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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jefferson 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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Henry Moehlmann was born in Westphalia, Germany, in 1841, and is a son of Frederick and Elizabeth (Broeker) Moehlmann, who immigrated to the United States in 1854, and located in St. Louis. The father died in 1859, aged about forty-five years, and the mother died in 1862 at the age of forty years. Of their three children Henry was the eldest; he was twelve years of age when his parents came to America, and when about seventeen years old he commenced working in a foundry at St. Louis, where he was employed three years. In 1860 he located in De Soto, where he was engaged in farming for some time; during the war he served in the Missouri Enrolled Militia, and in 1865 went to St. Louis, where he worked at the tinner’s trade six years, at the expiration of which time he established a grocery in St. Louis. He came to De Soto in 1873, and established a grocery store, to which he added, in 1883, a line of dry goods and hardware; he conducts one of the best general stores in the town, is a thorough business man, and a highly-respected citizen. In 1873 he married Miss Amelia Schmidt, who was born in Jefferson County, Mo., in 1851. Five children have been born to them, viz.: Henry, Carrie, Albert, Hattie and Rudolph. In politics Mr. Moehlmann is a Republican; he is president of the school board of De Soto, and is a member of the I. O. O. F. He and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, of which he is steward.

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This family biography is one of 224 biographies included in The History of Jefferson County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Jefferson County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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