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Below is a family biography included in the book, Portrait and Biographical Record of Johnson and Pettis County Missouri published by Chapman Publishing Company in 1895.  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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GEORGE W. SCHWABE, M. D. Among the prominent residents of Pettis County our subject deserves special mention as being one of its most skillful physicians. He is living in Bowling Green Township, but his large practice calls him to many surrounding towns, by whose residents he is regarded as one of the best practitioners in the county.

Dr. Schwabe is a native of this state, and was born in Boone County, near the city of Columbia, October 22, 1855. His father, Henry C. Schwabe, was born on the River Weeser, in Germany, and his mother, whose maiden name was Mary Sandker, was also a native of the Fatherland. There they were well educated, and after coming to America were married, in St. Charles County, Mo. They continued to make their home in that portion of the state for a time, when they moved to Boone County, where their son, our subject, was born. They possess a goodly amount of this world’s goods, and for many years have lived in retirement in Columbia.

Six sons and five daughters comprised the parental household, and of these our subject was the eighth in order of birth. His parents being in good circumstances, he was permitted to pursue his studies uninterruptedly, and after completing his literary education in the State University of Columbia he began the study of medicine in the office of a prominent physician of that city, Dr. A. W. McAlister. After making due preparation to attend lectures, he went to Keokuk, Iowa, and was graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at that place in March, 1883. Being provided with his diploma, he established himself for practice at Hallsville, Boone County, where he remained for about one year, when he changed his location to Pettis County, choosing Beaman as his home.

Dr. Schwabe was married, October 15, 1885, to Miss Emma Mose, the ceremony which made them one being performed in Rich Hill, Bates County, Mo. The lady was born near Terre Haute, Ind., August 9, 1858. Her father, George Mose, was a native of Holland, while her mother, whose maiden name was Martha Latham, was a native of New Jersey. They had born to them three children, of whom Mrs. Schwabe was the second. Her union with our subject has resulted in the birth of two sons and one daughter, George Blaine, Henry O. and Emma T.

The Doctor is a member of the District Central Medical Society, and is also connected with the Missouri State Medical Society. In politics he is a Republican, and takes a very active part in local affairs. He is one of the valued members of the Christian Church, contributing liberally to its support. His home farm is a fine tract of land, ninety acres in extent, and when not out making calls he may be found enjoying the comforts of his country home. Mrs. Schwabe, who is finely educated, is a graduate of the Collegiate Institute of Sedalia. From 1883 to 1885 she held the second position in the Rich Hill Graded School, and for a number of years taught in Cooper, Pettis and Bates Counties.

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This family biography is one of the numerous biographies included in the Pettis County, Missouri portion of the book,  Portrait and Biographical Record of Johnson and Pettis County Missouri published in 1895 by Chapman Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Pettis County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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