Wilhelmina Schubert (1843-1934)
|Born:||8 Jan 1843 Riesenberg, Germany|
|Died:||3 Jan 1934 Harbor Springs, Michigan|
|Spouse:||Frederick L. Chudobba|
|Married:||1875 Riesenberg, Germany|
Wihelmina Schubert was born January 8, 1843 in Reisenberg, West Preussen, Germany, daughter of John and Marie Schubert.
Minnie married Frederick L. Chudobba in 1875 at Germany.
They immigrated to the US and bought land outside Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan and had what became known as the Catob Farm on Catob Road. Fritz helped build the railway from Petoskey to Mackinac City. They Americanized their last name to Catob so their neighbors could pronounce it.
Minnie died 3 January 1934 in Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan and is buried in the Lakeview Cemetery in Harbor Springs.
Emmet County's Weekly Newspaper, August 26, 1971:
(Hedrick District, West Traverse, Pleasantview)
by Lois Jane Ruonavaara
On a hillside between Emmet Heights and Hedrick Road can be seen the remains of a house and barn enjoyed by this couple for whom Catob Road is named. Neighbors still remember their good garden, and Mrs. Catob's fine cooking. Mr. Lee Cosens, Sr., used to work for them. Their niece, Mrs. Gerald Carmer, still lives in Harbor Springs.
Mrs. Catob told my grandparents how, as a girl in Germany, working as a servant on one of the large estates, she helped clean and cook many chickens for the people in the "big house", but only had the left-overs to eat. "Gott has been gut to me," she said. "I have had this." Here is food for thought for us for whom, in recent years, chicken has been one of the least expensive meats!
As a child I remember the Catobs driving past in their horse and buggy, and stopping at our front gate to visit. At their home I first saw, and was fascinated by, an authentic German Cuckoo clock, and first tasted delicious German potato pancakes.
- 1880 Federal Census, Pleasant View, Emmet, Michigan:
- CAUTABA, Frederick
- Minnie, Wife, Md, female, white, 35, Keeping House, BAVARIA, BAVARIA, BAVARIA
- 1900 Federal Census, Little Traverse township, Emmet, Michigan, 22 June 1900, Dwelling #340:
- Name: Minnie Kutobia
- Head of Household: Fred Kutobia
- Relationship to Head of Household: Wife
- Gender: Female
- Race: White
- Birth Date: Jan 1843
- Age: 57
- Marital Status: Married
- Years Married: 25
- Marriage Year (Estimated): 1875
- Mother of how many children: 0
- Number of Living Children: 0
- Immigration Year: 1872
- Birthplace: Germany
- Father's Birthplace: Germany
- Mother's Birthplace: Germany
- 1930 Federal Census, Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
- Catob, Fred
- , Minnie, wife, female, white, 83, married at 30, Ger, Ger, Ger, speaks German
- Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
- CATOB, WILHELMINA
- Date of Death: 1/3/1934
- Liber: 5
- Folio: 149
- Place of Death: Harbor Springs
- Family Records of John Catob
- Grave: Lakeview Cemetery, Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan:
- Catob, Minnie
- Died: 1934
- Sec: J
- Lot: 28