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  Gasconade County Missouri Queries Submitted 1997


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Tim Philipp

I would like to give you a couple lists of surnames that I hope that you can find an appropriate place to list them. The first list is of the families that I a significant amount of information about.

Surname Gasconade County Town

KRATTLI in Stony Hill, DOERFLINGER in Swiss, PHILIPP in Swiss, BOESCH in Swiss, AHRENS in Hermann, STOECKLIN in Hermann, PROETT in Swiss, MEYER in Swiss

This second list of familes are families that I have linked in with the above but do not have a complete lineage for. I would like to find more information about these families.


Posted 10/97

Richard Moffitt


I am attempting to research some ancestors. My great grandfather was Walter Samuel Garner, born in Gasconade County, 8 June 1874. Married to Annie Clara Hollandworth. Would appreciate any information or lead that you have.

Posted 10/97

Chuck Davis


Rev. John T. Davis, a Southern Methodist minister was enumerated with his family in Burbois Township, Gasconade County in 1860. His wife at that time was William Ann McFarland, widow of Thomas Spenser. John and William Ann were married in Crawford County in 1856. Chuck Davis, 2359 S. Eldridge St., Lakewood, CO 80228 is researching John's ancestors and descendants.

Posted 10/97




 My gggrandfather John Watson married Eliza Moore Oct.8,1840 in the Gasconade county marriage records I cannot find anything else on them. I cannot find their parents or sibblings. Does anyone have any connections? They moved to Texas where they both died of old age there.

 Posted 10/97

Sonia Mansfield



I am searching for a Loranzo Dow WALLS b.1821 who md Nancy Anna SELLARS 12/28/1852 in Gasconade County MO. Their daughter Tempie Roena WALLS BRUMLEY was b 1865 (she is my gggrandmother). Eventually, this family moved to Texas County MO. Any help greatly appreciated! Please e-mail me directly. Thanks!!

Posted 10/97

Bonnie Campbell

Surname: CANTLEY

Researching The CANTLEY FAMILY who lived in Bland, MO. A daughter Maria, married Henry Powell. I would like to know the name of Mariah Cantley's father. Mariah Cantley Powell moved to Kansas after her marriage. She went to Kansas in a covered wagon about 1875 the first time. She moved back to Missouri around Mt. Grove and then moved back to Kansas around 1920. She died and was buried in Meade, KS in 1954.

Posted 10/97

Patrick Cramer

Surname: CRAMER

I am trying to find out about my Cramer family that is said to have come from Missouri prior to settling in Idaho. My line goes like this: Patrick Cramer (me) b.1952/John William Cramer Jr. (father)b.1920 p.Ola, Idaho/John William Cramer Sr.(grandfather) d.1960/70 p. Idaho/ William Cramer (great-grandfather)b.p. Missouri. I have come across a William Cramer in the Genealogy of a Bruce D. Cramer and his Cramer family are from Osage/Gasconade Co. His William may be mine but I do not know. Do you have any Cramer Family History information? Any assistance on this would be greatly appreciated!!!

Posted 10/97

Frank Flucke

Surname: FLUCKE

Searching for information on Johannes Flucke who immigrated from Bodenrode, Germany to a farm near Bay, MO sometime around 1850. Fought with the Union in the Civil War, married a Stoener (sp?) in 1865. Had two sons, Williamand Frederick. Moved to Wellington, MO in 1890.

Posted 10/97

Nancy Kendrick


Joseph M. MORROW b. 1783 came to Gasconade Co from NC and registered land in 1818. He was married to Mary SNELSON. Were his parents Richard MORROW and Margaret MAXWELL of Buncombe Co. NC?

Posted 10/97

Lee Kirchner


I am researching prior Gasconade Co. residents, all ancestors of mine. I am interested in information about their immigration to the U.S. Dates/ports/ship names, etc. (I have some information about their lives in America).

