Rudolph Fasse engages in general farming, dairying and stock-raising in Sheboygan Falls township, where he owns a well cultivated tract of fertile land comprised of fotry acres. He is a native of this township, his life record having here begun on the 3rd of September, 1881, and is a son of August and Minnie Fasse.
The father was born in Germany but in his early boyhood he came to the United States, locating in Sheboygan Falls. There he was reared to manhood and learned the mason's trade, which occupation he followed for about eight years, thus acquiring the means to become a property owner. He subsequently purchased the farm now owned by our subject and turned his attention to agricultural pursuits, which thereafter engaged his entire time and energies until he passed away in 1898.
Mr. and Mrs. Fasse were married in Sheboygan Falls, and to them were born nine children, those beside our subject, the second in order of birth, being as follows: Henry, who is unmarried; Lillie, the wife of August Zschetzsche, a resident of Sheboygan; Bertha, who married Adolph Prange, of Sheboygan Falls township; Emma, who became the wife of Simon Diehl of Sheboygan; Otto, who died at the age of eight years; and Walter, Louis and Ida, who are living with the mother. In 1903, the mother married Carl Klitzen, who owns and operates a farm on section 1, of this township.
Rudolph Fasse was only a youth of seventeen years when his father died, and being an elder son in a large family in moderate circumstances was early compelled to assume the duties and responsibilities of manhood. In common with the majority of country youths of his age he was quite familiar with the practical methods of tilling the fields and caring for the crops, and as he was earnest and of diligent habits was competent to discharge the tasks devolving upon him. When his mother remarried he purchased the old homestead, and has ever since devoted his entire time to its further improvement and cutlivation with appreciable success. His fields have been brought into a high state of productivity and are largely planted to such cereals as are used in the feeding of stock, as he makes a specialty of breeding and raising graded cattle, and also engages in dairying. Perseverance and energy intelligently concentrated on the attainment of a definite purpose are bringing the usual results, and he is prospering in the development of his undertakings.
On the 20th of October, 1905, Mr. Fasse was married to Miss Amelia Krueger, a daughter of Julius and Minnie Krueger, the father a native of Germany, and to them has been born one son, Willard, whose natal day was June 29, 1911. Mr. Fasse's farm is located five miles northwest of Sheboygan Falls, where he is well known, having there passed the greater part of his life. Both Mr. and Mrs. Fasse are members of the German Reformed church and in his political affiliations he is a democrat.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL