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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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Rudolph Borgmann, farmer, is the son of Herman and Mary (Sige) Borgmann, both natives of Hanover, Germany, where they were married, and where they lived until about 1853, when they came to America. They settled in Franklin County, Mo., and here passed the remainder of their days. The father was a farmer, a Republican in politics, and he and wife were members of the Lutheran Church. The mother had been previously married, and five children were the result of this union. To her second marriage were born three children, Rudolph being the youngest. He was born in Hanover, Germany, and received his education in the German language. At the age of sixteen he came to this country by himself to join a brother, who had preceded him two years. He followed the carpenter’s trade for about six months, and then began working by the month on a farm. During the war he served about six months in the militia. In 1866 he was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Koch, a native of this county, born in the year 1848, and the daughter of Henry and Kate (Botte) Koch, who were natives of Germany. To our subject and wife were born eleven children: Kate, Augusta, Karoline, Mary, Henry, William, Willhelmine, Rudolph, Elise, Joan and Elise. Mr. Borgmann is a successful farmer, having a fine farm of 101 acres, all of which he has made by his own efforts. He is a Republican in politics, and he and wife are members of the Lutheran 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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