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Below is a family biography included in The History of Posey County, Indiana by John C. Leffel and published by Standard Publishing Company in 1913.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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Peter Schick (deceased), of Marrs township, Posey county, Indiana, was born in Germany, January 27, 1850, and came to America in 1883, locating in Evansville, where he worked in a saw mill for two years. In 1885 he removed to Marrs township, where he bought a farm near Caborns Station, and was engaged in the occupation of farming until his death, April 18, 1910. He was a member of the Evangelical church. Mr. Schick was married April 3, 1876, to Miss Anna Mary Wirth, the wedding taking place in Germany. Mrs. Schick was born April 8, 1855, and was the only member of her family to come to America. Mr. and Mrs. Schick became the parents of six daughters and five sons: Magdalena Maria, born August 15, 1877, married to John Hofman February 22, 1906, and became the mother of two children, Laura Marie, born December 16, 1906, and Alma Katherine, born November 10, 1911; Elizabeth, born October 2, 1879, married George Kaffenberger October 6, 1904; Margaret, born July 10, 1881; Peter, born April 3, 1883, died May 1, 1898; George, born February 20, 1885, married Miss Phoebe Schreiber April 10, 1912, and has one child, Alma Marie, born December 23, 1912; Mary,
born October 15, 1886, now a teacher in Marrs township; Abraham, born September 19, 1889; Katherine, born December 18, 1891, graduated from the Mt. Vernon High School in 1910, now a teacher in Marrs township; Jacob, born November 1, 1893, died March 10, 1896; Anna, born August 4, 1895, and Friedrick, born August 19, 1897.

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This family biography is one of 232 biographies included in The History of Posey County, Indiana by John C. Leffel and published in 1913 by Standard Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Posey County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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