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Below is a family biography included in The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois published by Biographical Publishing Co. in 1894.  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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MAX ASZMANN, M. D. The medical profession has many representatives in this county, men of intelligence in their chosen field of labor and, in general topics of interest, good judgment in the application of theoretical knowledge and an established reputation as practitioners. One of this class is the subject of this brief notice, who, although a young man, and one new in his profession, is destined to become one of the prominent physicians in the near future.

Dr. Aszmann was born in the city of Chester, March 26, 1865, and is the son of Dr. F. W. Aszmann, who also resides in this city. The father of our subject was born in Germany, where he practiced his profession until coming to the United States. When coming to the New World he first located in St. Louis, where he was one of the first homeopathic physicians. In 1858 the elder Dr. Aszmann came to Chester, where he continued in active practice until his decease, August 5, 1880. While driving down the roadway leading from the residences of the Messrs. Cole, his horse became unmanageable and dragged him a distance of some twenty yards, and when it was stopped at Cole’s Mills the Doctor was found to be insensible. He was conveyed to the residence of his son, Sigmund Aszmann, where his wounds were found to be of a very serious nature. He was a man advanced in years, and although under the care of four of the best physicians of the place, he died four days later. He was an old resident and successful practitioner of this place, and a conscientious and faithful worker in the field of suffering humanity.

The mother of our subject, who bore the maiden name of Lucy Propst, was also a native of Germany, and departed this life in Chester October 12, 1887. She reared a large family of ten children, of whom our subject was the sixth in order of birth. He obtained a good education in the public schools of this place, and when ready to enter upon his medical studies, read medicine in the office of Dr. Zilliken. Later he took a course of lectures in the homeopathic medical college at St. Louis, from which he was graduated in March, 1890. After receiving his degree of Doctor of Medicine, our subject opened an office and commenced practice in Frohna, Perry County, Mo., where he remained for two years. In 1892 he came to this city, with whose interests he has since been identified, and is rapidly building up for himself a lucrative practice. In his political views he is a decided Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 679 biographies included in The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois published in 1894.  View the complete description here: The Portrait and Biographical Record of Randolph, Jackson, Perry and Monroe Counties, Illinois

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