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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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Conrad Humburg, ex-county judge, farmer and wine-grower, was born near Hesse Castle, Germany, January 31, 1835, and is the son of Jacob and Anna C. (Meilbert) Humburg, both natives of the same place as our subject. The father was a wealthy land-owner and burgomaster of Crumbach. Having lived in their native country until 1867, they came to America and located in Roark Town ship. All their children, ten in number, were born in Germany, and eight of them came with their parents to America. The father died in 1881, at the age of seventy-eight, but the mother is still living, and is eighty-two years old. All six of their boys came to America to escape military duty. Conrad was but nineteen years of age when he left the old country for America, and, after remaining here three years, returned on a visit to his fatherland, but he could not stay long or he would be pressed into service. He then returned and has made this county his home principally ever since. In 1863 he married Mrs. Margaret Pfortenhauer, nee Pfilifn, a native of Switzerland. By her first husband she became the mother of five children, and by her second marriage became the mother of four children. In 1871 she died and the following year Mr. Humburg married Pauline Shuetz, who bore him six children. He and wife are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, as was also his first wife. In 1882 he was chosen county judge and held that position for two years. He is a Republican in politics, and during the war served in the militia. He is a member of the Agricultural Wheel. He owns 200 acres of land, of which 100 acres are under cultivation, and is a prominent citizen of the county.

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