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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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Gottlieb Grossmann, an early settler of Gasconade County, is the son of Michael and Jacobine (Schoenthaler) Grossmann, both natives of Wurtemberg, Germany, where they were married, and where they reared a family of five children, two sons and three daughters. The father was a farmer by occupation. In 1837 they came to the United States, and the following spring settled on the farm on which Gottlieb now resides. The father was a soldier in the war with France in 1813, and a Democrat in politics. Both parents lived to be about sixty-two years old. The subject of this sketch, the second child, was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, in 1818, and came to the United States with his parents. In 1850 he married Miss Christina Rapp, also a native of Wurtemberg, Germany, born in 1827, and to this union were born seven children, two sons and five daughters. After their marriage they settled upon their present place of residence, consisting of 270 acres, of which five acres are in grapes. Both he and wife are members of the Evangelical Church, and in politics Mr. Grossman is conservative, voting for the man rather than the party. He is a good farmer, and as a business man has been quite successful.

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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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