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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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Philip Hendrich, retired capitalist, of Washington, Mo., is a native of Baden, Germany, born in 1833, and the son of Louis and Mary (Wollf) Hendrich. The father was born about 1792, and was a brewer by trade. He died in 1852. His wife was born in 1801, and is yet living. Of the nine children born to their marriage Philip is the seventh. He was educated in his native country, and at the age of seventeen commenced learning the mechanic’s trade. After becoming a skillful workman he obtained employment in various cities of Germany and Prussia, but in 1854 emigrated to the United States and worked one year in Philadelphia. The following two years he worked in machine shops in St. Louis, and in 1857 located at South Point, Franklin Co., Mo., and he and his brother Frederick, now president of the Washington Bank, established a sawmill, plating-mill and box factory, and for thirty-five years have successfully carried on the combined business, employing from twenty to thirty-five men, and doing an extensive business. Mr. Hendrich is a shrewd business manager, and conducted his financial affairs so ably that he became quite well off in this world’s goods. In 1885 he disposed of his milling interest; in 1866 he moved to Washington, where he erected a beautiful residence in the outskirts of the city, and where he now lives a quiet and retired life. In 1867 he married Miss Emma J. Krotzsch, daughter of Gottfried Krotzsch. Mrs. Hendrich was born in St. Louis, and to her marriage were born four children: Charles, Emil, Ida and one child, named Philip, who died when one year and eight months old.

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