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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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Louis Hausmann, farmer, of Washington Township, was born in Lippe-Detmold, Germany, and is the son of Louis and Frederica V. (Heiderstedt) Hausmann. The father was a public officer in his native country, something similar to circuit judge in America. He died in 1850, at the age of sixty-six. The mother died in 1830. Our subject was the fourth of five children. He was educated in Germany, attending school until seventeen years of age, and was then sent to an agricultural school, where he remained two years. He was then given the position of overseer on a large plantation, holding this position four years. In 1849 he left his native country, immigrated to America, and settled in Franklin County, Mo., where he worked as a laborer two years. In 1852 about the time of the gold excitement in California, he started for that State via water and across the Isthmus, the trip taking him 160 days. After remaining there four years, and meeting with fair success, he, in 1857, returned to Franklin County Mo., and the same year returned to his birth place. In 1858 Mr. Hausmann married Miss Charlotta Barkhausen, a native of Germany, born in 1835. She bore him three children: George, born in 1859, in Franklin County, Mo and is now in Colorado engaged in mining; Louis. born in 1862, in Franklin County Mo and is farming at home; and Paul, who was born in 1865, in Franklin County and is now a student at Bryant & Stratton’s Commercial College at St. Louis The same year of his marriage Mr. Hausmann returned to the United States and purchased eighty acres in Section 23, Township 44 and Range 1, of Franklin County, Mo., where he settled and where he is now living. He had the misfortune to lose his wife in 1875. He is a Democrat in politics and an esteemed citizen.

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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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