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Schaub, Nicholas 1890 Peo Bio & Portrait Album

Nicholas Schaub

This young and enterprising farmer and stock-breeder, was born where he now resides on section 12, Rosefield Township, June 16, 1859. His father, John Schaub, was born in Germany, learned the trade of cabinet-maker, and served according to the custom in the German army. He was the son of Adam and Mary Schaub, having a brother Adam and a Sister Mary, but being the only member of the family who came to America. He landed in New Orleans after a voyage of six weeks and remained in the Southern metropolis nine years, working at his trade. He then came to Peoria Co., IL, locating at Kickapoo, where he married Mrs. Catherine Backes, nee Klug. He then located where our subject resides, living there until his death March 7, 1877.

The mother of our subject was born in Germany, March 7, 1816 to Peter A. and Elizabeth Klug. The Klug family comprised four sons and five daughters of whom one son and four daughters came to the United States. These were John; Sina, Mrs. Blatch; Elizabeth, Mrs. Frank Shepherd; Margaret, Mrs. Peter Backes; and the mother of our subject. Catherine Klug married Jacob Backes, with whom she came to the United States in March 1842, having spent ten weeks on the way. The located on eighty acres on Section 12, Rosefield Township, this county, which they improved, and upon which she afterward resided with her second husband. Her first marriage resulted in the birth of four children two of whom died in Germany. John and Jacob are living in this county. The parents of our subject had five children, he of whom we write being the youngest. The others are Mary E, wife of Adam Kelch, of Kickapoo; Carrie E. who remains on the home farm; John who died leaving three sons and two daughters; and Peter, now living in Orient, Adair County, Iowa. Nicholas Schaub received a good common school education and being reared on the farm early became acquainted with its management. At the age of twenty one years he began life for himself taking charge of the homestead, which in the settlement of the estate fell to him, he also having the care of the family. He makes a specialty of thorough-bred Poland-China hogs, doing also general farming and stock raising. He is a member of the Catholic Church to which his mother belongs, and of which his father was a communicant.

Submitted by Londie Benson.