History in Minnesota, U.S.A.
Dahlheimers of Minnesota, 1855 – present
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photos of Caspar Dahlheimer’s
In 1875, although Caspar's
youngest son, Philipp, returned to Ohio with his wife
and family, Caspar stayed in Minnesota with his
son Valentine's widow, Elisabeth and family. At this time Caspar
was 77 years old.
The 1875 Population Census lists both
Valentine and Henry's families. Caspar is listed as a
member of Elizabeth's household.
Four years later, on February 18, 1879, Caspar died at his daughter, Margaret Greeniger's home in Dayton, Minnesota. He was
buried in the old St. John the Baptist Parish cemetery (located at the corner of Lawndale Lane North and 149th Street
North) in Dayton, Minnesota, near his
son, Valentine. In later years, Caspar's body was moved
to the new cemetery in Dayton and a new gravestone marker put in place. Leonard Dahlheimer
obtained Caspar's original marker.