From: "Biographical Review of Cass, Schuyler and
Brown Counties, Illinois 1892", by Biographical Review Publishing
Company, Chicago, Illinois; page 575, a reprinted by Stevens Publishing
Co., Astoria, Ill., 1971, is sold by the Schuyler County Historical
Society, Rushville, Illinois.
Henry Y. Newbold, now deceased, was born in Lippe-Detmold,
Prussia, Germany, September 22, 1828. He came of a respectable family
and his mother died in her native province when he was eight years old.
His father, Henry, who was a small German farmer, came with his four
children, in 1850, to New York city, and from thence to Stephenson
county, Illinois, where they all settled for a time, and where a part
remained. The father continued there with one of his sons until his
death. He and his wife were Lutherans all their lives.
Henry Y. came to Beardstown in 1854, and two years later was
married, and after a few years purchased a good farm, five miles east
of Beardstown, where he lived and died. He was a practical farmer,
improved his land nicely, put up a fine residence and good out
buildings. At the time of his death he owned 152 acres of good,
improved land in the bottoms. He was a much respected citizen and a
working member of the Lutheran Church. His wife, who still survives
him, and is managing the farm with remarkable success, is a very
capable woman. Her maiden name was Mary Mohlman, and she was born in
Westphalia, Prussia, September 25, 1838. She was twelve years of age
when her parents came to the United States and to Beardstown. There the
father, Henry Mohlman, died, being nearly sixty years old. He was a
good mechanic and operated a large plaining-mill, and also did business
as a merchant. He was a well-known and worthy citizen, a Republican,
and an active member of the Lutheran Church. His wife is yet living,
and bears her eighty years as well as can be expected. She has always
been a consistent Lutheran.
Mrs. Newbold lived with her parents until her marriage. She is
the mother of six intelligent children, all living: Henry A., a farmer
of Christian county, Illinois, married to Phoebe Livergood; Ellen, wife
of Herman Drawer, a farmer of Christian county; Charles, also a farmer,
married Amelia Tribswater; William runs his father's old farm; Emma, is
the wife of Parker Hammer and Lily M., a charming young lady, is at
home with her mother. The children are all well educated, and are
highly respected throughout this county.