TOBIAS GLASER: b. 1825 Bavaria, Germany.CHRISTIAN SCHAUMBERG: b. 1810 Saxony, Prussia, Germany CHRISTIAN DANUSER: b. June 30, 1840 Mastrils, Graubunden, Switzerland JOHN S. BOTTERMANN: b. Abt. 1810 Hanover, Germany LOUIS POESCHEL: b.1838 Altenburg, Saxony, Germany GOTTLIEB STRECKER: b. 1807 Wurttemberg, Germany

Posted 10/97

Margaret M. McClure

Surname: KEGANS

James Kegans was in MO prob as early as 1802, listed as an Indian trader on the Gasconade by Goodspeed, prob. Franklin Co. at that time. Settled near Hermann. Son James born MO 1802. Wife Mary (Maria) Wolf, she was born PA according to 1850 census TX. James SR. went to TX with S. Austin, died there 1826, Son James was in MO legislature, I believe 1826, then went to TX. Md Nancy Eads dau of John and Nancy Simpson Eads, James died 1836 TX. I am looking for any information on James Kegans by any spelling, Wolfs, Eads and Simpsons, have who all children md and fair amount of TX information. Also have Eads/Simpson information. Thanks, Maggi M

Posted 10/97

Kathy Cowan


I am researching Friederich (b. 9-24-1828) and Katharyn (b. 9-10-1830)[THURMANN] KRUEGER - both born in Lennewitz, Brandenburg, Germany. Six children were born in Germany: Wilhelm (b.12-22-1854), Charlotte (b. 3-5-1856), Henrietta (b. 1-1-1858), Friedrich (b. 3-19-1860), Albert (b. 7-1-1862),and Daniel (b.2-5-1865). The family came to Herman, MO in May of 1866 and lived there for 9 years. Three more children were born there: Rosetta (b.4-5-1868), Marie (b.9-2-1870), and Emma (b. 12-20-1873). They moved to Ne in 1875. I am looking for any brothers and sisters of Friedrich and Katharyn that may have settled in Gasconade Cty, MO. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Kathy

Posted 10/97

Martha Stanley

Surname: REED

I am looking for any information on the REED, family.My greater grand father was MACK ELLIS REED, he married EMMA DAVIS, June 3-1901, in Oakhill,Mo, Gasconade,Co, they had six children their names were Charlie Reed born 1902. my grand mother Mary Margret Reed, born sept,7-1903 Jophlin,Mo. Jane Reed, born 1906,Mo. Walter Reed, born 1914,St,James,Mo. Elmer Reed, born 1913,St,James,Mo. Elise Reed, born 1918, St,James,Mo. Elise is the only living child of Mack Reed &Emma Reed she is 79 now and doesn't remember her much about her father she dose know that he was 3/4 Cherokee Indian.

Posted 10/97



Grandfather born in Case MO 1-17-1887 Otto Carl Marotte would like to obtain copy of birth certificate to trace his parents Married 5-10-1909 in Hermann, Gasconade Co., to Elza Florentina Fieselman born 9-15-1891 in Morrison, Gasconade Co. would like to obtain her birth record to trace parents and copy of marriage record.

Posted 10/97

June Sarte


Searching for any information on Alonzo POTTER, b1813 KY,d 21 Sep 1894 St.Clair Co MO. and Isabell JENKINS. Alonzo resided and was a Justice of the Peace in Gasconade Co Between 1853 and 1857. His name appears on several land transactions between 1853 and 1857 in Gasconade Co. He was married to Mrs Eliza Jane Gambling in Gasconade Co by Solomon L Licklider JP in 1853. Mrs Gambling(married Name) was a widow from Crawford Co. and she had three children Martha, William and Nathaniel. Alonzo POTTER was also previously married to a Pencila Potter (maiden name Unknown) and an Isabell JENKINS who may have died in Gasconade Co. There is the possibillity that Pencila and Isabell were the same person. Happy to share information. June Sarte, Punta Garda, Fl.

Posted 10/97

Beverly Aldridge

Surname: SHIVERS:

Seeking information on WILLIAM SHIVERS who married NANCY PERRY in Herman in 1830 would like to locate information on William & Nancy's children and parentage of both. Know children are Issac b, 1833 & Nancy b 1842 or any information pertaining to this couple and their children. Nancy may have died and William remarried a second time.

