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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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Gustav G. Frentrop, Jr., member of the firm of W. L. Shelton & Co., dealers in lumber, sash, blinds, doors, mouldings, etc., at New Haven, Mo., is a native of St. Louis, born January 4, 1862, and is the youngest but one of a family of five children born to the union of Frederick and Frederica (Schuerkamp) Frentrop, natives of Prussia, who, prior to their marriage, had emigrated to the United States. They were married in St. Louis, and here passed the remainder of their days, the father dying in 1872, at the age of forty, and the mother in 1867, at the age of thirty. The father was a teamster by occupation, and was twice married. Our subject came to Cedar Fork, Franklin Co., Mo., and lived with his grandparents until about thirteen years of age, when his grandfather died, and he and his brother then took charge of the store for their grandmother until 1881. His brother then going into mercantile business at Labaddie, Mo., Gustav G. remained until 1884 with his grandmother on the farm. At the latter date he came to New Haven and soon found employment with W. L. Shelton, with whom he soon entered into partnership, as above stated. September 9, 1886, he wedded Miss Julia Brinkman, a native of Washington, Mo., and the daughter of Casper and Louisa Brinkman, natives of Germany. Mr. Frentrop is a Republican, and cast his first presidential vote for J. G. Blaine, in 1884.

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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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