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Below is a family biography included in The History of Gasconade 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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August Begemann, a leading merchant of Hermann, was born in Germany in 1838, and immigrated to America in 1852 with his parents, Henry and Ernestine (Althoff) Begemann, who afterward resided in Warren County, Mo., until their death. August, after passing his youth like other boys of the neighborhood, removed to Hermann in 1855, and began his mercantile experience as clerk, which he continued for about ten years. He soon became engaged in general merchandising on his own account, and from that time to the present has conducted an establishment which has come to be one of the largest in Hermann. In 1882 he was elected as a Republican to the office of collector of Gasconade County, a position the duties of which he acceptably discharged for four years. In 1864 Mr. Begemann was united in marriage with Miss Flora Baer, who was born in Hermann. Three of the five children born to them are living.

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This family biography is one of 146 biographies included in The History of Gasconade County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Gasconade County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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