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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Judge A. H. Bolte, who is one of the prominent citizens of Union Township, and judge of the probate court of Franklin County, is a native of that county, born September 3, 1854, and is the son of William H. and Charlotte Wilhelmina (Haase) Bolte. The father was born in Berghausen, Prussia, September 27, 1827, and is the son of Casper H. and Anna Catharina Elizabeth (Doermann) Bolte, both natives of Prussia. He was a farmer, and from 1862 until 1866 served as public administrator of Franklin County. The mother was born in Hanover February 10, 1834, and is the daughter of Henry and Anna M. E. Haase, both natives of Hanover. Both the parents of our subject are now living, and are members of the old school Evangelical Lutheran Church. The Judge grew to manhood on the farm and early attended the common schools. At the age of fifteen he entered the private high school at St. Louis, where he remained one year. In September 1871, he entered the Northwestern University at Watertown, Wis., where he remained until June, 1873, when he then entered the law department of the State University of Missouri, from which he graduated in March, 1875. He then entered the law office of James Halligan, at Union, and remained there until the death of that gentleman, in 1879. In November, 1880, he was elected as a Democrat to the office of probate judge of Franklin County, and re-elected in 1882, and again re-elected in 1886. He was united in marriage in 1882 to Miss Christina C. Arrand, a native of St. Louis, Mo., born in 1854, and the daughter of C. Arrand. To this union several children have been born. Mr. Bolte is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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