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Biographical Sketch of
Herman Engelbach
from the
History of Cass County, Illinois

Edited by William Henry Perrin
Published by O. L. Baskin & Co. Historical Publishers, Chicago, 1882.

Reprinted in 1968 in its in entirety as part of the
Sesquicentennial History of Cass County, Illinois
Edited by Virgil M. Dowdall

    HERMAN ENGELBACH, deceased; was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, Dec. 22, 1829; only child of George and Matilda (Meyer) Engelbach, natives of Germany. Dr. George Engelbach, subject's father, was born Oct. 16, 1804, and died Jan. 16, 1845; his wife, born Dec. 19, 1807, died Nov. 16, 1831. The subject of this sketch received his education in Jacksonville, Ill., graduating from the Illinois College, in that place, in 1849. He then engaged as book-keeper in a wholesale hardware house in St. Louis, Mo. In 1852 he returned to Arenzville, and engaged in milling and merchantile business until his death, which occurred Dec. 16, 1880. He was married in this country, July 16, 1859, to Elizabeth Goebel, a native of Germany, who was born March 21, 1835. By this union they were blessed with seven children: George, Christina, Henry, Herman, Frederick, William and Marie; the latter born June 8, 1872, died April 31, 1873. Mrs. Engelbach is a daughter of John and Christina Goebel; he born in 1811; she, in 1808. Mr. Engelbach was a member of the German Lutheran Church, and in politics a Republican. (A more extended sketch of our subject and his father, Dr. George Engelbach, will be found in the historical portion of this work, devoted to Arenzville Precinct.)

    (page 317, Perrin's History of Cass County, Illinois)