Born: September 14, 1648, Breslau, Silesia (now Wrocław, Poland).
Died: January 27, 1715, Breslau, Silesia.
Casper was the son of tax collector Martin Neumann.
He entered the University of Jena in September 1667, graduated MA in August 1670, and was for some time a university lecturer there.
On November 30, 1673, Neumann was ordained, at the request of Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Gotha, as traveling chaplain to his son, Prince Christian, whom he accompanied through western Germany, Switzerland, northern Italy, and southern France, returning to Gotha in 1675.
In 1676, he became court preacher at Altenburg, but in December 1676 was appointed diaconus of St. Mary Magdalene Church in Breslau, and was pastor there in 1689.
In February 1697, he became pastor of St. Elizabeth’s Church in Breslau, inspector of the churches and schools in the district, and first professor of theology in the two Gymnasia in Breslau.
Neumann wrote over 30 hymns, almost all of which appeared in Burg’s Gesang Buch (Breslau: 1746). Most also appeared, with his initials, in the ninth edition of the Breslau Vollständige Kirchen-und Haus-Music (circa 1700). His other works include: