Frank Seubert

FRANK SEUBERT, a leading business man of Latrobe. who bears a most desirable reputation for honest, straightforward dealing at all times and with every one, was born in the town in which he now resides, January 29, 1854, a son of John A. and Catherine (Buttner) Seubert.

John A. Seubert (father), a native of Germany, came to this country in 1848, accompanied by his wife, Catherine (Buttner) Seubert, also a native of Germany, and settled in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. The following two years he was employed at his trade of tailoring, after which he removed to Westmoreland county, on the pike, and tailored for the students at St. Vincent's College for two years. He then took up his residence in Latrobe, purchasing a lot at the first public sale in that town, erecting thereon a house, and here he worked at his trade up to 1885, thereby gaining a comfortable livelihood. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Seubert: Elizabeth A., deceased; Frank, mentioned hereafter; John A., resides in Denver and is there engaged in the cement roofing business; and William T., deceased. John A. Seubert (father) died December 5, 1895; he survived his wife many years, her death occurring at her home in Latrobe, June 2, 1882.

The educational advantages enjoyed by Frank Seubert were obtained at the high school of Latrobe, where he completed his studies at the age of fourteen years. He began his active career by securing work in the brick yard of his native town, but at the end of five years he abandoned this in order to learn the trade of shoemaker with Samuel Gerry, with whom he remained two years. Subsequently he learned the trade of painter, working at the same during the summer months for five years, and during the winter at his former trade of shoemaker. At the expiration of this period of time he engaged in the painting business on his own account, and by earnest effort and conscientious work has won a large degree of success. He is still engaged in the painting business, also conducts a large store at No. 309 Weldon street, and makes a specialty of wall paper, mixed paints and painters' supplies. He also has been a dealer in wall paper for thirteen years. He married, January 29, 1885, Mary Hessler, who was born November 3, 1866, a daughter of Philip and Catherine Hessler. Their children are: Catherine S., born November 2, 1886; Estelle G., born October 15, 1888; Francis P., born January 8, 1891; George A., born November 27, 1895; James A., born December 18, 1899; and Mary M., born December 22, 1901. Mr. and Mrs. Seubert and family are members of the Roman Catholic faith, and in political affairs he is an Independent. He is a member of the C. M. B. A., of Latrobe; Holy family branch No. 104, and the I. C. B. U., also of Latrobe.

Source: History of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, Volume II, by John N. Boucher. New York, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1906, Page 294-5.
Transcribed by Carol C. Eddleman for the Westmoreland County History Project.
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