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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Adair 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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Christian Shultheiss, was born in Bavaria, April 10, 1827, the son of Andrew and Barbara (Hitz) Shultheiss, natives of Bavaria, where both parents died. Our subject was reared in his native country, and attended school until the age of fourteen. He was an apprentice at the weaver’s trade for three years, and followed that business up to 1853. He then came to Baltimore, and two years later moved to Keokuk, Iowa. In 1858 he came to Macon County, Mo., and did his first farming, and remained there until 1862. He then enlisted in the Seventh Missouri Cavalry, and began his first experience in managing a horse. He was engaged in scouting considerably, and served in the battles of Prairie Grove, Little Rock, and other places. He, with about 150 others, was taken prisoner at the former place, and held about three weeks. He was discharged in March, 1865, at Little Rock, and soon returned to his present farm. His estate now embraces 325 acres, 160 of which are cultivated. All of this he has gained from a beginning of nothing. In April, 1855, he married Margaret Fichtenmiller, a native of Bavaria. Their children are Henry, Anna, Emma, George and Charles.

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This family biography is one of 150 biographies included in the Adair County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri published in 1888 by Goodspeed Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Adair County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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