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Below is a family biography included in The History of Benton 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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Henry Tiemeier, ex-judge of Benton County, Mo., and a prosperous farmer and stock-raiser of Williams Township, was born in the Kingdom of Hanover, Germany, February 16, 1832. His parents, C. A. and Anna M. Tiemeier, were also native Germans, and in 1842 immigrated to America, locating in Cass County, Ill., where they bought a farm, reared their family, and spent the remainder of their lives. Henry Tiemeier, our subject, is the eldest of two sons and six daughters, all of whom grew to mature years and became heads of families; he is the only one living in Missouri. He was reared in Cass County, Ill., and remained with his father until he attained his majority, and was there married, about 1858, to Miss Anna Decker, who was born in Prussia, a daughter of Anton Decker. They resided on a farm in Cass County until 1882, then sold out and moved to Missouri, where they purchased the farm on which they are now residing, which consists of 240 acres, and is considered one of the valuable farms of the county, it being well improved, with good buildings and orchard. Mr. Tiemeier has always been a Democrat in politics, and in the fall of 1886 was elected on that ticket as judge of Benton County for two years, which position he filled very creditably. While a resident of Cass County he held several local offices. He and wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and are the parents of the following children: John and Frank, in Dakota; Lizzie, Anna, Lydia, Henry, Carrie, Rudolph and Herman. Another child died in early childhood.

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This family biography is one of 86 biographies included in The History of Benton County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Benton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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