Henry Jacob Glabe1,2,3

ID# 378, (1876 - 1959)
FatherJohn Glabe4,3,5 (Oct 1847 - 8 Feb 1907)
MotherElizabeth Ruppel6,3,5 (31 Aug 1855 - 19 Apr 1928)

Key Events:

Birth: 11 Mar 1876, Farmdale, Tazewell Co., Illinois7,8,9
Marriage: 4 Aug 1909, New Concord, Muskingum Co., Ohio, Nellie L. Caldwell (3 Jul 1882 - 22 Apr 1948)10,5,11
Death: 30 Apr 1959, Paxton, Illinois7,12
Burial: Glen Cemetery, Paxton, Illinois13
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe
AncestryThe Glabe Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Henry Jacob Glabe was born on 11 Mar 1876 in Farmdale, Tazewell Co., Illinois.7,8,9 He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Germanville Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, John Glabe and Elizabeth Ruppel.4 Henry completed seven years of elementary schooling.14
     Henry appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Germanville Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of Sebastian Glabe and Anna Katherine Ruppel, his father's brother and his mother's sister.15
     Henry married Nellie L. Caldwell, daughter of James M. Caldwell and Mary E. White, on 4 Aug 1909 in New Concord, Muskingum Co., Ohio, with Rev. W. L. Garges officiating.10,5,11
     He was a chauffeur when he was married.16
     He appeared with Nellie on the 1910 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of his mother, Elizabeth Ruppel.6
     Henry was one of several persons in Chatsworth who were the subject of complaints about pro-German activity during World War I. On 15 Feb 1918 agent W. H. Kerrick of the Bureau of Investigation (later called the FBI) interviewed Henry about the complaints. According to his report Henry "has continued all the time to talk for Germany." He reported that Henry was a member of the Methodist Church choir though not a member of the church, and "at every opportunity during Choir meetings would say something for or in favor of Germany so that even the Choir members became digested with him." He said he was against the war, but refused to answer when asked "Are you for the United States in this War or against it?" Later he said he was "for the United States in some things but against it in others" but refused to elaborate. The agent concluded the matter needs further attention, but no record has been found suggesting any action was taken.17 Nevertheless, on 12 Sep 1918, Henry did register for the draft. He was living in Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, and reported he was as the owner and operator of a grain elevator.1
     Henry and Nellie appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, enumerated 12 Jan 1920. Their daughter Iva was listed as living with them.18
     Henry and Nellie moved to Paxton, some 30 miles south and east of Chatsworth, before 1930. They appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Paxton, Ford Co., Illinois, at 319 Orleans St., enumerated 14 Apr 1930, reporting that they rented their home, for $25 per month, and owned a radio. Their children Iva and LaVerda were listed as living with them.2
     Henry and Nellie appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Paxton, Ford Co., Illinois, at 343 West Orleans St., enumerated 24 Apr 1940, reporting that they rented their home for $22 per month. Their daughter LaVerda was listed as living with them.14
     He was a clerk in a grain office in 1910. By 1918 he was the owner and operator of a grain elevator, continuing until at least 1930.19,20,21,22,23 In 1940 he was working as a janitor in a public building, reporting in the 1940 census he had worked 20 hours the last week of March, and had worked 22 weeks the previous year, earning $550.24
     His wife died on 22 Apr 1948 in Paxton, Illinois.7,25
     Henry died on 30 Apr 1959 in Paxton, Illinois, at age 83.7,12 He was buried in Glen Cemetery, Paxton, Illinois.13

Children:
     Children with Nellie L. Caldwell:

Citations

  1. [S3585] Henry Jacob Glabe, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  2. [S3584] Henry J. Glabe household, 1930 U.S. Census, Ford Co., Illinois.
  3. [S3588] Henry J. Glabe and Nellie L. Caldwell, marriage license application and return.
  4. [S383] John Glabe household, 1880 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  5. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family.
  6. [S3490] Elizabeth Glabe household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  7. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, shows date, town, and state.
  8. [S3588] Henry J. Glabe and Nellie L. Caldwell, marriage license application and return, shows age 33 on 11 March 1909, county, and state.
  9. [S3585] Henry Jacob Glabe, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, shows date.
  10. [S3588] Henry J. Glabe and Nellie L. Caldwell, marriage license application and return, shows date, and officiant.
  11. [S3584] Henry J. Glabe household, 1930 U.S. Census, Ford Co., Illinois, shows married, and his first marriage at age 33 and hers at 27.
  12. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71064362, Henry J. Glabe, shows year, and includes photo of tombstone showing same.
  13. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71064362, Henry J. Glabe, includes photo of tombstone.
  14. [S3587] Henry J. Glabe household, 1940 U.S. Census, Ford Co., Illinois.
  15. [S3565] Sebastian Glabe household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  16. [S3588] Henry J. Glabe and Nellie L. Caldwell, marriage license application and return, shows occupation as chauffeur.
  17. [S3568] Henry Glabe, Investigative Case Files of the Bureau of Investigation 1908-1922.
  18. [S1884] Henry J. Glabe household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  19. [S3490] Elizabeth Glabe household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows occupation as clerk, industry as grain office.
  20. [S3568] Henry Glabe, Investigative Case Files of the Bureau of Investigation 1908-1922, shows occupation as grain dealer in 1918.
  21. [S3585] Henry Jacob Glabe, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, shows occupation as owner and operator of grain elevator.
  22. [S1884] Henry J. Glabe household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows occupation as salesman, industry left blank.
  23. [S3584] Henry J. Glabe household, 1930 U.S. Census, Ford Co., Illinois, shows occupation as proprietor, industry as grain bus.
  24. [S3587] Henry J. Glabe household, 1940 U.S. Census, Ford Co., Illinois, shows occupation as janitor, industry as public building.
  25. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 71064362, Nellie L. Caldwell Glabe, shows year, and includes photo of tombstone showing same.
  26. [S3630] The News-Gazette, 11 Jul 2007.