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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin 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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Henry M. Mohrmann, proprietor of Farmers’ Home and Stock Yards of Washington, Mo., is a native of Hanover, Germany, born May 6, 1845. The father and mother, whose maiden name was Margaret Mienke, were born in Hanover, Germany, in 1798 and 1800, and died in 1863 and 1852, respectively. Our subject is the seventh of a family of eight children. In 1865 he emigrated to the United States, located in St. Louis, and began working in a glue factory, afterward engaging in moving furniture, at which he soon had three teams busy. He conducted the business twelve years, and the last three had a regularly established furniture store. In 1874 he was in the grocery business. From 1883 to 1886 he was proprietor of the hotel and saloon at the union depot, and in the fall of the latter year came to Washington, and purchased the Farmers’ Home and Stock Yards, which he has since conducted. On the first Friday and Saturday of each month he has a stock sale at public auction, for the accommodation of the public. In 1878 Mr. Mohrmann married Miss Maggie Scheipper, who was born in Brussels, Calhoun Co., Ill., in 1848, and who bore him one child, Bernhard. In his political views Mr. Mohrmann is a Democrat, and he and his wife are members of the Catholic Church.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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