My Great-Grandfather, Matej Fasimpaur, was born in Bohemia (then the Austrian Empire) as was his Mother & Father -- imigrating to the US in 1870 at 22 years old. (Matej is pronounced MaaTay and the "Fasimpaur" on his grave stone was more than likely spelled Faschingbauer in his homeland)
The 1880 US Census listed Michael as a 33 year old Milk Pedler - living on Third Avenue with his wife Annie
and 4 kids: Annie, Catherine, Mary, and Bertha. In the 1880 Cleveland City Directory, listed Matej (Michael) as a saloon keeper at 1727 Third Ave. at 18th Street.
At that time he spelled his last name "Fashenbauer", in 1881 it was spelled "Faschenbauer", in 1883 it was
"Fasumpauer", in 1885 it was "Fasenpaur", and by 1887 it was spelled "Fasimpaur" (the same spelling as
on his tomestone).
In 1885, Michael experimented working as Butcher, but then went back to being a saloon keeper for a few more years, before working in a meat market and becoming a full-time
Burcher. He bcame a Naturalized Citizen and was employed as a Butcher in the 1900 Census.
Anna Hrubecky, his wife, was also born in Bohemia (as were her parents). They claimed Anna and Michael had nine children total, with only five still living in 1900:
Katherine, Bertha, George, John (who was my grandfather),
and Emma Anna Fashempour.
We Know that little Annie and Mary died before 1900, so that means there were two other children that did not
survive by 1900. Note: Other relatives mentioned in the Cleveland City Directory were Frank, Frank Jr., Vaclav,
and Joseph. Their last names echoed Michael's variations in their spellings. All of the relatives seemed to settle
on "Fasimpaur" by the early 1900's.
The second generation of Fasimpaur's were more creative, with Fashenpour and Fashempour -- a feud that lives until this very day. Dave Fashenpour (Ralph's son and John Fashempour's grandson) vs. my many cousins in Cleveland Tom, Tim, and Terry Fashempour (Clarence's sons) vs. Lee and Ted Fashempour (Douglas' sons -- aka Junior's sons) in Los Angeles, California.