Christian F. Guebert was a native of Germany, and a son of Christian and Sophia Guebert, who were also born in the same country. Emigrating to America, their last days were spent in Red Bud, Ill. Their family numbered three sons, and a daughter, as follows: Christian, William, Henry and Sophia. The family are all members of the Lutheran Church, and take a very active part in church and benevolent work. The Gueberts are all representative people and are numbered among the leading families in the community in which they have so long resided.
In the common schools Christian Guebert acquired a good education, and under the parental roof he was reared to manhood. At length he determined to seek a home in America, and crossed the Atlantic in 1854. He here married Miss E. Kraemer, and unto them were born thirteen children, twelve of whom reached adult age.
Mr. Guebert was an industrious and enterprising man, and through his untiring labors and perseverance he accumulated nearly an entire section of land in the neighborhood of Red Bud. There carrying on agricultural pursuits, and placing his land under a very high state of cultivation, thus making it one of the valuable and desirable farms of the neighborhood. He also took a commendable interest in public affairs, was a warm friend of the common schools and gave all of his children good educational privileges. In politics he was a stalwart supporter of the Democracy, and in religious belief was a Lutheran. His family all belonged to the same church. Mr. Guebert was called to his final rest in 1892, having survived his wife about ten years. They were both active workers in the church, and those who knew them held them in highest regard for their many excellencies of character, and their sterling worth. Their loss to the community was widely felt, and it is with pleasure that we present to our readers a record of the lives of people who were so well and favorably known.
Henry W. Guebert, their eldest son, was born in 1856, on the old homestead, which has always been his place of abode, and is dear to him from the associations of his childhood, as well as hose of his maturer years. He now owns and operates one hundred and fifty acres, which he has placed under a high state of cultivation. The well tilled fields and many improvements on the place, together with its neat appearance, indicate the thrift and enterprise which is so characteristic of the family.
In 1885 Henry Guebert was united in marriage with Miss Berta, daughter of Chris Rosenberg, of Monroe County. Their union has been blessed with four children: Rosa, Freda, Louis, and Edwin. Mr. Guebert has long resided in this locality and is familiar with its history from an early day. He has taken a deep interest in the upbuilding of the community, and has ever borne his part in the work of public advancement.
Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois Chicago: Biographical Publishing Company 1894