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Eclectic Primary History

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United States


Edward S. Ellis, A. M.


Published by VanAntwerp, Bragg and Co. of Cincinnati and New York.

Copyright 1884.


Civil War Chapters   LIII - LVII


Handwritten in front of book (pencil): Private Library of Victor Schober, No. 2, 1889.

Victor Rudolf Schober was born 1879 in Römerstadt, Mähren, Austria (Rymarov, Moravia, Czechoslovakia). He was ten years old when claimed ownership of this book.

He immigrated with his parents in Dec 1881 to Columbus, Platte, NE where he attended school (St. Francis Academy?). He would work briefly as a printer's apprentice (Madison County?) and later be court reporter for District Judge Perry, in Furnas & adjacent counties. He was an eccentric humpback (childhood accident); a practical joker; collector of books & other objects; enjoyed painting, wood carving and photography. He married Alicia Lawler of Iowa & Lincoln, NE (teacher & nurse). They had no children. Victor Schober died in 1935 at a hospital in Lincoln; andwas buried at Cambridge, NE.



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