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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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Fritz Ochsner, livery-man and deputy sheriff of Gasconade County, Mo., is a native of the county, born eight miles south of Hermann, November 27, 1851. His father, Henry Ochsner, who is now deceased, was a native of Switzerland, and came to the United States when a young man, settling in Gasconade County, Mo., where he afterward made his home. Fritz Ochsner received a fair education in the common schools, and farmed until twenty-five years old, when he came to Hermann and engaged in the livery business. He was elected township constable in the fall of 1884, and was made deputy sheriff in the fall of 1885. January 8, 1884, he took for his companion through life Miss Louise Schupert, daughter of Casper Schupert, of this county. They are the parents of two children: Lillie and Amanda. Mr. Ochsner is a worthy young citizen and is doing well financially. He and wife are members of the Catholic Church.

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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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