F. J. FILBERT, tax commissioner of the Chicago & Western Indiana and Belt Line Railroad Company, was born
in Buffalo, N. Y., in 1846, son of Jacob P. and Catharine Filbert. In 1846 he came with his parents to Chicago,
who subsequently located on a farm at Wheeling, but after the experiment of farming one year, his father sold the
farm and followed his trade, shoe making, untit his death, which occurred in 1882, at the age of seventy six years.
Mr. Filbert enlisted in 1862, in Company E, 113th Illinois Volunteer infantry. He participated in the battle of
Arkansas Post, siege and capture of Vicksharg. and Jackson, Miss. He was disabled, at the siege of Vicksburg in
the left leg. Entering the service as private. he was promoted to Corporal, and subsequently to First Lieutenant.
He was mustered out in 1805. Returned to Palatine, he engaged in the mercantile business for about ten years. He
established the first drug store in Palatine, in 1867. He is an active member of the Republican party, and has
held the various town offices. He is Justice of the Peace and notary public. For five years he was Deputy Clerk
of Cook County, and two years Deputy Sheriff. From January 1, 1883, to August of the same year he was Clerk of
the entry and warehouse department of the United States Custom House, which position he resigned to accept his
present responsible one with the railroad company. He was married in 1864 to Miss Eva Fraas. They had one child,
William J., born in 1866. Mrs. Filbert died in 1875. He was again married, in 1878, to Miss Susan Decker. They
have two children, Lillian, born in 1879, and Addle, born in 1852. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, A.
F. & A. M., and a Royal Arch Mason; also a member of the St. Bernard Commandery, No. 35. He is Past Master
of Palatine Lodge, No.314, also a memberof the G. A. R. Post, No. 28, and of the Chicago Union Veteran Club, and
Secretary of time Republican Central Committee of Cook County.
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Names A to B
Names C to G
Names H to M
Names N to Z
Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906