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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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J. L. SCHLESSMAN, farmer and stock-raiser, post-office Joplin, was born in Berks county, Pa., Jan. 29, 1835. His parents Michael and Anna M. (Lesh) Schlessman were also of the Keystone State, Subject was raised on a farm and liberally educated. In 1867 he came west to Indiana, locating at Warsaw, where he engaged in the lumber business, and came to this county in 1870 and purchased a part of his present farm and commenced improvements. Mr. S. was married in Lebanon county, Pa., March 28, 1867, to Miss Rebecca, daughter of Henry Werner. Mrs. S. was born Feb. 9, 1845. They have seven children, all living: Grant W., born Feb. 28, 1868; Harvey H., born June 6, 1870; Clara May, born Jan, 6, 1873; Lillie Pearl, born June 27, 1875; Lester Adam, born Aug. 12, 1877; Aaron A., born Feb. 22, 1880; and Carl E., born Dec. 3, 1881.

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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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