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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  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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HENRY A. BLECKMANN, a well-known citizen of Greer Township, was born July 1, 1854, the fourth son of Henry U. and Wilhelmina (Holtz) Bleckmann, both of whom were natives of Germany. The parents immigrated to the United States in 1888, and settled in the township, county and State where our subject now resides, and where they first began by purchasing forty acres of land. They afterward added to this by the usual German thrift and economy until they secured 330 acres of land, and here Mr. Bleckmann died December 1, 1883, proceeded by his wife April 15, 1881, both members of the Lutheran Church. Henry A. secured a good common school education in youth, and when fifteen years old entered the dry goods and grocery house of F. & H. Holtz, of Evansville as clerk, with whom he remained four years. For two years succeeding this he farmed, then began merchandising at Elberfeld, where he has since continued with success. Mr. Bleckmann was married August 27, 1880, to Miss L. Bethe, daughter of Ferdinand and Wilhelmina (Kappei) Bethe, by whom he is father of Anna C., deceased, and Emma W. He is a Democrat in politics, and an enterprising and progressive citizen.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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