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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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. E. Lombar, general merchant at Iberia, Mo., was born in Ogdensburg, N. Y., in 1836, and is a son of Peter and Julia (Du Pery) Lombar, who were born in Leeds County, Canada, and died in 1839 and 1840, respectively. The father was a member of one of the best known and influential families in that region, while, added to the virtues of the race, were intelligence, energy, will force, and self reliance. He resided for a short time in New York State, but died in his native land. He and wife were the parents of five children, three of whom are living: Margaret Miller, Caroline Leonard and F. E. Lombar. The grandfather, Francis Lombar, was a Frenchman, and crossed the ocean to Canada when a young man, and was engaged in keeping hotel for about thirty years. F. E. Lombar’s early days were spent in York State and Canada, but at the age of fifteen years he located in the former place and began learning the ship carpenter’s trade, which he followed until 1861. The following year he was married to Miss Mary E. Fancher, who was born in Greene County, N. Y., in 1842, and by her became the father of three children: Minnie E., Fred E. and Frank D. Mary is a descendant of a long line of aristocratic ancestry of purely French origin, and with a record of honor which has been handed down from generation to generation— one of which each member of that line old family might justly feel proud. Several of the family members on both sides have held high and responsible positions of honor, and have well and creditably acquitted themselves in every instance. Her parents, David and Kate Clay Fancher, were born in New York and Ohio, respectively, and her paternal grandfather crossed the ocean in the famous old ship “Mayflower.” David Fancher and wife became the parents of nine children, four of whom are living: Mary E., Julia A., M. W. and Alice, all living at Iberia. In 1853 Mr. Lombar came to Missouri, and in 1862 enlisted in Company E, Thirty-third Missouri Infantry, and was in the battles of Helena, Fort Pemberton, Palo Alto Prairie and others. He entered as a private, and was promoted to orderly-sergeant, then to second lieutenant, then to captain, and lastly to major. He was post quartermaster under Gen. Barrett, chief artillery and ordnance officer under Gen. William A. Pile, and also quartermaster under Gen. E. B. Brown, Gen. Giles A. Smith, Gen. Prentiss and Maj. Gen. Weitzel. He received his discharge at Brownsville, Tex., in January, 1866. In 1857 he moved to Osage County, and in 1861 located in Miller County, and since the war has been engaged in mercantile pursuits in Iberia. He has held all the degrees of Masonry, and is a Select Knight in the A. O. U. W. He also belongs to the G. A. R., and is a Republican in politics. He and wife attend the Congregational Church. In 1870 Mr. Lombar was elected to the Legislature of the State of Missouri, and filled his term of service honorably and efficiently and to the satisfaction of all.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Miller County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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