The following Biographical sketch was copied from the book "HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY COUNTIES OF WHITE AND PULASKI, INDIANA. Historical and Biographical. Illustrated. Chicago; F.A. Battey & Co., Publishers. 1883. page 730, White Post Township, Pulaski County, Indiana.
"FREDERICK MAIBAUER was born in Prussia July 25, 1841, and is one of the five children of JOHN and JUSTINA (LEFERENZ) MAIBAUER, viz.: JOHN, deceased; FREDERICK; MARY; AUGUSTA, deceased; and IDA, deceased. The father was born in 1809; he was a soldier for seven years, and belonged to the "Black Cavalry"; he was wounded and discharged, and appointed Government gamekeeper; he came to America in 1857, and now lives in LaFayette, Indiana. FREDERICK came to this country with his father, going directly to Danville, Illinois, where he lived three years and learned shoemaking. He visited LaFayette, South Bend, Detroit and Cairo, and then returned to Danville; afterward he enlisted, in 1862, for three years, in the Fourth Indiana Cavalry. He took part in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, Strawberry Plains, Buzzard Roost, Kenesaw, Atlanta, Montgomery, West Point (Georgia), Macon, and was KILPATRICK's bugler in SHERMAN's famous march to the sea. He was wounded three times, and was discharged in July 1865. He then worked at his trade in LaFayette until 1874, when he came to Medarysville, and is now the only shoe-maker in the place. He was married, September 15, 1867, to AUGUSTA WAKNITZ, who has born him six children - JOHN, FREDERICK, AUGUSTA, IDA, MINNIE, and WILLIAM. JOHN is the only one not spared to his parents. MR. MAIBAUER is a member of the German Lutheran Church, and is a worthy citizen."