Michael  Theobald

            Michael Theobald ,  of Union Township, is a native of Rheinpfalz, Germany, born March 13, 1820, the son of  George  M. and  Catherine (Haehl) Theobald , who were also natives of Germany.  The family emigrated to the United States in 1840, coming to Shelby County, settling in Union Township, where they continued to reside until their deaths, the latter dying in 1875, and the former in 1881.  Our subject remained with his parents about one year after their settlement in the county. He received a good education in his native country and mother tongue.  November 11, 1845, his marriage with Catherine  Haehl   was solemnized, and to their union twelve children have been born, these ten now living: John  J., who married Rosina Haehl ; Julia  E ., wife of  Henry Weingarth;  Charles  H ., whose consort was  Sophia  L. Haehl ;  Rosa , now  Mrs.  G. G. Winters ;  Caroline  E., unmarried;  Louisa , wife of  George  Fuchs;   George  H ., who espoused  Elizabeth Horst Julius  E.,  Theodore and  William .  Mr. Theobald has always made farming his occupation, and he has been very successful. He now owns 260 acres of well improved land.  He and family are members of the St. Zion's German Protestant Church.  In politics he is a Democrat, and he has never sought any political preferment.
History of Shelby County, Indiana, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887, pages 776-777.
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