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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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Charles F. Pope, teacher, justice of the peace of Third Creek Township, and notary public, was born at Muenster, Westphalia, in 1839. The domicile of his parents was Detmold, the capital of the principality of Lippe-Detmold. Lost both parents while yet very young. Was adopted by his guardian and his wife, who were childless. Received a good education at the college in said city; came to the United States late in 1854, and settled in Third Creek Township early in 1855. Was married in 1859 to Miss Charlotte A. Waterman, who died in 1878, leaving him eight children. Served during the war in Company F, Third Regiment Missouri State Volunteers. Followed agricultural pursuits chiefly till 1870, when he took up teaching as a profession. Has, by the experience gained by constant application and love of the work, become one of the most successful educators of the county. Served his fellow-citizens since 1874, uninterruptedly, as justice of the peace, and, since 1876, as notary public; runs an independent collecting agency and practices in the inferior courts. A public-spirited and industrious man, he is a liberal supporter of all laudable public enterprises. His political creed is Republicanism, and he cast his first presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln. He is a Presbyterian, and a liberal supporter of the church.

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This family biography is one of 146 biographies included in The History of Gasconade County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Gasconade County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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