Biography of Sebastian Fares (1818-1900 )
History of Lincoln County, Missouri (Chicago: Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1888) page 536.

Sebastian FARES was born in Bavaria, Germany, in 1818, and is a son of Michael and Savannah FARES, who came to the United States in 1835 and settled near Dayton, Ohio, where they lived until their respective deaths, in 1846 and 1847. The father was a wealthy farmer, and had an uncle who was Chief Justice of Bavaria. Sebastian FARES is the fifth of eight children, and attended the common schools of his native country and also attended the night school of Cincinnati, Ohio, after locating in this country. For six years after coming to the United States, he was employed on the Miami Canal, buying provisions, etc., for the employees. In 1843 he went to Cincinnati, where he clerked in a stove factory for eighteen years and then became one of the firm of FARES & MILLER, and until 1876 was one of the prominent foundry men of that city. At that date he moved to Lincoln County, Mo., where he has since lived on his farm of 1,500 acres. He is a successful businessman, and during his short residence in Lincoln County has made himself many friends, and is prominent among the leading men of the county. September 24, 1859, he was married to Alma, a daughter of Isaiah and Diana BACON, who were born in Vermont, where the mother died when Mrs. FARES was a child. Mrs. FARES was born in Vermont, and when about twenty-three years of age went to Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. FARES has been a life-long Democrat, and was formerly a member of the A. O. U. W. He and wife are members of the Congregational Church. Mr. FARES takes considerable interest in breeding short-horned cattle and fine horses, and has one of the finest farms and one of the most beautiful residences in the county.

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