July 1st, 1921 - November 8th, 2001
Alma was born to Jim and Emilia Fasselmann on July 1st, 1921 as their fourth child. The family lived in Fredericksburg at the time. Like her siblings, Alma had Afro-German roots on her maternal and paternal sides. She later married Mr. Andrew Fay from Sonora who was of Native American descent and spoke Spanish. As a result of the family roots and surroundings, Alma's children grew up hearing English, German and Spanish. In the recording below, a shop employee from Fredericksburg remembers how Alma would go shopping and naturally speak German with him over the years.