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Below is a family biography included in The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois published by Biographical Publishing Co. in 1894.  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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H. ZUBER, Superintendent of the Murphysboro Brewing Company, was born in St. Gallen, the canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland, December 15, 1864. His father, a mechanic in iron, and his grandfather, a merchant by occupation, both resided in that canton. The former, in 1879, came to America, and for two years followed his trade in New Orleans, after which he went to St. Louis, and there, in partnership with our subject, is engaged in the manufacture of cornice work.

Our subject is one of two sons, the other being Emil, a resident of St. Louis. He was reared in Switzerland and attended school in that country, where also he learned the trade of a saddler and harness-maker. In 1881, with his mother and brother, he emigrated to the United States, and in St. Louis followed the trade of an upholsterer, which he had learned in Switzerland. Later, under the firm name of Zuber & Son, he embarked in the manufacture of cornice work, the factory being located for two years at No. 506 Lock Avenue, removed thence to No. 2606 South Seventh Street, and later to No. 2527 South Broadway. The firm is still in business at that place, and has established a solid reputation as tinsmiths and manufacturers of cornice.

In the spring of 1892 our subject accepted the position of Superintendent of the Murphysboro Brewing Company, and coming to this city, has since made it his home. The brewery has a capacity of two hundred and one-fourth barrels per day, and is furnished with all the modern improvements, including an engine room, store rooms, and an ice plant for the manufacture of ice. They have two machines with a capacity of sixty tons per day, and do an extensive wholesale and retail business, shipping both ice and beer to adjoining cities. Mr. Zuber not only superintends the work in the brewery, but also has charge of the work on the road, and through his enterprise the business has been largely increased. The concern was established in 1868, but its success has been largely secured since 1886. The company owns eight acres in Murphysboro, and in connection with the
brewery has a bottling works, which was started in 1890.

The marriage of Mr. Zuber occurred in St. Louis in 1891, and united him with Miss Kate, daughter of Rudolph Stecher, proprietor and President of the Stecher Cooperage Works, one of the largest in America. They are the parents of one child, Rudolph. Socially Mr. Zuber is identified with Amity Lodge No. 261, I. O. O. F., and the Order of Reliable Protection at St. Louis. Politically he is a Republican, firm in his allegiance to party principles. He is a member of the Murphysboro Fire Department. The various enterprises calculated to promote the best interests of the city receive his cordial support, and he is recognized as one of the most energetic and successful citizens of the place.

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