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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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Eugene Godat, a resident of Washington County for the past forty-four years, is a man whose name is at least familiar to all the early settlers of the county. He was born in the State of Indiana August 15, 1816, and is a son of Charles Joseph and Augustine (Dore) Godat, the former a native of France. When eleven years of age Eugene was taken to Louisville, Ky., and the following year to St. Louis, where he remained until sixteen years of age. He then removed to Galena, Ill., and in 1844 located in Washington County, Mo. He was reared a farmer and also followed mining and smelting. At the present time he owns a tract of 400 acres of land, to the cultivation of which he devotes his entire attention. He married Miss Eva L. Horine, daughter of Benjamin and Catherine (Shook) Horine. Mr. and Mrs. Godat are the parents of the following children; Susan, who married C. Simones; Julia, the wife of John Hinch; Gladys, Dora, Rose, Henry, Burt, William and Ned.

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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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