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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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Louis Rogge, farmer and dealer in liquors at Cedar Hill, is a native of Hanover, Germany, born in 1836, and the son of William and Elizabeth Rogge. The father died in 1853, and in 1856 a part of the family came to the United States, and located in St. Louis, where Louis was engaged in the liquor business, and also ran a bakery until 1880, with the exception of 1871 and 1872, when he was on Big River, running a store and mill. Since 1880 he has lived at Cedar Hill, where he has a farm of 133 acres and is also operating a saloon. In 1885 he was appointed justice of the peace by the county court, and has since held that office; he is also president of the Farmers’ Mutual Insurance Company. He served in the Home Guards and in the militia during the war; is a Republican in politics, casting his first presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln in 1860. He was married, in 1861, to Miss Catherine Bohle, who died in 1863, leaving one child. In 1864 Mr. Rogge married Augusta Bohle, a sister of his first wife. She died in 1886, leaving seven children.

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