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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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F. C. Stellhorn was born in Minden, Westphalia, Prussia, April 21, 1857, and is the son of Charles and Louisa Stellhorn. The father was a railroad man by occupation, and came to America in 1860, locating at Fort Wayne, Ind., where their son, F. C., grew to manhood. Our subject obtained a good common-school education at Fort Wayne, supplementing it with an academic course at Concordia College, and prepared for the ministry in the Lutheran Church, the faith of his forefathers in the fatherland. He abandoned theological studies at the age of nineteen, and sought employment in a drug store at Grand Rapids, Mich., where he pursued a thorough course in pharmacy, and became a licentiate of the Michigan Pharmaceutical Association. He afterward went to St. Louis, in the spring of 1879, and after spending four years at the retail trade, he came to Lawrence County, and established a business, which he has carried on successfully since. He was married to Miss Maria A. Weber, daughter of Chas. Weber, Esq., of Hillsboro, Ill., a lady of estimable attainments, who died in 1886. She left one son, Charles F.

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