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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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SIMON BISTLINE, contractor and builder, was born in Perry county, Pennsylvania, January 1, 1842, and there reared and educated. His father Benjamin was a farmer, and is still living in the county of Simon’s nativity. In 1868, December 31, he was married to Nancy Glass, who was born in Jasper county, Missouri, December 11, 1846. Their children are: Alice, Mary, Benjamin F., Viola, and Clara. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bistline are members of the Baptist Church, and he is a member of the Odd Fellows. He came to Jasper county, Missouri, in 1867, settling in Carthage. He is by profession a contractor and builder, and his place of business is located on Third Street, near the Harrington Hotel, and his residence on the corner of Oak and Orner streets. Mr. Bistline has built some of the best public buildings of Jasper county, and first private residences of Carthage, among which are the Second Ward school-house, Baptist and M. E. churches, Evangelical church of Union township, and Salem church of Jasper township, Sarcoxie public school building, and many of the nice residences of the of the city. Mr. Bistline served a regular apprenticeship and is in every way a first-class workman, as well as a genial and accomodating gentleman.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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