he worked for a German-language newspaper and then later owned his own printing business called Fischer and Faeth which was one of the first union shops in Pittsburgh.

John Faeth is buried with his wife, Marie, and son, Elmer, in Voegtly Evangelical Church Cemetery, in Troy Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, section 2, site #91.

John Paul Faeth's first wife died in childbirth (probably while giving birth to son John). John had a wet nurse take care of his infant son. This woman apparently told everyone that John was going to marry her, which was not true. Someone introduced John to Marie Matrisch, herself a widow with a child, who had recently arrived from Prussia. The two were married.

According to the obituary of his business partner, Jacob N. Fischer, John Paul Faeth and Jacob Fischer established Fischer and Faeth Printing in 1908.

  1. Sharon Lee DeWitt Kraynek. Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Cemetery Records. (Name: Vol 6., Closson Press, March 1983;).
  2. United States Census, 1900, Pennsylvania, roll 1307, ed 605, sheet 2A, line 34.
  3. Pittsburgh City Directory, 1890. (Name: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: J. F. Diffenbacher, 1890;).
  4. United States Census, 1900, Pennsylvania, roll 1357, ed 100, sheet 16A.

    Lived with his first wife, Louisa, and children.

  5. United States Census, 1910, Pennsylvania, roll 1307, ed 605, sheet 2A.
  6. United States Census, 1920, Pennsylvania, roll 1357, ed 100, sheet 16A.