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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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Dr. P. T. Nixdorf, a resident of Charleston, Miller Co., Mo., and native of the county, was born in 1858, being the eldest of fourteen children born to Dr. A. P. Nixdorf and Wilhelmina Moehle, who were born in Breslau, Germany. The father studied medicine in that city, and after coming to America pursued his medical studies in St. Louis, being a graduate of colleges in both cities. After coming to the United States in 1850 he located in Massachusetts, where he taught school in a seminary for one year, coming the following year to St. Louis, and in 1854 took up his abode in Miller County, where he has resided and practiced his profession for over thirty-one years. Dr. P. T. Nixdorf, our immediate subject, resided on a farm until seventeen years of age, and then taught school for two years. He studied medicine under his father for a number of years, and afterward graduated from the Missouri Medical College at St. Louis, taking his degree in 1885. He entered on his practice at Charleston, and has become one of the popular practitioners of the county. In 1880 he was married to Nancy Brumley, a daughter of W. C. and S. (Wilson) Brumley, and by her is the father of one child, Camilla R. After their marriage they settled in Osage Township on a farm, Mr. Nixdorfs time being also spent in teaching school. He has always been a Republican in politics, and was coroner of Miller County in 1886. He belongs to the A. F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F. at Tuscumbia.

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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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