Johann Friedrich Lübbering
|John Frederick Luebbering|
|1st postmaster of Luebbering, Missouri|
June 30, 1888 – April 18, 1896
|Succeeded by||J. E. Taylor|
|Born||Johann Friedrich Lübbering
February 4, 1830
|Died||February 9, 1904
St. Louis, Missouri
|Spouse(s)||Anna Maria Niemann|
|Children||John F Luebbering Jr.
Dora S Luebbering
Early life in Germany
Johann Friedrich Lübbering was born in Schwaförden, Lower Saxony, Germany, the eldest son of 34-year-old Albert Friedrich Lübbering and Anna Margaretha Dorothea Elisabeth Meier, who was a farmer in Schwaförden, Lower Saxony, Germany. Friedrich was born into a year, which was the first in a series of famine years in that area of Lower Saxony. Johann Friedrich Lübbering immigrated to the US in 1843. John F Luebbering as he was known living in the US, was father-in-law to father of the US Olympic soccer player Oscar Brockmeyer who was a member of the 1904 summer olympics football team for the US.
Later life and career
After immigrating to the US, and having served in the United States army for the Union and the state of Missouri in several Missouri regiments, he became the first postmaster of Luebbering, Missouri on June 30, 1888.
After Congress granted pension rights in the Dependent and Disability Pension Act on June 27, 1890, Johann Friedrich Lübbering began applying for a military pension, also because of his disabilities related to his eyesight. He used to sometimes sign as “Frederick J. Luebbering”, which delayed his pension payments considerably. However, the pension records office granted “John Frederick Luebbering” a monthly sum of $6.00 on July 11, 1891, but requested for him to produce quite a number of affidavits to substantiate his claims and prove his identity. Johann Friedrich Lübbering's pension was finally agreed to be the monthly sum of US$8.00 in 1904, the year he died of dilatation of the heart.
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