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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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SAMUEL S. BRENNEMAN, born in Rockingham county, Va., Dec. 2, 1846, where he was raised until date of his removal to Jasper county, Mo., in the fall of 1867. He married Kate Haycroft in June, 1879, who was a native of Pike county, Ill., her birthday occurring Feb. 20, 1858. Mrs. Brenneman is a member of the Baptist Church and he is a member of the Patrons of Husbandry. The subject of this sketch has a farm of 120 acres in township 29, range 33, 40 acres of which is in section 16, and 80 in section 22, second to none for marks of industry and thrift. He has been a small fruit and vegetable gardener so far as the distance from town would allow, as he has sold as high as 2,000 quarts of blackberries, and two hundred and fifty dollars worth of melons in a season, paying nearly for the costs of his farm in this way. Besides he has eight acres of apple and four of peach trees, netting about 500 bushels of apples and 100 of peaches. Mrs. Brenneman presides over the dairy of twelve cows, and the cunning of her hands moulds forty pounds of butter per week, for which she receives the highest market price, a work which she enjoys, especially the care and feeding of her pets. Their shrewd sense of profit in the dairy only shows this couple are awake in the royal road to wealth, comfort, and happiness, and ere long larger buildings and contented ease.

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