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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 M. Schaumburg, one of the old and prominent settlers of Gasconade County, was born in 1822, in Hesse Cassel, Germany, and is the son of Henry and Catherine (Schaefer) Schaumburg, both also natives of Hesse Cassel. The father was a farmer and an inn-keeper, and for about twenty-five years burgomaster of his native village. He lived to be sixty-five years of age and she seventy-four. Their family consisted of seven sons, of whom five came to America. John M. grew to manhood on the farm, and in 1847 came to America, and has made Gasconade County his home ever since. In 1848 he married Miss Christina Humburg, who was born in Hesse Cassel, in 1825, and came to Gasconade County with her parents, Jacob and Anna C. Humburg, in 1867. To this marriage were born nine children, five sons and four daughters. During the war Mr. Schaumburg served in the Home Guards. He is a Republican in politics, and both he and wife are members of the Methodist Church. He has a fine farm of 205 acres, and has been a resident of the county for forty-one years. He had a fair start in life but by hard work has kept adding to his property until he now owns his fine farm.

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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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