Balthazaar "Balthus" Faith1811 - 1878
Biographical Sketch: Balthus Faith
As published on the ILGenweb site
BALTHUS FAITH , (deceased) was born in Germany July 28, 1811. He came to the United States with his mother, brothers and sisters when a young man, and settled in Maryland, and was married there to Miss Emily Gordon, August 16, 1851. She was born in Maryland, and was a daughter of George Gordon, born and died in Maryland. His wife was Miss Nancy (Crozier) Gordon, born in Loudon county, Virginia. She died in Iowa. Mr. F., came to Illinois in the fall of 1857, and settled on a farm in Fancy Creek township, Sangamon county, where he remained nine years, then in 1867, bought the present homestead in section thirty-six, Salisbury township, where he died and where his wife and family now reside. His father was born in Germany, where he died. His mother's maiden name was Mary A. Gable; she died in Maryland some ten years ago. She was a member of the Catholic Church, and was the mother of seven children, five living, viz: Joseph, who married Miss Mary A. Galligan, daughter of Barclay Galligan, resides in Fancy Creek township; and John F., Rosa A., George H., and Margaret L. The mother of Mrs. B. Faith lives on the old homestead with four of her children, and has a farm of one hundred and fifty acres in section thirty-five. Mrs. Faith is a member of the Catholic Church, as was her husband until his death, which occurred April 14, 1848. In politics he was a Democrat.
Note: death date for Balthus is incorrect.
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