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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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Peter B. Lupardus, another prominent and enterprising farmer of Equality Township, was born in Muskingum County, Ohio, October 14, 1833, and is the son of Peter and Mary A. (Demic) Lupardus, and grandson of Richard Lupardus, who was born in France. The last named left his native country, came to the United States, and settled where the city of New York now stands. He died in that State. He was a farmer by occupation, and was a captain in the Revolutionary War. The parents of the subject of this sketch were both natives of New York State, and the father was a ship carpenter and joiner by trade, which occupation he followed for many years. At an early day he moved to Ohio, locating at Marietta, where he erected some of the first houses. He also built some of the first houses in Chillicothe, Ohio. He followed his trade all his life, and helped to build a great many ships and boats. He was a first-class mechanic, and his services were always in demand. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. He died in Morgan County, Ohio, and the mother in Noble County of the same State. They were the parents of three children, two now living: Peter B. and Richard B. By his first wife he was the father of two children, one living: Maria, wife of Thomas Moor, and residing in White County, Ind. Peter B. Lupardus was reared principally in Muskingum County, Ohio, and received a liberal education. In November, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Seventy-eighth Ohio Infantry, and was out about one year. He was at the battles of Fort Donelson, Fort Henry and Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn. He received an injury in the left hip by being thrown from a wagon, and afterward had a severe time with the typhoid fever. He was discharged at Columbus, Ohio, in the latter part of 1862, and afterward went home, where he remained about two months. He then again reported for duty, but was not accepted. In the fall of 1867 he came to Miller County, Mo., bought the farm where he now lives, and in June, 1868, he moved his family to that county. He owns 480 acres of land, with 130 acres under cultivation; has made a great many improvements, and now has a valuable farm. He is a member of the Agricultural Wheel, and is one of the representative citizens of Miller County. He was married first, in 1857, to Miss Mary Kizer, who bore him three children: John W., Nancy J. and Mary E. This wife died in 1862, and Mr. Lupardus then married, in May, 1863, Miss Joanna Caine, a native of Noble County, Ohio. To this union were born eleven children: Florence A., James E., Thomas R., Rachel E., Priscilla M., George F., Henry B., Ida L., Esther B., Chastine T. and Minnie M. Mr. and Mrs. Lupardus are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and Mr. Lupardus is a Mason and Odd Fellow.

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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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