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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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Fritz William Maschmann, retail liquor dealer of Washington, is a native of Hanover, Germany, born December 26, 1848, and is the son of John H. and Mary (Brinkmann) Maschmann, both natives of Hanover, Germany, and both born in the year 1823. The father emigrated to America in 1852, and located in Washington. Mo., where he worked at various kinds of employment until 1863, when he bought a farm, of fifty-eight acres in Boeuf Township, where he located and began his career as a farmer. Mr. Maschmann and his wife are both living, and have reared ten children, viz.: Fitz William, Henry J., Lizzie (wife of Henry Bucholtz), John H., Edward and Fritz (twins), Bertha, Mat., Ida and Emma (twins). Our subject was six years old when his parents came to America, and was reared and grew to manhood on the farm. About 1877 he came to Washington and worked at different kinds of employment until 1879, when he hired as bartender in a saloon. In 1881 he established his present business on his own responsibility. November 24, 1881, he married Miss Mary Schenkbier, who was born March 19, 1860, in Franklin County, Mo., and three children have blessed this union: Ida, Amanda and Regena. Mr. Maschmann is a good business man, and keeps the best kind of liquors and cigars. He is a Republican in his political views, and he and wife are members of the Evangelical St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Washington.

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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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