Staunton Star-Times - Fri. Sep. 29, 1911


Mrs. John Faulstich, aged 71 years, is suffering from a paralytic stroke, which she received Saturday morning, from which her right side is paralyzed. At first her life was despaired of, but later it was found that she was greatly improved and seemed to be partially recovering and unless she suffers another stroke, it is thought that she will recover.

About three weeks ago, Mr. & Mrs. Faulstich celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The past shows a long life together of much happiness and it is the hope of their many friends that they will be permitted to enjoy many more as happy.

Staunton Star-Times - Fri. Oct. 13, 1911

Mrs. Helena Faulstich, nee Conrad, was born in Kesselbach, Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany December 31, 1839. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Conrad, respected residents of that place. Mrs. Faulstich was raised in her native town and finally was confirmed in the town of Londorf.

In the year of 1861 she was married to John Faulstich and in 1868 she and Mr. Faulstich emigrated to the United States, along with the three eldest children. Immediately after landing, she wither her husband settled in Staunton which place has been her home ever since.

During her long stay in Staunton, Mrs. Faulstich has made many friends and in her death they mourn a friend whose place will be hard to fill. Being of a kindly and yet retiring disposition, it may well be said, "None knew her but to love her." Eight of the ten children born to the union survive her as living example of her integrity and fill their position in life as a credit to their mother, whose guiding hand has done much to make them men and women strong in the world of business and character.

Her death occurred at her home about 5:20 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 1911 and at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, the last funeral rites were pronounced and she was laid to rest in the city cemetery, Rev. J.G.F. Kleinhans performing the last sad rites.

She leaves to mourn her loss her husband, John Faulstich, eight children, Rev. Wm. F. of Whittemore, IA, Mrs. Rev. M. Leimer of Beemer, Neb., Louis, Henry, George, Charles, Mrs. Charles Kruse of this place and Mrs. August Keisling of St. Louis; a sister, Mrs. Christ Fischer and a brother, William Conrad of St. Louis.