Beverly Aldridge Sonora, Ca

Posted 10/97

Rodney D. Veitschegger


From the Green Co, KY Deed Bk 10, p 480

Power of Attorney from Henry SKAGGS to Isaac ROBERTS to convey Drura THOMPSON & Jesse ROBERTS, 5 July 1822 s/Henry Skaggs Don in Washington Co, KY Recorded 27 Jan 1823 Henry Skaggs (Tillke)? of Gasconade Co, MO, 5 July 1823 Henry SKAGGS was a "long hunter" from Virginia, and in some way related to Jesse ROBERTS who had severla children who were in Buchanan Co. MO . I'm very curious which Isaac ROBERTS this is.

Posted 10/97

Robert N Spitze


I am seeking information on the parents of Mae (May) STREETER nee Quick and Lee Maude CLIFTON who resided and was buried in Gasconade Cemetery in 1962. Mae lived in Gasconade during the 1940s through 1950. Her husband was George STREETER, who may or not have lived in Gasconade. Perhaps if I had the date of death of either Mae or lee Maude, I could get a death certificate which would help trace the father & mother. I would be happy to pay for information on Aunt May and Aunt Maude.

Posted 10/97



Seeking info regarding family of Francis "Frank" SULLIVAN b. c1800 Munster, IRE, d. 1871 Owensville, Gasconade, MO. He married Lucy HOLT 1 Aug 1831 in St. Clair Co., IL. In 1838-39, Frank & fam migrated to Gasconade with Lucy's par & sibs. Lucy was b. 1813, Orange Co., NC & d. 1853 Gasconade, MO. She was d/o John HOLT & Catherine HOFFMAN. I descend from Louisa & Henry Stephens. Would like also to find who Henry J. Stephens par/sibs were. He was born 1836 NC & died 1899 Franklin Co, MO.

Children of Frank & Lucy SULLIVAN:

Barbara m. Michael Biehl

James S.

Annis, b.1830


John, b. 1832, m. Sarah Yates

Mary, b.1834, m. _____ Shivers

Louisa, b.1839, m. Henry J. Stephens

Mariah, b.1839, (twin to Louisa) m. Tarlton Estes

Rhoda, b.1841, m. Elijah Rodgers

Francis, b1844

Edward, b.1849

Sarah "Sallie", b.1853, never married.

Posted 10/97



My g-g-grandparents Gottleib BIEBUSCH and Dorothea BOCK lived in Herman MO ca 1850s. He served in GAR. I am descended through their daughter Elizabeth Marie ("Lisette" or "Sadie") who married Charles Saunders and moved toColorado before the turn of the century. Happy to share information.

Posted 9/97

Kathy Cowan


I am researching several ancestors who came from Germany to New Orleans and up the Mississippi to Gasconade Cty; settled there for a period of time and then homesteaded in South Central Nebraska (Blue Hill area). Friedrich SIEBRASS (b. 7-25-1829 in Hanover, Germany)came to US in 1852 and first settled in Washington, MO. He married Johanna DI(E)CKMANN (b. 11-8-1832 in Steinhagen-Kreis Halla, Prussia) in Washington, MO in 1857. (I also have info that there were already DICKMANNS in Washington, MO when Johanna came there.) They moved to Gasconade Cty in 1860 and onto Blue Hill, NE in March 1882. I have been informed that the SIEBRASS family owned some farm land near Bland, MO; I have a plat map that confirms this. Two of their children were born in Washington,MO: Anna

(b. 1-18-1858) and Carolina (b.1-29-1860). Seven were born in Gasconade Cty: Adolph (b.4-17-1864), Henry (b.6-17-1866), John (b. 3-13-1868), Friedrich (b. 7-7-1870), Mary (b. 8-23-1872), Emma (b. 8-12-1875, William (b. ??) I have found a brother of Johanna named Friedrich; but no other siblings of either Friedrich or Johanna. Any info would be

greatly appreciated. Kathy

Posted 9/97


Dan Jett

Surname: JETT

 I am looking for any information about a Charles Sylvester Jett in the Bland / Canaan area in the 1920's - 1930's. My grandfather (C. S. Jett) was a mail carrier on RFD 1 on Gasconade County during this period, and also operated a general store in this area.

