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Below is a family biography included in The History of Maries 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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Solomon Alphro Gremp, M. D., of Vienna, was born in Maries County, Mo., October 5, 1859, and is a son of Louis Gremp von Freudenstein and Eliza (Copeland) Gremp. Louis Gremp was born in Germany July 22, 1832. His grandfather made a will leaving his estate as an endowment fund, the interest only of which was to be used for the education of the male members of the family, each drawing money from six and a half years to twenty-six years. Louis Gremp took advantage of this will, as have also his sons. At the age of twenty-five Louis immigrated to the United States and became a citizen of Maries County, Mo. August 29, 1858, he married Eliza Copeland, who was born in Tennessee August 30, 1832, and is a daughter of Solomon and Melinda Copeland. Mr. Gremp lived in Maries County until 1875, when he moved to Hickory County, resided there three years, thence went to Columbia, Boone County, and in 1886 returned to Maries County, where he now lives, four miles southwest of Vienna. He is the father of eight children, viz.: Dr. Solomon A., Charles M. (who was born May27,1861, and died December 23, 1881), Henry J. (born March 30, 1863, and is a physician at Dixon, Mo.), Fannie I. (born July 29, 1865, wife of Joseph Eads), Christian C. (born June 1, 1867, a teacher by profession), William A. (born June 22, 1869, also a teacher), Melinda C. (born June 1, 1872), and Mary E. (born December 20, 1874). Dr. Solomon A. Gremp received his literary education at Christian Institute, Waubleau, Hickory County, and in 1879 entered the medical department of the State University at Columbia, Mo., where he graduated June 2, 1882. January 1, 1883, he located near his old home at Vienna, and entered upon the practice of his profession, where he has ever since been actively engaged. He is building up a large and lucrative practice, is well read in the profession, and is one of the most popular and enterprising physicians of Vienna. July 2, 1884, he married Missouri Annette Felker, daughter of John and Amanda (Anderson) Felker. Dr. and Mrs. Gremp have one child, Lena Eliza, born April 19, 1885. Politically the Doctor is a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 37 biographies included in The History of Maries County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Maries County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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