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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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Frederick Beckmann (deceased), one of the early settlers of Gasconade County, Mo., was born in Hanover, Germany, where he grew up as a tiller of the soil. On reaching manhood he married Fredericka Grese, also a native of Hanover, Germany. He owned and worked a farm until 1846, when he and wife and five children came to America, and settled in this county, where two more children were born. They spent the remainder of their lives here, he dying at the age of sixty, and she at the age of seventy-three. Both were members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. The second child, Christian, was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1833, and the greater part of his education was received in his native land. Having farmed on his father’s place until twenty-four years of age, he purchased his father’s farm, and since then has increased it to 200 acres. In 1858 he married Saloame Aberlen, a native of Baden, Germany. She came here when six years old. To their marriage were born ten children, six sons and four daughters. All the family are members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. Mr. Beckmann is a Republican in politics, and during the war served in the Home Guards. As a farmer, he has been quite successful, and is a man well-known and highly esteemed, having been a resident of this county for forty-two years.

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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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