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Below is a family biography included in The History of Gasconade County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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August Kattelmann, teacher and farmer of Gasconade County, Mo., is the son of August and Caroline (Borchard) Kattelmann, both natives of Germany, the former born in Hanover in 1818, and the latter in Prussia in 1831. When young, both came with their parents to America, his parents settling in Gasconade County, and her parents in Franklin County. They were married in 1849 and settled on the farm on which our subject now lives. The father was a Democrat in politics, served in the Home Guards during the war, and died in 1867; his widow still lives. Of their family of five sons and four daughters, two of the sons are successful teachers. August was born on his present farm in 1860, received a fair education in the common schools, and finished at the Central Wesleyan College, at Warrenton, Mo. He has followed teaching for eight years. In 1887 he was appointed by the county court to the office of justice of the peace, and holds that position at the present. In 1887 he married Miss Pauline Toedtmann, daughter of August Toedtmann. He has made this county his home all his life, has a fine farm of 246 acres, and is an intelligent enterprising citizen. He is a Republican in politics.

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This family biography is one of 146 biographies included in The History of Gasconade County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Gasconade County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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