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Below is a family biography included in The History of Pulaski 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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H. H. Wrinkle, one of the leading merchants of Richland, carries a stock of general merchandise, including dry goods, hardware, etc., to the value of about $8,000, his annual sales averaging about $30,000. Mr. Wrinkle first engaged in merchandising October 1, 1879, the firm being known as Wallace Bros. & Co. It was afterward known as Evington & Co., and since August, 1885, Mr. Wrinkle has conducted the business alone and with remarkable success. He was born in Knox County, East Tenn., February 4, 1852, and is the youngest but one of eight children born to John and Sophia Wrinkle. The father was born in Tennessee in August, 1806, where he spent his entire life and died in 1881; he was a well-to-do farmer, and a member of the Baptist Church for many years. He was a son of John Wrinkle, a native of Germany, who came to the United States with his parents and settled in Virginia at an early day, whence the family removed to Knox County, Tenn., their home for three generations. The mother of our subject was also a native of Tennessee, and was born about 1813; she is still living in Knox County. H. H. Wrinkle was reared on a farm and attended the common schools until about seventeen years of age, after which he spent two years at the University of Nashville. He taught school near his home two years, and in 1878 went to Lebanon, Mo., where for one year he was employed as clerk for Wallace Bros., with whom he was afterward in partnership, as above stated. In 1879 Mr. Wrinkle married Fannie E., daughter of James Anderson Gass, of Tennessee. Mrs. Wrinkle, who is a member of the Methodist Church, South, died February 11, 1886, leaving three children. In April, 1888, Mr. Wrinkle married Lizzie Knerr, a native of York County, Penn. Her parents were John and Julia Knerr, who were born in Berks County and York County, Penn., in 1824 and 1806, respectively, and afterward removed to York County, Penn., where the father died in 1881 and the mother in 1884. Mr. Wrinkle is a member of the Methodist Church, and his wife of the Presbyterian. Politically he is a Republican.

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This family biography is one of 80 biographies included in The History of Pulaski County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Pulaski County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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