 Posted 8/97


Marilyn Ainsworth

 Surname: HOEHN

 Could someone check land records and see when the Hoehn family first purchased land? I'm looking for husband of Margrette Hoehn. Her sons were Nicholas Frederick, John Paul, John Henry and Charles. Think they settled about 1830-35.

 Posted 8/97


Sally Lyons McAlear



I would like to communicate with anyone doing Owen or Branson research. My Gasconade County ancestor is my great grandfather, Francis Corn Wallace OWEN, who was the founder of Owensville, Missouri. Would like information on his life as the founder. He married Elizabeth BRANSON, daughter of David and Sarah (DAVID) BRANSON. Later in their life, they moved to Rolla, Missouri and built the Crandall Hotel I am the great granddaughter of Francis Corn Wallace OWEN (founder of Owensville in Gasconade County, Missouri) and Elizabeth Jane BRANSON. Their daughter, Sarah, was my paternal grandmother. She married Robert LYONS. Elizabeth's parents were David BRANSON (b. 17 Jan 1810; d. 9 March 1881) and Sarah Ann DAVID (b. ca. 1812; d. ca. 1843). I am also trying to connect the relationship between David BRANSON and Reuben S. BRANSON (founder of Branson, Missouri), b. 22 Aug 1853; d. 10 Feb 1935, son of Valentine and Alpha M. (SHERRILL) BRANSON. I would like to communicate with anyone working on these lines. Any information would be appreciated.


Posted 8/97

Ruth Frick

Surname: PINNELL

I would appreciate information on the PINNELL Families that lived in Gasconade, Franklin and Crawford Counties. I particularly want info on Peter PINNELL's son Benjamin Miles PINNELL that is buried in Gasconade Co.

Posted 8/97

Aaron Underwood




Looking for parents of Noah and Henry Pierpoint. According to family stories, my g.g. grandfather, Noah Pierpoint(b. 11/17/1853), was an orphan who lived with a river boat captain for awhile, before becoming a brakeman with the railroad. I find his brother, Henry (b. 1850) and he in Gasconade Co. in 1870. Henry lists his birthplace as Gasconade, MO on birth record of child in 1889. Any info would be appreciated.


Posted 8/97


Earl J.S. Rook


















Surname: ROOK

I am looking for any information on the family of Aaron Rook (born circa 1774 in Maryland) who lived in Bourbon Township, Gasconade County, until his death sometime after 1852. Thanks.


Posted 8/97


George E. Lem




















Surname: ESTES


Looking for information on the ESTES family who settled in Gasconade about 1819. James ESTES and Hugh ESTES are listed on early census records. There was also John, William, Sally, Elizabeth and Jane. Some of the family moved to Callaway Co. John owned property in both counties and seems to have lived on both sides of the river. Sally ESTES married Curtis JORDAN, Elizabeth married John HAYS, and Jane married Henry FLETCHER. If you have information on any of these early settlers, let's exchange.


Posted 8/97

Teresa Jones


STARKEY, Joel. The Gasconade County Court was first held at Joel's home during the early years. Sometime after the "great flood" he removed to Madison Co., TN. Some members of his family remained behind and others went into IL, TN, etc. I believe that his wife JANE JACKSON STARKEY, died in Gasconade before he left. Where is she buried and what was the date of her death? Does anyone have a complete list of their children? Their daughter, Mary (Polly) was married to Abraham (Abram) Derryberry and they also lived in this county until they all left for TN. Would like to hear from anyone else interested in this family.

Posted 8/97

James V Dlask

Surname: SATERA

Looking for any information on SATERA from Owensville. Have Frances SATERA born 1909. Need parents or any other relatives.

