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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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August Ott, blacksmith, was born in Gasconade County, Mo., in 1850, and farmed until nearly twenty years of age. He then learned his trade and, in 1884, rented a shop in Beemont, and afterward purchased it. In 1885 he was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Schultz, a native of Osage County, born in 1866, and the daughter of John Schultz. The result of this union was the birth of one child, a son named George H. For three years our subject has resided in Beemont, and is doing a successful business. He and wife are members of the Methodist Church. Mr. Ott’s parents, Louis and Charlotta (Wiemann) Ott, are natives of Wurtemberg, Germany, and Leffe, Germany, respectively. When young they came to America and settled in Gasconade County, Mo., where the father followed agricultural pursuits. Their family consisted of eight children, four sons and four daughters. The father was a soldier in the late war, and is a Republican in politics, as are also his sons.

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