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Willard M Shubert

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  • Name Willard M Shubert 
    Born 17 Jan 1851  Mason County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Mason County, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Role: Son
    Census 1880  Richardson County, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Role: Brother
    Biography 1917  Richardson County, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    _UID 067BBE31F9A94831B3A729B6550CF1172D0C 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I10567  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2017 

    Father John Shubert,   b. 4 Sep 1807, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1880, Richardson County, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Shrout, [will],   b. 11 Jun 1810, Bath County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1885, Richardson County, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1830  Morgan County, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F1133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1213] IL: Mason County, 1860 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule, (Date posted to database 6 Nov 2017).
      Name: John Shubert Age: 53 Birth Year: abt 1807 Gender: Male Birth Place: Kentucky Home in 1860: Township 20 Range 8, Mason, Illinois Post Office: Bath Family Number: 1358

      Name Age
      John Shubert 53
      Rebecca Shubert 50
      James M Shubert 18
      John W Shubert 16
      Rebecca A Shubert 12
      Willard M Shubert 10

    2. [S1214] NE: Richardson County, 1880 U.S. Federal Census Population Schedule, (Date posted to database 6 Nov 2017).
      Name: Mellon J. Shubert Age: 38 Birth Date: Abt 1842 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1880: Barada, Richardson, Nebraska, USA Dwelling Number: 90 Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Self (Head) Marital Status: Single Father's Birthplace: Kentucky Mother's name: Rebeca Shubert Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky Occupation: Farmer


      Name Age
      Mellon J. Shubert 38
      Rebeca Shubert 68
      John W. Shubert 35
      Willard Shubert 28

    3. [S1210] Book: Nebraska, Richardson County, History, Chapter number: Richardson County, Nebraska, Page Number(s): 995-997, Person(s) of Interest: Willard M. Shubert, (Date posted to database 06 November 2017).
      Williard M. Shubert, retired farmer now living in the village of Shubert, was born in Mason county, Illinois, January 17, 1851, a son of John and Rebecca (Shrout) Shubert, who came to Nebraska in 1877 and settled in this county, where they spent the remainder of their lives. John Shubert was born in Kentucky on September 4, 1807, and his wife was born in that same state on June II, 1810. Alter their marriage they located on a farm in Mason county, Illinois, where they remained until 1877, when they came out to Nebraska and became pioneers in the northern part of this county, their last days being spent there, John Shubert dying on January 1, 1880, and his widow surviving until April 27, 1885. They were the parents of twelve children, of whom nine grew to maturity, those besides the subject of this sketch being as follow: Mrs. Rachel Harmon, deceased; Mrs. Elizabeth Vallandingham, deceased; Henry W., on whose land the village of Shubert was laid out and a memorial sketch of whom is presented else- where in this volume; Mrs. Mary Anne Vallandingham, deceased; Eliza Jane, deceased; James, deceased; John W., now a resident of Canada, and Mrs. Rebecca Anne Pond, of Shubert.

      Reared on the home farm in Mason county, Illinois, Willard M. Shubert remained there until he was eighteen years of age, when he came to this state with C. A. Pond, arriving here on October 20, 1869. He became engaged at farm labor, helping to break and clear land, and after awhile rented a farm from his elder brother, James M. Shubert, and was thus engaged until the time of his marriage in 1883, when he bought a quarter of a section of improved land three and one-half miles northeast of Shubert, paying for the same forty-five dollars an acre, and there established his home, he and his wife remaining on that place for about fifteen years, or until their retirement from the farm on October 9, 1897, and removal to Shubert. where they have since made their home, owning there the hand- somest residence in the town and one of the finest in the county. During his active farming Air. Shubert farmed five hundred acres and did very well, gradually increasing his holdings by the purchase of an adjoining "eighty" and the purchase of a section of land over in the western part of the state. Since his retirement Mr. Shubert has sold all his land, in 1915, having received one hundred and fifty dollars an acre for his original quarter section that he bought for forty-five dollars an acre, and has invested his money in approved securities, including stock in the Citizens Bank of Shubert and the State Bank of Stella. He and his wife are extensive travelers and are living in comfortable enjoyment of the rewards of their years of industry on the farm. They spend their winters in Florida or at Hot Springs and make frequent trips to the coast, enjoying life to the utmost. Mr. Shubert is a Republican and he and his wife are members of the local lodge of the Degree of Honor.

      On April 16, 1883, Willard M. Shubert was. united in marriage to Mary Ankrom, who was born in Blackford county, Indiana, April 16, 1863, and who was not yet three years of age when her parents, Rhinehart and Elizabeth (Bugh) Ankrom, left Indiana with their family and came to Nebraska, settling in this county in March, 1866. Rhinehart Ankrom was born in Greene county, Pennsylvania, August 27, 1827, and his wife was born in February 4, 1832, in Perry county, Ohio. After their marriage on February 15, 1850, they settled on a farm in Blackford county, Indiana, and there remained until they came to Richardson county in the spring of 1866. Upon coming here Mr. Ankrom bought a tract of land in the half breed country in the precinct of Barada, four and one-half miles east of the present town of Shubert, and there established his home, he and his wife spending the remainder of their lives there, her death occurring on January 17, 1912, and his on October 5 of that same year. Twelve years before they had celebrated their golden-wedding anniversary at their old home in Barada precinct, all their children and grandchildren in Nebraska being present, there being at that time eighteen grandchildren. Rhinehart Ankrom arid his wife were the parents of eleven children, eight of whom grew to maturity, namely: William, who died on February 17, 1912; Robert, of Barada precinct; Barney, also a farmer in that same precinct; Jesse, also a Barada farmer; Alary, wife of Mr. Shubert; Mrs. Elizabeth Shafer, of Barada precinct; Mrs. Lydia Bucholz, of Falls City, and Mrs. Cloella Slagal, a widow, of Shubert.

      Mrs. Shubert recalls vividly the privations which she and the members of the Ankrom family underwent during the early pioneer days. They had few luxuries; sorghum was used for sweetening instead of sugar; wheat bread was served on the table on Sundays and when company were present. The daughters of the Ankrom family learned to cut wood and work in the fields when necessary. They spun and wove their own wool for the garments worn by members of the large family and also made their own clothes. Mrs. Shubert could harness and drive a team as well as her brothers and made a good "hand" on occasion. When the family would go visiting they would all crowd into a big wagon and go jolting across country via the nearest direct route to their destination and the "visit" would probably last over night, the family returning the next day. "Going to church" was an occasion and required the whole day to go and return home, the family taking along their lunches in baskets. The Ankrom boys would cut wood which they hauled to Falls City and traded for the winter's supply of shoes; hats, etc., were obtained in similar manner. Of spending money- such as the youth of the present day is supplied with unstintedly, the children of this pioneer household had little or none. On holiday occasions such as the F'ourth of July, if they had a "nickel" or twenty-cent piece to spend, it was deemed a great plenty.

    4. [S1169] KY: Kentucky County Marriage Records, (Date posted to database 2 Nov 2017).
      Name John Shubart Event Type Marriage Event Date 15 Jan 1830 Event Place , Morgan, Kentucky, United States Gender Male Marital Status Married Spouse's Name Rebecca Shrout Spouse's Gender Female



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