Germany has contributed largely to the ranks of American citizenship. Her sons are a loyal, freedom-loving class of men. Many of them come to this country for the enjoyment of a larger measure of liberty than is vouchsafed under the institutions of the "faderland." Of the number were the Glaubensklees. They were natives of Kersha, East Prussia. Theodore, a famous educator, at one time candidate for State Superintendent of Public Instruction in the State of New York, was the first to break the ties of home, cross the Atlantic and cast his lot with Americans. He became a professor in the Free Academy in New York city, and accumulated property. To his duties as a professor he added banking operations which have made him independent. Henry Glaubensklee, our distinguished subject, was born in Prussia, May 17th, 1821. In 1850, he made a visit to his brother, Theodore, in New York, and from thence started off on a hunting tour throughout the West. After reaching Edwards county he was persuaded to purchase the farm where he yet lives. This was quite foreign to his purpose, but attractions were not alone of farming, as on the 26th of March, 1851, he was united in marriage with Sarah Hallam, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Hallam, natives of Derbyshire, England. To Henry Glaubensklee and wife there have been born eleven children, seven of whom are living and four dead. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Politically he is a straightforward, earnest Republican. He obtained a fine education in one of the oldest institutions of learning in Prussia. He is a man of urbane manners, happy disposition, and is a good citizen.

Extracted 12 Aug 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 A Combined History of Edwards, Lawrence, and Wabash Counties, Illinois, pages 225-226.

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