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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jefferson 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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Hermann Meyer, proprietor of the Commercial Hotel of De Soto, was born in Saxony, Germany, July 24, 1846, and is a son of Christian F. Meyer of Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony, Germany. Hermann Meyer immigrated to the United States in 1866, and first located in New York City, where he remained for some time, and in 1870 went to California, returning in 1872. He again visited that State in 1878, remained two years and returned to Chicago in 1880. In December, 1882, he settled in De Soto, Jefferson County, Mo., and embarked in his present business, which he has since successfully continued. In September, 1882, he married Hermina Goedert. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer have three children, viz.: Hans, Elizabeth and Gertrude. Mr. Meyer’s head clerk, Wiley C. Cobb, was born near Union City, Tenn., July 26, 1859, and is a son of Jesse Cobb, who settled in Salem, Dent Co., Mo., during the early part of the late war. February 7, 1887, Mr. Cobb married Miss Minnie Patterson, daughter of Charles V. Patterson, of Caledonia, Washington Co., Mo. Mr. Cobb is an enterprising young man, and is a member of the Knights of Pythias.

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