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Below is a family biography included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  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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BROMMELMEYER, HENRY, groceries, dry goods and saloon, No. 1101 Broadway, corner 11th street; residence, same. He was born in Ampt Melle, Regierungs-bezirk, Osnabruck, Hanover, Europe, Aug. 24, 1823, and emigrated to America, arriving at New Orleans in 1842, going direct to St. Louis, Mo., where he remained six months working at his trade as carpenter, and then went to St. Charles, Mo, where he remained seventeen years, during which time he was a contractor and carpenter, building many of the largest buildings in that city. He was elected Alderman of the third ward in 1853,and served two terms; in 1859 he came to Quincy, continuing as contractor and carpenter for eight years, after which he opened a store, and has continued in that business ever since. He was elected Alderman of the sixth ward, under the administration of Mayor Rowland, serving two years. Religion, Roman Catholic. Politics, Democrat. Is a member of St. Aloysius Orphan Society, the St. Francis Building Association, and the Hildese Bund. Real and personal property estimated at $5,000. During his stay in St. Charles, Mo., and in this city, he has always had the confidence and esteem of his fellow citizens.

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This family biography is one of 1444 biographies included in The History of Adams County, Illinois published by Murray, Williamson & Phelps in 1879.  View the complete description here: The History of Adams County, Illinois

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