Posted 8/97

Lynda Monnig

Surname: MONNIG

Oscar Monnig b. 9/12/1822 in Germany arrived in America in 1844, m. Amelia Setzer 10/29/1945. Oscar's brothers Otto and Hugo Monnig came to America in 1848. Hugo m. Caroline Quick and settled in Rhineland, MO. Otto m. Emma Sauer and settled in Hermann, MO. I would like to share info with anyone tracing these names. Thanks, Lynda

Posted 8/97

Sharon Hurst

Surname: HURST

I am looking for descendents of Uriah and Hannah Hurst who moved to Gasconade Co. Mo. from Cooke Co. Tn. sometime between 1830 and 1832. Their children were Daniel, Sara P., Job, James, Ruthy and Elizabeth.

I found the oldest son Daniel with wife Sally Davis and family in the 1850 & 60 census. James married Malinda Davis in 1850 in Franklin Co. and went by wagon train to Oregon in the spring of 1851, these are my great-great grandparents.

Uriah apparently died between 1840 & 50. Hannah with Job listed as farmhand on the farm of John Davis & wife Elizbeth (youngest daughter of Uriah & Hannah?) in 1860 census. I would like to know what happened to the whole family after 1870? Also would like to find someone who knows more of the history? Thank You.

 Posted 8/97

 Marjorie Dohnal

 Surname: HURST, DAVIS

According to the 1850 census my g grandfather and grandmother lived in Gasconade County, Missouri. I would like to know if there is anyone who might have some info on them. In 1850 my g grandparents JAMES HURST and MLINDA DAVIS WERE MARRIED. In my records it shows that James was born about 1831 and Malinda was born about 1834. I believe James ws born in Tennessee and Malinda was born in Missouri. In about 1852 these two came to Oregon. Does anybody have any info on who the parents and siblings were of this couple. I know absolutely nothing more about them. My g grandfathers surname has been spelled HURST, HERST, HEARST. I would appreciate anything that you might have on them.

 Posted 8/97

 Jody Nestler

Surname: ZORN

ZORN, Peter, w. ------Catherine. Came to Gasconade Co. by 1849 from Franklin Co., IN. 1870 census has them in Hermann with 9 children, ranging from age 4 to 25. Peter was my gggf's brother. Looking for confirmation on town and country of origin of Peter. Believe he and Joseph came over from Schoenbourg, Alsase Lorraine in early 1830's. Any information about this family would be greatly appreciated.

Posted 7/97

Robert Lucas




















I am seeking family of Edward LUCAS. His wife was Mary "Polly" BURTON. Edward married Polly in Gasconade County 9 Sep 1841.

Posted 7/97

Linda Bock

Surname: BOCK

BOCK, Ferdinand Gustav b.17 April 1825 Hanover,Germany d.9 Aug. 1903 wife Mary W. Heidbreder came to US in abt. 1859. moved to Woolam, MO. Ferdinand Gustav Bock lived in Gasconade Co, and owned a farm with his wife and children w. Mary Wilheminn children Frank, Ferdinand JR., Gustav, Henry,August, Albert, Herman, Martha, Maria, Emilia. They moved there abt. 1859. I think they both died there in Woolam, MO.He has a brother named Gustav Frank Bock m.? kurshel?

Posted 7/97

Barbara Day

Seeking information about the Johnson Plantation Home.

It was reported to be located "on the Gasconade bottomland meadow in Section 2 of Township 39 North, Range 9 West, on the west side of the Gasconade approximately 1 1/2 miles upstream (south) of the Highway 63 bridge on road from Rolla to Jefferson City." This description was supplied by C.V. Mann notes on Rev. John Miscal Johnson, interred on Jan. 30, 1874 with wife Mary E. (Clements) in the Bloom Garden Cemetery, adjoining the plantation. Any information related to this home and the Johnson family of the period, in particular Thomas Jefferson Johnson (d. Nov. 5, 1855), father of John Miscal, would be greatly appreciated. If a copy of such material can be forwarded to me, please also advise of any associated costs you may incur. Thank you in advance for your time and assistance. Barb.

