The Schubert’s. The story of John Franz Schubert and Mary Elizabeth D’ark links migratory patterns from Austria to Germany to Indiana, U.S. while also examining the struggles of fighting in the civil war. Origin of his Name.
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The story of John Franz Schubert and Mary Elizabeth D’ark links migratory patterns from Austria to Germany to Indiana, U.S. while also examining the struggles of fighting in the civil war.
John Franz was born in Guilford, state of Germany in 1829to the parents of Ferdinand Lukas Schubert and Anna Feike; and tradition says he was a nephew and namesake of Franz Schubert, the noted musician most known for his composition, “Ave Maria”.
John Franz left Guilford Germany at age 19 to escape conscription or forced enlistment in the army, and settled in Tell City, Indiana.
John Franz Schubert married Mary Elizabeth D’Ark on July 13th, 1857 in Lanesville, IN.
John Schubert military record (from National Archives )
Private- 26th Regiment, Indiana Infantry Volunteers; commanded by Capt. Warren Morris
Enlisted 9/27/1864 in Jeffersonville; was 5’ 3.5” Grey eyes, dandy hair and fair complexion. Was in siege at Spanish Fort, Alabama and in hospital at Donaldson, Louisiana
Discharged 9/6/1865 at Jackson, Miss.
Died 1/14/1869 at Tell City of ‘disabilities contracted in the service of the United States.
-----Mary Elizabeth Schubert –b:8/27/1861 d:1932
Mary Magdalene Schubert- b: 12/4/1861 d:6/2/1862
Catherine Schubert- b: 1/30/1863 d:8/9/1864
John G. Schubert- b:12/14/1864 d: 1865
Anna Barbara Schubert- b: 8/27/1866 d:10/31/1867
-----George Charles Schubert- b: 10/20/1868 d:12/23/1927
Out of six children, only two of them survived past their first year of life: Mary Elizabeth and George Charles.
Mary Elizabeth remarried on August 17th of that year to George Wahler in Tell City then moved to Henderson county Kentucky where they both died. Mary’s death occurred on January 13, 1903 as a result of blood- poisoning from an infection which
followed a cut when she opened a can of salmon.
“United States, Civil War soldiers index”, index, Familysearch.org/ Pal:/mm9.1.1/FSWl-8PI: accessed 18 April 2012), John Schubert.
www.findagrave.com/cgi/fg.cgiPage=Schubert+&gsfN=John & Gs by+= 1829&Gsdyrd+17&Gsentry=853
Family info packet