Nellie May Glabe1,2,3

ID# 3936, (1888 - 1979)
FatherSebastian Glabe4,1,5 (30 Jul 1859 - 7 May 1940)
MotherAnna Katherine Ruppel6,1,5 (29 Jan 1865 - 14 Jul 1920)

Key Events:

Birth: 27 Sep 1888, Holton, Kansas7,8
Marriage: 2 Jun 1909, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, Charles Frederick Shafer (13 Apr 1883 - 10 May 1944)9,10
Death: 4 Dec 1979, Fairbury, Livingston Co., Illinois11,12
Burial: Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois13
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe
AncestryThe Glabe Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Nellie May Glabe was born on 27 Sep 1888 in Holton, Kansas.7,8
     She moved to Illinois with her parents about 1891.14 She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Germanville Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of her parents, Sebastian Glabe and Anna Katherine Ruppel.4
     Nellie married Charles Frederick Shafer, son of Adam Shafer and Anna Katharina Nieding, on 2 Jun 1909 in Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, with Rev. M. Gronewold officating.9,10
     Nellie and Charles appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, enumerated 23 Apr 1910, apparently boarding in the home of Louis Walter and his wife Christina.15
     Nellie and Charles appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, on Oak St., enumerated 14 Jan 1920, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their children Elma, Ronald, Faye and Arlene were listed as living with them. They were apparently living near her parents and their other children, as they are listed as the second previous household, on 6th St.16
     Nellie and Charles appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, enumerated 15 Apr 1930, reporting they owned a home valued at $6,500, and did not own a radio. Their children Elma, Ronald, Faye and Arlene were listed as living with them.15
     Nellie and Charles appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, enumerated 25 Apr 1940, reporting that they owned a home valued at $2,500. Their children Faye and Arlene were listed as living with them. They reported they had lived in the same house in 1935.17 Her father and her brother Paul and his wife were apparently living nearby as they were listed as the preceding household.18
     Nellie joined Charles as a partner in his business, Shafer's Insurance Agency, about 1933. In 1940 they both reported their occupations as insurance salesman, and that each had worked 40 hours the last week of March and 52 weeks the prior years. She continued to operate the business after his death, until her retirement in 1971.17,19
     Her husband died on 10 May 1944 in Bloomington, McLean Co., Illinois.20,21,22
     Nellie served as town water commissioner for several years, a position held by her husband at his death.5
     Nellie moved to a nursing home in Fairbury about 1973.23
     Nellie died on 4 Dec 1979 in Fairbury, Livingston Co., Illinois, at age 91.11,12 She was buried in Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois.13

Children:
     Children with Charles Frederick Shafer:

  • Elma Catharine Shafer24,14,25 (5 Aug 1910 - 5 Mar 2004)
  • Ronald Charles Shafer26,27 (4 Oct 1913 - 26 Jan 2009)
  • Faye Christina Shafer16,28 (16 Feb 1917 - 20 Jul 1972)
  • Arlene Nell Shafer24,29 (12 Jul 1919 - 30 Mar 1999)
  • infant Shafer30 (18 Feb 1926 - 18 Feb 1926)

Citations

  1. [S8047] Marriage certificates, Livingston Co., Illinois, no. 2081, Chas F. Shafer and Nellie May Glabe.
  2. [S3565] Sebastian Glabe household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows name as Nellie Glabe.
  3. [S8101] Nellie M. Shafer obituary, The Pantagraph, shows father's surname as Glabe.
  4. [S3565] Sebastian Glabe household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  5. [S8101] Nellie M. Shafer obituary, The Pantagraph.
  6. [S3565] Sebastian Glabe household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows the girl as daughter of Katheryn's husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  7. [S8101] Nellie M. Shafer obituary, The Pantagraph, shows date, town, and state.
  8. [S3565] Sebastian Glabe household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows month, year, age 11, and state.
  9. [S8047] Marriage certificates, Livingston Co., Illinois, no. 2081, Chas F. Shafer and Nellie May Glabe, shows date, town, and officant.
  10. [S8094] Adam Shafer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows married one year.
  11. [S8101] Nellie M. Shafer obituary, The Pantagraph, shows died Tuesday, and town.
  12. [S1000] "Social Security Death Index," Ancestry.com, record for Nellie Shafer, Soc. Sec. No. 339-28-4563, shows month, year, and last residence as 60921 Chatsworth, Livingston, Illinois.
  13. [S4051] Adams, "Descendants of Jacob Glabe", citing Livingston County Cemetery Records, Volume I, Page 103, record on Charles F. Shafer and Nellie Mae Glabe Shafer.
  14. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family.
  15. [S8095] Louis A. Walter household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  16. [S8096] Chas. F. Shafer household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  17. [S8098] Charles Schaeffer household, 1940 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  18. [S3567] Sebastian Glabe household, 1940 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  19. [S8101] Nellie M. Shafer obituary, The Pantagraph, shows she was partner in agency for 38 years, retiring in 1971.
  20. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Chas. F. Shafer, citing FHL#1983906, cert no 20382, shows date, county, and state.
  21. [S8093] Charles F. Shafer obituary, The Pantagraph, shows died Wednesday, and town.
  22. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 72, shows date, as 11 May 1944, city, and state.
  23. [S8101] Nellie M. Shafer obituary, The Pantagraph, shows she was a resident ther the last six years.
  24. [S8096] Chas. F. Shafer household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows the girl as daughter of Nelle's husband.
  25. [S4052] Elma Trinkle obituary, The Blade.
  26. [S8096] Chas. F. Shafer household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband.
  27. [S3635] Obituary: Ronald Charles Shafer, The Pantagraph, 28 Jan 2009.
  28. [S8102] Miss Faye C. Shafer obituary, The Daily Leader.
  29. [S824] Obituary Central, online, "Miscellaneous Kankakee County, Illinois Obituaries," obituary for Arlene Rosenboom.
  30. [S3462] "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947," FamilySearch.org, record for Shafer, citing FHL#1504133, pg 297, cert no 1.