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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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Herman L. Logerbrinck is a native of Franklin County, Mo., born near Washington, February 29, 1852, and his birthday occurs but once in four years. He is the son of William and Margaret Logerbrinck, natives, respectively, of Osenbrook, Germany, and Holland. They came from the old country about 1840, and located in Boles Township, Franklin Co., Mo., where he engaged in farming. Both parents are now deceased. Their family consisted of two children, our subject and a sister named Rosa, now the wife of Louis Smith, of Stockton, Cal. Herman secured a fair education in the schools of Franklin County, and is a well informed man. He remained with his mother until twenty-one years of age, after which he engaged in agricultural pursuits in Macoupin County, Ill., where he had control of a large farm. After remaining there three years he came back to Franklin County, where he engaged in farming, and trading in stock and timber, which he still continues. In 1874 he began dealing in farming implements for Spillman & Coleman, of St. Louis, at Moselle, which he has also continued. At the time of going into the implement business he also added a stock of hardware, and has continued to add to his stock until he now deals in all kinds of goods—dry goods, groceries, boots and shoes, hats, caps, clothing, etc. He buys grain, wood, and all kinds of produce, and is having a thriving business. He was married January 19, 1882, to Miss Susan Varney, a native of Ohio, born in 1860, and the fruits of this union were three children: R. Lee, Shell F. and Marietta. Mr. Logerbrinck is a Democrat in his political views, and is an active, enterprising citizen. He has been quite a rambler, having been through many of the States and Territories.

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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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