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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 Humburg, farmer, and son of Jacob and Anna C. (Meibert) Humburg, was born in Crumbach, Hesse Cassel, Germany, in 1830, and was there reared on a farm and educated. When young he came by himself to America, and in 1857 married Mary Bottermann, a native of Gasconade County, Mo., who bore him six children, three sons and three daughters. Previous to his marriage, in 1853, Mr. Humburg went to California to dig gold, but affirms that he could have made more by digging stumps at home. After his return he married and settled where he now lives, having 160 acres of good land. He affiliates with the Republican party, but is not an active partisan. He and wife are members of the Methodist Church, and are respected and enterprising citizens. Mr. Humburg began life on comparatively small capital and has made all he has by hard work, close economy and good management. He has been in this county for thirty-two years and has succeeded in accumulating considerable property.

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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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