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Below is a family biography included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Lonoke County, Arkansas 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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Dr. S. J. Brietz. Among the medical fraternity of Lonoke County no name is more favorably known than that of Dr. S. J. Brietz. He was born in North Carolina, in November, 1847, and is one of four children resulting from the union of L. R. and Sophia (Blum) Brietz. The former was also a native of North Carolina, where his birth occurred, in 1812, and where he was educated, married and died in 1879. He was an expert cabinet-maker by occupation, and was respected and esteemed by all who knew him. His excellent wife survives him, and is now living with a daughter in Salem, N. C. S. J., the subject of this sketch, was given liberal advantages for schooling, and after finishing the course in the common schools he entered the university at Pennsylvania, graduating in the class of 1868. He then came to Arkansas, and located in Lonoke County, where he met and married Miss Emma McPeak, a lady of Scotch descent. Their marriage was solemnized February 6, 1884, and to them have been born two children: Caroline S. and Bertha. Dr. Brietz also manages a farm in connection with his practice, owning about 160 acres of excellent land, with twenty-five acres under cultivation. He has held the office of justice of the peace for four terms, and is recognized as one of the popular and influential citizens of Lonoke County. The Doctor and his wife belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church, and to all enterprises of a worthy character are liberal contributors.

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This family biography is one of 143 biographies included in Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Lonoke County, Arkansas published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Lonoke County, Arkansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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