Bio: Faast, Abert F. (1840 - 1907)


Surnames: Faast, Unser

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 705-706

Albert F. Faast, who for many years was engaged in the boot and shoe business in Eau Claire, and one of the popular Germans of the city, was a native of Germany, and was born at Komads, April 16, 1840. When a child, he came with his parents to the United States and located on a farm in Dane county, Wisconsin, and after remaining there for some time, the family moved to Peppin county, this state, settling on a farm near Durand, where they became successful farmers.

In 1869 Albert F. moved to Eau Claire and engaged in the shoe business, owning and conducting the shop where he continuously employed from three to four hands and engaged in manufacturing a high grade of boots and shoes. He also manufactured lumbermen and drivers' boots, which became known far and wide among the lumber jacks. His last store and shop was located in the block where the government building now stands.

For thirty-eight years he was a respected resident of Eau Claire, and during that time occupied a prominent place in business and social circles. In his death which occurred November 10, 1907, the city lost a progressive citizen, and his large circle of acquaintances a true friend. He was married December 1, 1872, at Durand, to Miss Frances Unser.



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