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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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Nicholas Heisserer, son of Anthony and Catherine (Hahn) Heisserer, was born in Scott County, Mo., December 6, 1850. His parents were both natives of Alsace, and the father was a farmer by occupation. He came to America in 1847, and located in Scott County, Mo., where he followed farming. Two years later he became blind, and the farm was carried on by his sons. Nicholas Heisserer was reared in Scott County, Mo., and in 1868 engaged in the saloon business, which he continued until 1872, when he engaged in business at Commerce, Scott County. In 1884 he engaged in business at Springfield, and March 2, 1886, he came to this county. While living in Scott County he married Miss Emma Grojean, daughter of Constantine and Dora Grojean, natives of France. To this marriage were born four sons and two daughters: Mary Bertha, Alexander Lawrence, Dora Matilda, Leo B., Alphonso Theodore, and Otto Alonzo. They buried Emanuel Theodore, the second child and first son. Mr. and Mrs. Heisserer are members of St. Mary’s German Catholic Church.

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This family biography is one of 272 biographies included in The History of Lawrence County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Lawrence County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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