Shober bought lot 6 of block 11 in St. Cloud in Stearns County on July 1, 1857.

He lived in North Carolina and is said to have fathered a child (James Francis Shober) with a female slave in the early 1850s. In 1860 he lived in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. That year he owned a 48-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman, and he employed but did not own a 54-year-old female slave.

Albert Shober: He was likely Shober’s 48-year-old black male slave in the 1860 slave schedule. By the 1870 census he was freed, but he still lived with his former master in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.

Susan Shober: She was likely Shober’s 27-year-old black female slave in the 1860 slave schedule. By the 1880 census, she was a boarder in an African American barber’s home in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina.

 

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