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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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Henry C. Hollmann, brick manufacturer of Washington, was born in Westphalia, Germany, in 1832, and is the son of Franz and Elizabeth (born Linnert) Hollmann, both natives of Germany, and both born in the year 1804. Franz was a farmer by occupation. He emigrated to the United States in 1848 and located at Warrenton, Warren Co., Mo., where he died in 1886. His wife died in 1871. Of the six children born to their marriage Henry C. was the eldest. At the age of sixteen he emigrated to America, and remained on the farm until twenty years of age. In 1853 he came to Washington and hired out in a brickyard, but in 1861 he was united in marriage to Mrs. Catherine Dickmann, nee Schulte, who was the daughter of Henry Schulte. She was born in Germany in 1825, and came to the United States in 1844. To Mr. and Mrs. Hollmann were born two children: Charles and Annie. Mrs. Hollmann had six children by the first marriage, viz.: Kate (wife of George W. Davis), Henry, William, August and Mary (wife of William Thias). The same year of his marriage Mr. Hollmann began the manufacture of brick on his own responsibility, and this he has since continued. He has made on an average 500,000 per year, making in all about 13,000,000, receiving for the same about $200,000. The largest number made in any one year was 800,000, and the least 320,000. The brick-yard which he now owns was established in 1850, and bricks have been made each year. In his political views Mr. Hollmann is a stanch Republican, and he and family are members of the Evangelical Church.

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