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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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Frederick W. Panhorst, proprietor of the Detmold Saw and Flouring-mill, and Wood Carding Factory, was born in Franklin County, Mo., in 1851, and is the son of Henry and Hannah (Drewel) Panhorst, natives of Prussia. Henry Panhorst was born August 22, 1824, and came with his mother to the United States in 1841, his father having died about 1830. They located in Franklin County, where Henry was married in 1849, and became the father of eleven children, seven now living, and all in the vicinity of their birth. Mr. Panhorst has since resided at Detmold and vicinity as a farmer, with the exception of about six years from 1872, when he had an interest in, and had charge of the mill and factory, as above stated; since then he has lived one mile east of Detmold. Our subject received a fair education, and remained under the parental roof until he had attained his majority. Soon after he purchased an interest in the Detmold Saw and Flouring-mill and Wood Carding Factory, which institution he has assumed charge of with considerable success, being a practical machinist. He has led an honest, uneventful, industrious life, and has always lived in the neighborhood of his birth. He was married in 1874 to Miss Caroline Rohlfing, who bore him six children: Daniel, Gustave, Emma, Olinda, Oscar and Frederick W. Mr. Panhorst is a Republican, politically, and cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Grant in 1872.

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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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