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Below is a family biography included in The History of Pulaski County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Charles H. Shubert, attorney at law, of Richland, and the successor of J. A. Bradshaw, was born at Linn Creek in 1858, and is the eldest of six children born to Garret B. and Bridget (Foy) Shubert. Garret B. Shubert was born in Philadelphia, Penn., in 1829, and when fourteen years of age went to sea; he made two trips around the world, and served in various capacities on board ship for fifteen years. Upon leaving ocean sailing he landed on the Pacific coast in California, about 1849, and spent the last few years in steam-boating on the Mississippi River. Soon after his marriage in St. Louis, in 1857, he removed to Linn Creek, which has since been his home, with the exception of several years during the war. April 10, 1863, he was commissioned lieutenant of the Eighth Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, and served as lieutenant and adjutant until April 13, 1865, when he resigned, his operations having principally been in Missouri and Arkansas. At the close of the Civil War he was sent as quartermaster of the Fourteenth Missouri Cavalry to fight the Indians, returning to his home at Linn Creek in the fall of 1865. He subsequently spent four or five years flat-boating on the Osage River. In 1871 he was elected probate judge of Camden County, which office he held until 1875, being elected to the same office in 1878, and serving until 1886. From 1878 to 1882 he was presiding judge of the county court, and since 1884 has been county collector. He is a stanch Republican in politics, and an active worker for his party. His father, George Shubert, was of German descent, and a native of Pennsylvania; he was a skillful mechanic and died at Portsmouth, Ohio, when Garret B. was but twelve years of age. Charles H. Shubert received a good education in the public schools of Linn Creek, and when sixteen years of age he entered the county and circuit court offices, where he studied law, being admitted to the Camden County bar when twenty years of age. He was successfully engaged in the practice of the legal profession at Linn Creek until his removal to Richland, in February, 1888. He is a fluent speaker, and one of the promising attorneys of Richland. He served as prosecuting attorney of Camden County, and has held other minor positions. He is a Republican politically; is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and A. O. U. W. and Select Knights. In 1879 he married Eliza R., daughter of Dr. Joel C. and Ellen V. Crouch. Mr. and Mrs. Crouch removed to Camden County from Kentucky about 1850, where the former died in 1873 and the latter in 1878. Mr. Crouch was a well-known physician of Camden County for many years. Mrs. Shubert died in June, 1883, leaving one son, Leslie.

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This family biography is one of 80 biographies included in The History of Pulaski County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Pulaski County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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