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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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Louis C. Ott, county school commissioner, is the son of Jacob and Henrietta (Hoffman) Ott. The father was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, in 1823, and the mother in Lippe-Detmold, Germany, in 1827. In 1848 he came to America and located in Gasconade County. About a year later she crossed the ocean, and they were married in that county, after which they settled on the place where they still live in Section 28, Township 45, Range 5. He was a gardener in the old country, and after coming here followed agricultural pursuits. He is a Republican in politics, and both belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church. Louis C. was born on the home place in 1860, was reared a farmer boy and educated in the common schools, but completed his schooling in Central Wesleyan College, where he attended three years. In 1880 he began teaching in the schools of Gasconade County, and has continued this occupation ever since. In 1887 he was elected county school commissioner. In politics he is a Republican in National affairs. In 1886 he married Miss Maggie Roedel, a native of Moniteau County, Mo., born in 1863. To this union was born one daughter, Lizzie M. L. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ott are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Ott is a successful teacher, and an intelligent wide-awake commissioner.

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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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