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Phillip Schwebel
     born September 13, 1813, in Oberhausen, Grandduchy of Hessen, came to America in 1836, locating in New York City, where he married Elizabeth Scherer. In 1838 they came to Quincy, where Philip Schwebel, who was amaster of his trade, did all kinds of fine machine blacksmithing for many years. He died in 1892, his wife having preceded him in death in 1888. William Schwebel, the eldest son, learned the machinist's trade. During the Civil war he served in the Union army, as second lieutenant of Company F, Forty-third Illinois Infantry; after the war he went West and opened a machine shop in San Francisco, California. Edward Schwebel, the second son, served in the One Hundred and Thirty-seventh Illinois Infantry; he also was a machinist, and later moved to Burlington, Iowa, where he followed his trade. Henry George Schwebel, the third son, still resides in Quincy, where he has a position as shipping clerk in the Thomas White Stove Foundry.
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