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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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John H. Schwarze, of the firm of Binkhoelter & Co., merchants at Morrison, is one of the county’s most successful young business men. He was born in St. Louis, Mo., June 29, 1861, and until the age of twelve years remained at home with his parents, then going to St. Louis again from the farm to which they had moved, and while there he passed two years in attendance at the public schools. Subsequently he entered the employ of the Eau Claire Lumber Company, and later occupied a prominent position, continuing with the concern some eleven years. In February, 1887, upon coming to Morrison, a partnership was established with Mr. H. Binkhoelter, in general merchandise, and they now carry a very complete stock of dry goods, clothing, boots, shoes, hats, caps, groceries, etc., conducting the largest business of the kind in the county. In connection with their store they have a lumber yard and wheat elevator, where, as elsewhere mentioned, they handle annually 100,000 bushels of wheat. October 4, 1884, Mr. Schwarze was married to Miss Charlotte Klute, of St. Louis, and they have two children: Richard H. and an infant. Mr. Schwarze is a member of Morrison Lodge, No. 390, A. O. U. W. His parents are still residents of Warren County. Hermann Schwarze, the father, was born January 1, 1831, in Prussia, and there followed merchant tailoring; while a young man he immigrated to America, locating at St. Louis, Mo., and was engaged as a mechanic until his removal to Warren County, in 1863, where he now attends to farming. Mrs. Louisa Schwarze was born in January, 1837. Six of their original family of eight children are now living.

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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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