Posted 7/97

George M Lauer

Surname: LAUER

My name is George Michael Lauer, my great great grandfather was Franz Ludwig Von Lauer, one of the early settlers of Gasconade County. I'm trying to obtain as much information as I can concerning Franz - I would appreciate any help you might be able to offer. I'm willing to share my entire tree with you (or anyone else for that matter) in GED format. My home page contains a link (near the top) to all of my trees members: first theres a link to surnames, then to individuals, then to family branches. Lower on the first page a descent tree for Franz appears.

Posted 7/97

Susan Bockoven

Surname: LEACH

From 1847 to 1854 Benjamin Leach, Minister performed marriages in Gasconade Co., Mo. Does anyone know what church he was with and if there are records of the church membership? Does anyone know anything about him?

Posted 7/97

Nancy Segall


MCMILLIAN of Gasconade County MO. Came to this county from Patrick County Va, in the 1830's. Children of William MCMILLIAN and Ruth DILLARD of Patrick Co., Va were: Edward, Ruth, James, John, Thomas, Abijah, Isom, William R., Rebecca, Daniel, Jeremiah and Aaron.

The following children settled in Gasconade County:

Thomas married Margie BRANSON

Edward married Massilvia ROBERTSON

Daniel married Eliza Jane BURCHARD

Aaron married Jane WILLIS

John married ?

Posted 7/97

Dale Gerboth


I have two family lines that came through the county. The family of my gr-gr-grandfather, Jacob MEYER, a Swiss immigrant, was in the county from 1852 until about 1875. One of his sons, my gr-grandfather John Meyer married Wilhelmina BEUERMAN, daughter of Ludwig Beuerman and Wilhelmina THOFERN, who were in the county from about 1840 on. I would be delighted to exchange information about the families. I can also provide information about the family of county residents, Joseph BIEBER and Henry AHRENS.

Posted 7/97


Cherie McGrath


RODE branch names: Henry Rode (Rhode) m. Mary Ann Koch (gg Grandparents)

Frederick (Carl) Rode/Cook m. Mathilda Milstadt

August Rode m. Mary Catherine Berend

Julius Rode m. Mary Ann Ruediger (g Grandparents)

Catherine Rode m. Ludwig Ruediger

Franz Xavier Schneider m. Mary Ann Koch Rode

Francis Xavier Schneider m. Bertha Meyer

Jacob Schneider m. Johanna Hug

Anna Maria Schneider m. Peter John Meyer

Edward Augustine Schneider

MUELLER branch names: Martin Mueller m. Cordula Bernhard

George Mueller m. Rosa Vogel (g Grandparents)

Elizabeth Mueller m. Franz Stein

Carolina Mueller m. Xavier Dufner

Martin Mueller Jr. m. Helena Stoller

John Mueller m. Mavina (Anna Mary) Jordan

Posted 6/97

Veronica M. Hucker


Surname: Hoffman (Hofmann) Fischer, Schuch


Searching for the ancestors of John P Hoffman (Hofmann) b in Hesse1796, m Caroline Fischer b Baden 1821, about 1843. Children: Pauline b 1845, Wilhelmine b 1847, Augusta b 1849, Julie b 1851, Paul b 1855. John died

before 1857 and Caroline married second, George Long. Wilhelmina m Henry Schuck b 15 Dec 1834 in Hesse, Germany, in Hermann 24 July 1866. There children: Henry b 8 May 1867, Sophia b 1868, Katherine Johanna b 28 July

1872, Paula b 1876, Emil C. b 12 Dec 1876, Clara b 1879, George Hugo b 16 Jan 1885. Katherine Johanna m Emil Ernst Hucker in St Charles 27 Nov 1894. The family was living in Hermann during the 1850 and 1860 census. Henry started the Schuch Memorial Works in 1871.


Posted 6/97


Mari Crocker


Surname: DeWitt


My Great Great Grand father James M. Bell born in Franklin Co. Mo. 1824 married my Great Great grandmother , his 2nd wife, Mary Cathrine DeWitt born 1840 in Gasconade Co. Mo. on May 23, 1861. I am reseaching her line. I

am looking for Parents and siblings names, one sister was Bermie also Green DeWitt born in 1795 n Missouri I Believe.


