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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 Krog, manufacturer of farm implements, wagons, buggies, and sole proprietor and manufacturer of Krog’s celebrated patent plows, was born in Germany, in 1827, and is the son of Charles and Mary (Struve) Krog. Henry was educated in Germany, and at the age of fifteen began learning the black smith trade, serving three years as an apprentice and seven years as a journey man. In 1850 he married Miss Caroline Krog, a native of Germany, born in 1828, and the result of this marriage was the birth of four children: Ida, Mary, Wilhelmenia and Henry. In 1852 Mr. Krog emigrated to America, and located in Washington, where he worked as a journeyman. In 1853 he engaged in the blacksmith business, and in the manufacture of farming implements, in partnership with Anton Jasper. This partnership continued until 1885, with the exception of about eighteen months during the war. Since 1885 Mr. Krog has continued the business on his own responsibility with the assistance of his son, Henry. In 1875 Mr. Krog secured a patent on a two-horse plow, which has had a good home sale. He has been in business in this city for thirty-four years, and is an honest man and a good citizen. He is a Republican in politics, was in the Home Guards three months during the war, and three months in the militia. He was a member of the town council of Washington for two years, a member of the school board for six years, and is a member of the I. O. O. F. He and wife are believers in the Evangelical Church.

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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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