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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  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 GORDNER is a native of Germany, and was born January 23, 1836, being one of nine children of Phillip and Louisa (Hoop) Gordner, mention of whom is made in the biography of Charles Gordner. Our subject received a good education in Germany, and at the age of twenty-three years came to America, landing at New York City in the spring of 1859. He reached Boonville May 27, 1859, and followed farming for six months, and worked in his brother’s shop about ten months. He then teamed for Hudspeth & Co for four years, and continued the same business until the fall of 1865, and then engaged in the livery business in this town and has continued until the present. In 1871 he built his present stable. He now has an excellent business, which he has built up by industry. He deals to some extent in fast horses. He owns valuable property in Boonville and some good farming land in the county. September 1, 1861, he married Rosanna Martel, a native of Germany, and by her is the father of eight children, only three now living: Jacob, Rosanna and Emma. He is a Republican, and he and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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