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Below is a family biography included in The History of Moniteau County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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John Mutti, a prominent farmer of Moniteau County, and a member of the Moniteau Cheese Factory Company, was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland, November 23, 1837, and is a son of Peter and Catherine (Gieger) Mutti, also natives of Switzerland. The father was a farmer by occupation, but also followed the baker’s trade in the old country. In 1853 he and his family immigrated to America, landing in New York after a voyage of thirty-seven days, and then came direct to Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Here the father located, and here died in 1885. The mother is still living and is a resident of Ohio. They were the parents of ten children, four now living: John, Rosa, Christian and Mary. John Mutti, the eldest now living, attained his growth and received his education in Switzerland. He came to America with his parents, located with them in Ohio, and was there engaged in farming for about ten years. In 1862 he enlisted in Company E, One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Ohio Regiment Infantry, and served nearly three years. He was at the battle of Martinsburg, Va., the battle of Locust Grove, and also at the battle of the Wilderness, and there received a gunshot wound in the left shoulder, from which he suffers to this day. He remained in the hospital for three months, when he again found his regiment, and participated in the battle of Winchester, being for three or four days in active fire. He was in the siege through the Shenandoah Valley, was in several hard skirmishes, and was at Richmond when the city was captured. He was discharged in 1865, and returned to Ohio, where he remained until 1872. He then came to Moniteau County, locating where he now lives on a fine farm of 284 acres of land, all well improved, and he has erected some very fine buildings in the last few years. Mr. Mutti was married, in 1866, to Miss Elizabeth Beutler, a native of Switzerland, who bore him eleven children: Edward, Caroline R., Naoma, John W., Malinda, Albert F., Henry A., Charles S., Walter H., Oscar L. and Emma L. Mr. and Mrs. Mutti are members of the German Evangelical Church, and he is a member of the G. A. R.

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This family biography is one of 187 biographies included in The History of Moniteau County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Moniteau County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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