“LOUIS NEIBERT was born in Wertimburg*, Germany, February 4, 1829. He was the youngest child of four children, two sons and two daughters, born to Christopher and Christena Neibert, both natives of Germany. Christopher Neibert was a shoemaker, and followed this occupation throughout his life. He died in 1834, at the age of fifty-two, and his wife in 1836, at the age of fifty-seven. They were members of the Lutheran Church. Louis Neibert, when seven years old, was left an orphan and lived with his grandfather. He attended school until fourteen years old, and when twenty-one years old, came to America. He located at Cincinnati, where he was very poor, and engaged in gardening for a few years. He then worked west from Cincinnati. In 1858, he married Miss Sarah Colee, who was born March 10, 1840, daughter of Abner Colee, of this [Noble] township. Mr. Neibert, soon after his marriage, located in this township, and located on a rented farm. In 1868, he purchased his present home; he now owns 185 acres of improved land. He is the father of eleven children, eight girls and three boys. Arabelle, Hannah, Lorinda, John, Christena, Mary, Bertha, Dallas, Cora, Ella, Roscoe. Mr. Neibert belongs to the Republican party, and is a highly respected citizen."
Submitted by Don T. Mitchell
Notes: *Wuerttemberg was then a separate kingdom, later annexed to modern Germany.
Second child, Hannah Neibert (1861-1936), married George W. Mount (1856-1947), son of James & Elvessa (Mitchell) Mount, all of Noble Twp.
From p. 733 of Brant & Fuller's 1887 History of Shelby County, Indiana
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming