b. 1860 Flushing, Netherlands. d. ?
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 13/06/1884 Callao, Peru.
Born in 1859 in Flushing, Netherlands to Elisabeth Odem and the sailor Isaac Fasseur. Fasseur was living in Valparaíso, Chile, when he joined the U.S. Navy. By June 13, 1884, he was serving as an ordinary seaman on the USS Lackawanna. On that day, while Lackawanna was at Callao, Peru, William Cruise fell overboard and was rescued by Fasseur and another sailor, Captain of the Hold Louis Williams. For this action, both Fasseur and Williams were awarded the Medal of Honor.
In April 1885, Fasseur was honorably discharged from the Navy as ships tailor. He married in 1889 in Rotterdam with Maria Valke, but the couple divorced in 1897. In the 1900 United States Census, Fasseur was again in the US Navy, aboard the cruiser USS Philadelphia that was moored in Bremerton, Washington, giving as his home address the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California.
Serving on board the U.S.S. Lackawanna, 13 June 1884, at Callao, Peru, Fasseur rescued William Cruise, who had fallen overboard, from drowning.
BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.