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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 Schaumburg, teacher, and son of John M. and Christina (Humburg) Schaumburg, was born near Hermann, October 22, 1850. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools until seventeen years of age, when he entered the Central Wesleyan College, at Warrenton, Mo., where he remained a year. He afterward attended the Iowa Wesleyan University one and a half years, and made a special preparation at the Kirksville Normal for the profession of teaching. He has taught fourteen terms successfully, as will be shown from the fact that eleven of these terms were taught in the same district. In 1883 he was chosen county school commissioner, and served two terms. In 1879 he married Miss Caroline Huxol, who was born in this county, February 16, 1856. They have no children born to them, but have adopted a boy named Bennie Schaumburg. Few teachers in this county have taught more terms than Mr. Schaumburg, and none have given better satisfaction. He is a Republican in his political views.

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