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Below is a family biography included in The History of Hickory County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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Rev. P. S. Lehmann, a minister of the Mennonite Church in Hickory County, Mo., was born in Switzerland in November, 1821. His parents Peter and Katie (Tschantz) Lehmann, were born in Switzerland, the former in 1780, and died there in 1864. The grandfather, Michael Lehmann, was a farmer in that country. Rev. P. S. Lehmann is next to the youngest of nine children, and received a good German education in his native land. After teaching school for some time, he was married in 1846 to Miss Verena Sprunger, who was born in 1828, and their union has been blessed in the birth of eight children: Annie, wife of Christian Luginbill; Mary, wife of Christian Gillium; Rachel, wife of P. Gillium; Katie, wife of David Ninschwander; Japhet; Dinah, wife of Joel Welty; Emma, and Lydia. In 1852 Mr. Lehmann removed with his family to the United States, and, after residing and living in Indiana for sixteen years, he came to Missouri, and settled in Hickory County, on a fine farm of 205 acres, which he has tilled in connection with his ministerial duties ever since, having been engaged in the latter occupation since 1848. His daughter Emma is one of the successful teachers of Hickory County, and is an exceptionally intelligent young lady.

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This family biography is one of 53 biographies included in The History of Hickory County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Hickory County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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