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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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Robert C. Mumbrauer, photographer of Hermann, is the son of Charles Mumbrauer, a native of Hanover, Germany, who immigrated with his family to the United States in 1854. After remaining in New Orleans until the spring of 1855 they removed to Hermann, Mo., where they have since resided. Robert C. was born in Schelda, Germany, September 7, 1851, and was reared and educated in Hermann. He learned his profession in Hermann and St. Louis, working with Fred Scattley, of the latter city, for about a year. In 1870 he engaged in business for himself, traveling in tent and portable house until 1876, when he returned to Hermann and established a gallery in that place, which he continued for eighteen months. He then traveled until the fall of 1879, on portrait work, after which he returned and has carried on the business in Hermann. September 11, 1873, he was united in marriage to Miss Amelia Cary, a native of Wheeling, W. Va., who came to Osage County, Mo., when quite small. She is the daughter of James Cary (deceased). The following six children were born to Mr. Mumbrauer’s marriage: Albert E., Maggie, Charles, Walter, Emma and Rosa. Mr. Mumbrauer was deputy sheriff for six years under Theo. Bergner, and was nominated for sheriff on the Democratic ticket in 1884. He was city marshal one year, and was five years in the employ of the Missouri Pacific Railroad Company in the detective service. This was during the time and after he was deputy sheriff. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and of the A. O. U. W.

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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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