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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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HENRY J. ROOS, farmer and fruit-grower. He was born in Bavaria, Germany, Oct. 21, 1823. His father, Henry, came to America in 1836, and settled in Monroe county, Ohio, where he still lives on a farm, and is a man eighty-seven years of age. The subject of this sketch enlisted from Jackson county, Mo., in a volunteer company, serving two years, and was taken prisoner. Mr. Roos moved to Jackson county in 1859, from Ohio, and to Jasper county in 1869. He was married to Catharine Seebach Oct. 28, 1845, in Monroe county, Mo. She was also born in Germany in November, 1858. The children are, Jacob, William (deceased, in Arizona), Withemena, and Christian. Both are members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Roos owns a fine farm of 160 acres, about 75 improved. Mr. Roos has one of the finest of orchards, comprising three and one-half acres of apple, peach, and pear trees and a vineyard of 300 vines, from which he makes quantities of wine. He also raises considerable stock, and has a fine residence. This farm is nicely located three and one-half miles southwest of Carthage in section 19, township 28, range 31, of Jackson township. Mr. Roos is very industrious, generous, and hospitable.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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