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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence 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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Charles Stollman. Among the many public-spirited and pushing citizens of Peirce City stands the name of Charles Stollman. He was born in Hungary, Austria, in 1837, and is the son of Charles and Cordelia (Heinrich) Stollman, worthy people of that empire, whose love of country during the great Revolution of 1840 manifested itself so strongly in defense of their Hungarian independence, that upon the conclusion of the Revolution they were left in an uncomfortable financial condition. The father of our subject was an apothecary in the fullest sense of the word, and through his professional work kept his family from indigence in the many hard years following this conflict, and gave his children good educations. Just previous to the great conflict in the United “States, Charles Stollman immigrated to America, and for several years was engaged in the East in different pursuits, securing for himself a fair competency. He then engaged in a business venture, by which, through an over-estimate of the honesty of his “friends,” he suffered severe financial losses. He then turned his face westward, and for several years worked at hard manual labor on the railroad. This was succeeded by a position as agent at Joplin, Mo., which he had filled for eleven years. In 1884 he came to Lawrence County, and engaged in his present business, with which he has been honorably connected ever since. He has an extensive sale of the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association’s beer, and makes Peirce City his headquarters for business. He is highly esteemed by all who know him, and is a good man.

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