John Glabe1,2,3,4

ID# 352, (1847 - 1907)
FatherJohann Jakob Glebe1,5,6 (1 Dec 1815 - 12 Jul 1892)
MotherAnna Katharina Stein1,5,6 (10 Jan 1816 - 19 Dec 1899)

Key Events:

Birth: Oct 1847, Farmingdale, Tazewell Co., Illinois7,8,9
Marriage: 11 Mar 1875, Elizabeth Ruppel (31 Aug 1855 - 19 Apr 1928)10,11,12
Death: 8 Feb 1907, Chatsworth, Illinois1
Burial: Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois13
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe
AncestryThe Glabe Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     John Glabe was born in Oct 1847 in Farmingdale, Tazewell Co., Illinois.7,8,9
     He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Tazewell Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, Jacob Glebe and Katherine Stein.14 He appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.15 He appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Washington Twp., Tazewell Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.16
     John married Elizabeth Ruppel, daughter of Henry Ruppel and Anna Gehla Berlet, and sister of his brother Sebastian's future wife, on 11 Mar 1875.10,11,12
     John and Elizabeth lived on a farm west of Washington until 1877, when they moved to Germanville, where she had grown up.1,17,18,19 They appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Germanville Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois, enumerated 1 Jun 1880. Their children Henry, Matilda and Mary were listed as living with them.3
     The 1880 census provides a snapshot of John's farm in Germanville Twp. He rented the land, paying a share of his product as rent. He reported the value of his production the prior year as $690. He had 80 acres of tilled land and 15 acres in meadows or pastures, of which 10 acres had been mowed the prior year, yielding 10 tons of hay. He also had 65 acres of Indian corn yielding 2,000 bushels, 10 acres of oats yielding 300 bushels, 16 acres of flax, yielding 165 bushels and a smaller plot yielded 25 bushels of potatoes. He said the farm was valued at $2,400, had $125 worth of tools and impliements and $360 worth of livestock. They included two working oxen, two "milch cows," from which he had produced 150 lb. of butter the prior year, and two other cattle, 20 swine and 36 poultry. He reported he had spent nothing on fence repair or fertilizer in the prior year, but had paid $160, including board, for hired labor for 52 weeks of work.20
     John and Elizabeth appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Germanville Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois, enumerated 18 Jun 1900, reporting the family rented its farm. Their children Louis, Harvey, Catherine, Fred and Emma were listed as living with them, as was Nannie Wilson, age 22, described as "help," whose husband of four months was listed on the nearby Blakely farm. Elizabeth's parents were apparently living nearby, as they are listed next.21
     John and Elizabeth lived on their farm in Germanville Twp. until 1903, when he retired from farming and they moved in to Chatsworth. Elizabeth lived long after him in the family home in Chatsworth.1
     John died on 8 Feb 1907 in Chatsworth, Illinois, at age 59.1 He was buried in Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois.13

Children:
     Children with Elizabeth Ruppel

John and Elizabeth's daughter Mary seems to have died quite young. She appears in the 1880 census as an infant, but no further record of her can be found. Lee Pound's extensive interviews with family members in 1967 produced no mention of her.28,29

Citations

  1. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family.
  2. [S1054] Jacob Glupe household, 1850 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows name as John Glupe.
  3. [S383] John Glabe household, 1880 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  4. [S3588] Henry J. Glabe and Nellie L. Caldwell, marriage license application and return, shows name as John Glabe.
  5. [S1054] Jacob Glupe household, 1850 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S1055] Jacob Clabe household, 1860 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  7. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 13, shows month, year, town, and state.
  8. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Louis A. Glabe, citing FHL#1684955, Reg Dist 563 Reg #5, shows county and state.
  9. [S1054] Jacob Glupe household, 1850 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows age 2, and state.
  10. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows date.
  11. [S3483] John Glabe household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows married 25 years.
  12. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Elizabeth Ruppel Glabe, citing FHL#1614420, pg 105, and cert no 15051, shows him as her spouse.
  13. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 72216611, John Glabe.
  14. [S1054] Jacob Glupe household, 1850 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  15. [S1055] Jacob Clabe household, 1860 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  16. [S1056] Jacob Clabe household, 1870 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois.
  17. [S1056] Jacob Clabe household, 1870 U.S. Census, Tazewell Co., Illinois, shows occupation as farm laborer.
  18. [S383] John Glabe household, 1880 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows he was a farmer.
  19. [S3483] John Glabe household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows occupation as farmer.
  20. [S3489] John Glabe farm, 1880 U.S. Census, agriculture schedule, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  21. [S3483] John Glabe household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  22. [S3588] Henry J. Glabe and Nellie L. Caldwell, marriage license application and return.
  23. [S8047] Marriage certificates, Livingston Co., Illinois, no. 1897, Wm. A Heiple and Matilda C. Glabe.
  24. [S3631] Obituary: Mrs. Matila Heipie, Chatsworth Plaindealer, 31 Dec 1958.
  25. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Louis A. Glabe, citing FHL#1684955, Reg Dist 563 Reg #5.
  26. [S3632] Obituary: Glabe Infant, Chatsworth Plaindealer, 28 Jan 1887.
  27. [S3633] Obituary: Mrs. Catherine A. Vaubel, Chatsworth Plaindealer, 30 Jan 1964.
  28. [S383] John Glabe household, 1880 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows Mary as John's daughter, age 3 months.
  29. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pp 13-14, lists John and Elizabeth's children, Mary is not included.