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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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A. W. Hoffmann, deputy collector of Franklin County, Mo., under W. M. Terry, was born in Washington, Mo., December 2, 1865, and is the son of Robert and Julia (Stumpe) Hoffmann, both residents of Washington, Mo. The father was born in Germany in 1831, and emigrated to the United States about 1850, locating in Chicago and Milwaukee. He afterward located in St. Louis, and about 1856 came to Washington, where he now resides. He is quite prominent in the county, and has served as treasurer and collector of Franklin County, and is at present mayor of Washington. He is also treasurer of the Washington Clay Manufacturing Company. The mother was born near Washington, Mo., in 1845; is the daughter of William Stumpe, and sister of the assistant cashier of the Bank of Washington. Our subject was educated in the public schools of Franklin County, and finished at Bunker Hill, Ill. He left school in May, 1880, and the following October entered the Bank of Washington, where he spent two years. He next assisted his father in the county treasurer’s office for several months, and also assisted him in the collector’s office for the next two years. Upon the election of W. M. Terry to the position of collector he became deputy collector, and holds that position at the present.

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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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