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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 R. Bauman, druggist of Washington, is the son of Rudolph and Louise Mary (Kriegel) Bauman. He was born in Washington, Franklin Co., Mo., in 1855, and educated in the public schools of that town. At the age of fifteen he began serving an apprenticeship as a printer boy, and worked at the same for three years. The business not suiting him he abandoned it and began clerking in a drug store in Washington, and worked two years, at the end of which time he went to St. Louis and engaged in the same business. At the age of twenty-one he went to Louisville, Ky., and, after following the clerkship a short time, began business on his own responsibility as a druggist. August 22, 1877, he married Miss Lizzie Fehrman, a native of Washington, Mo., born in 1855, and the daughter of Herman and Eliza (Otto) Fehrman. To this union were born three children: Alfred, George and Edward. In 1884 Mr. Bauman came to Washington, and here he has since been engaged in the drug business. He is a Republican in politics, and cast his first vote for Hayes in 1876. He and wife are members of the Evangelical Reformed Church. The father of our subject was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1831, and was a tailor by trade. He came to Washington, Mo., when a young man, and worked at his trade; was married in that town in 1855, and in the spring of 1862 enlisted in Company G, Thirty-first Missouri Regiment of Volunteer Infantry; was killed at the battle of Vicksburg, and buried near the city. His wife was born in Germany in 1834, and came to the United States when a young lady. After the death of Mr. Bauman she married H. Winterberg, with whom she now lives in Washington.

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