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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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William W. Wetlock, general merchant of St. Elizabeth, Mo., has been engaged in his present business since 1875. He was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1836, being the youngest of three children born to William Wetlock and wife, who are also natives of Hanover. The father was a farmer, and died in his native land, but his widow came to America and settled in Gasconade County, Mo., where she died many years ago. Here William W. received the greater part of his rearing, being trained in the duties of farm labor. While still a resident of that county he was married to Elizabeth Lucors, and afterward moved to St. Elizabeth, where he engaged in general merchandising. From this point he removed to Charleston, where he is interested in the same business, and has filled the positions of postmaster at both St. Elizabeth and Charleston, being the present postmaster of the latter place. He has a good and paying trade, and in enterprises tending to benefit the county he has ever taken an active interest. He is a Republican in politics. He and wife have one son, William, who resides at home.

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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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