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Below is a family biography included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  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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LUDWIG BAUM, dealer in dry goods, clothing, hats and caps, boots and shoes, was born in Germany in 1833, and came to the United States in 1854, locating in Indiana, where he was a clerk for three years in a general store, and then went to Missouri and engaged in business for himself. After remaining in Missouri for seven years he went to Illinois and was in business there for five years, when he returned to Missouri and remained seven years. He then came to Galena, Kan., in 1877, and opened his present business. Mr. Baum owns mining grounds and leases the same out for a royalty. He also owns a good business and residence property in Galena, where he has been elected Councilman and School Director. He belongs to the order of Freemasons. He was married to Miss G. Baum, of Germany, in 1863. They have six children living — Sarah, Joseph, Levi, Estella, Bulena and Rosetta. Moses (deceased).

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This family biography is one of 289 biographies included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Cherokee County, Kansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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