Eclectic Primary History
Edward S. Ellis, A. M.
Published by VanAntwerp, Bragg and Co. of Cincinnati and New York.
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.
Return to NEGenWeb Project Civil War page
© 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 for the NEGenWeb Project by Ted & Carole Miller