Robert Godlieb Sauberlich Seibly
3 Aug 1842-7 Feb 1915


Robert Sauberlich, a native of Deschintz, Swartzburg, Germany, was born 3 Aug 1842, the son of John and Fredericka (Focht) Sauberlich. In 1847 the family immigrated to the United States. John Sauberlich died the same year. Fredericka lived another twenty years. When Robert was 11 years old he went to live with his sister Caroline for two years and then with his sister Teresa for a year and the next two years he was back with Caroline. He was the dishwasher and helped with the children. He would go to school occasionally, but mostly worked to support the family.

Robert married Rosina Elizabeth Kerber (Carver) 8 Jan 1865 in Waterloo, Michigan. Rosina was born 26 Feb 1845 to Andrew and Margaret (Dengel) Kerber in Seneca County, Ohio. The had seven children: Mary Paulina Seibly(1866-1916) wife of Daniel A. Zimmer; Anna Catherine Seibly (1868-1883); David Franklin Seibly (1870-1953) husband of Carrie Frost; John Herman Seibly (1872-1963) husband of Cora Mae Chester; Josephine Matilda Seibly (1875-1981); Ida Adell Seibly (1878-?) wife of Ray V. Lee (divorced); and William Lavern Seibly (1883-1965) husband to Charlotte Daniels and Hannah Jane Huntington.

Rosina died 17 Nov 1928 in Selah, Yakima County, Washington.

Robert Sauberlich died 7 Feb 1915 in Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI.

Service When Robert was 20 years of age he enlisted for three years in the 26th Michigan Infantry in Jackson County, MI. It was 16 Aug 1862, a Saturday night in the village of Grass Lake. They were transfered into Company F, 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. He fought at South Mt. and Antietam and was honorable discharged for disability at the camp near Falmouth, VA, 6 Dec 1862. He was pensioned.
Records 1850 Census Waterloo, Jackson County, MI Robert Siverly on census
1860 Census    
1870 Census Bushnell Township, Montcalm County, MI 1870 ag census also
1880 Census Bushnell Township, Montcalm County, MI 1880 ag census also
1890 Veteran Census Bushnell Township, Montcalm County, MI Fenwick, rupture, hernia
1900 Census Bushnell Township, Montcalm County, MI Naturalized, 1900 ag census also
1910 Census Grand Rapids, Kent County, MI  
Burial Sunny Hill Cemetery
Fenwick, Montcalm County, MI
Find A Grave #26998666
  Some biographical information from Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol II, 1892.