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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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Andrew J. Norwine is one of the most popular, live and progressive business men of the county. He was born March 1, 1850. His father, Conrad Norwine, was born in Ste. Genevieve County, Mo., and was reared principally in that part of Washington County now included in St. Francois County. He married Eleanor Christopher, a native of Washington County, and a daughter of William Christopher, of Kentucky. Mr. and Mrs. Norwine reared seven children to maturity, six sons and one daughter, viz., William H., Charles A., Andrew J., Samuel C., James J., Willis C. and Rosa L., wife of William Tillson. Andrew J.‘s early life was spent on a farm. In 1872 he commenced his mercantile experience, and for the past eleven years has been engaged in business at Mineral Point. He married Miss Mary A. Clark June 27, 1872. She was born in Culpeper County, Va., and is a daughter of James and Elizabeth T. Clark, who came to Washington County, Mo., in 1854. They have a family of six children, named Willie, Cecil, Carroll E., Floyd E., Arthur C., Bessie E. and Ada Maud. Mr. Norwine holds the office of postmaster at Mineral Point and has served as justice of the peace. Politically, he is a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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