Shelby County

Louis Arthur Zwiebel



Louis Arthur Zwiebel

 Louis Arthur Zwiebel was born on 7 September 1851 in Montra, Shelby County, Ohio, and was the last of eight children born to Michael Zwiebel and Magdalena Schneeberger. With the loss of his father in 1852, he was raised with his brother Michael by their mother, who never remarried. At age twenty-three, he married Christina Heintz, the daughter of a local merchant and farmer, George Heintz, on 6 April 1875.  Louis and Christina began their family with the birth of their first child, Martha, on the 16th of June, 1876, in Montra. In the next thirteen years, seven more children would be born to the couple, two dying in infancy.  In 1891, Louis decided it was time to leave Ohio and follow his two brothers, George and Philip, who had earlier settled on the plains of Nebraska. Along with his wife, Christina, and their six remaining children, the family moved to Papillion, in Sarpy County, Nebraska, where his brothers lived.  Staying in Papillion only one year, in March of 1892 he moved the family to the Zwiebel farm south of Valley near Waterloo, Nebraska. Soon to become known as 'The Old Home Place' to all in the family, it was here he started farming and continued raising his children, the last of whom was born in 1894. Known as an excellent carpenter and master barn builder, he built the family home and all of the outbuildings on the farm. The house, though remodeled, still stands today in its original location.  Developing kidney trouble in 1922, Louis died the 15th July at the age of seventy years. He was buried in the family plot at Prospect Hill Cemetery outside Elkhorn, Nebraska. Louis was remembered by all as a man of strong convictions and high ideals. Eight years later, at age seventy three, Christina joined him, dying of bronchial pneumonia on 5 December 1930.

5 Louis Arthur Zwiebel (14) Born 7 Sep 1851 Clay Township, Shelby, Ohio, 
Christened 7 Oct 1851 Clay Township, Shelby, Ohio, Died 15 Jul 1922 Valley, 
Douglas, Nebraska, Buried Elkhorn, Douglas, Nebraska, Married 6 Apr 1875 
Shelby, Ohio Christina C Heintz (15) Born 22 Mar 1857 Montra, Shelby, Ohio, Christened Montra, Shelby, Ohio, Died 5 Dec 1930 Valley, Douglas, Nebraska, Buried Elkhorn, Douglas, Nebraska 

Descendants of Louis Arthur Zwiebel and Christina Heintz

6 Martha Zwiebel Born 18 June 1876 Montra, Shelby, Ohio, Died 2 February 
1916 Valley, Saunders, Nebraska 
6 Albert Zwiebel Born 28 February 1878 Montra, Shelby, Ohio, Died 15 June 
1950 Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska 
6 Amel Zwiebel Born 22 April 1880 Montra, Shelby, Ohio, Died 28 March 1865 
6 Otto Zwiebel Born 24 August 1882 Montra, Shelby, Ohio, Died 17 January 
1952 Alliance, Box Butte, Nebraska 
6 Lawrence Zwiebel Born 7 March 1885 Montra, Shelby, Ohio, Died 22 Oct 1965 
Morrill,Scotts Bluff,Nebraska 
6 Edwin Zwiebel Born 20 July 1889 Montra, Shelby, Ohio, Died 23 January 1959 
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska 
6 Edith Zwiebel Born 15 January 1894 Waterloo, Douglas, Nebraska, Died 2 May 
1980 Garden Grove,Orange,California 

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