Posted 6/97


Edward C. Welsch

Surname: ZAUN

I am looking for information on the following family members who lived in Gasconade County (Brush Creek) around 1870:

John ZAUN, born 1832

Nancy C. ZAUN, born Oct. 1842

Geroge W. ZAUN, born 1871

Martha E. ZAUN, born 1873

Catherine ZAUN, born 1877

Seth A. ZAUN, born Feb. 1881

They moved to Cuba, MO by 1900.

Posted 6/97

Denise Shelton


Would like to exchange information on the following family:

Roley (aka Rolla) WILLIAMS, b. 1848 in Indiana married to Judah (aka Judie) ANGELL, b. 1850 in Missouri

Children include:

Sarah V. WILLIAMS (1866-1916), married Thomas L. SHELTON (1861-1948)

Mary WILLIAMS (b. 1869)

Charles WILLIAMS (b. 1871)

Henry WILLIAMS (b. 1873)

Laura WILLIAMS (b. 1876)

William WILLIAMS (b. 1879)

Posted 6/97

Betty Jean Cobb


Searching for information on William CURTIS, who came to Gasconade Co., MO from Madison Co., IN in the 1840. William CURTIS was married to Saran ELLSWORTH. Any information appreciated.

Posted 5/97

Ross and Cathy Henson


I am looking for any information or pictures that may be available of the old Gasconade County Poor farm located approx. 3 miles west of Hermann on Route 100. The facility was once owned by the county and was purchased by Mr Robert Lloyd in the 1960's. If you may have any information that may help me in my research please let me know. Thank you.

Sincerely, Ross and Cathy Henson, present owners of the facility.

Posted 5/97

Rick Reed


Looking for information on John and Rebecca Dodson REED. Rebecca was probably married to John Branson in 1845 then to John REED in the early 1850's. Moved to Camden County. John's mother was a Rebecca Reed listed in the 1850 Census. Could have been a widow of Leonard Reed who died in 1839. Marriage records indicate she would have been Rebecca BRANSON. Rebecca DODSON had a sister and brother: Matilda DODSON who married Pleasant PANKEY and Franklin DODSON who married a Tabitha ? Any information is appreciated.

Posted 5/97

Sam Redding


Edmund ANDERSON is listed as residing in Gasconade County in 1819. He married Anna Pear BOULWARE in 1814. Their children included Thomas, James, and Jane Eleanor. In the 1830 census, Edmund was in St. Johns Towship of Franklin County. I am interested in the ANDERSON and BOULWARE families in this time and place. Also, Edmund's son Thomas married a Letha Narcissus FOEGUSON (or Farquarson or Fourquron or Ferguson--we have various spellings) who was born in Virgina. I would love to find correct spelling of this name and something about the family. I believe Letha's mother was named Nancy and was born in Virginia in 1785. Thanks.

Posted 5/97

Mary Weldinger

Surname: HAIN

Frederick August Hain was born December 26, 1830 in Breslau, Germany. It is now know what year he came to the states. He died February 27, 1918 in Rosebud, Missouri. Frederick August Hain married January 4, 1861 to Rebecca Hollandsworth, a daughter of Isam Marion Hollandsworth and Nancy Newcomb. Rebecca was born February 19, 1842 and died April 9, 1892. They had the following children:

1. Pauline Hain born about 1861

2. Ida Bertha Hain born October 1865, died October 1888. She married March 4, 1883 to Francis Sylvester Rose.

3. Ernest Hain born around 1866

4. Lydia Ann Hain born August 26, 1869, died October 2, 1962. Married January 9, 1890 to Joseph Kosark.

5. Albert P. Hain born August 1872. Married around 1899 to Sophia Maha.

Can anyone help fill in the missing information on this family. Be glad to share anything I find.

Posted 5/97

Sarah Clark Stevens

Surname: BARCLAY

I am looking for any info on the families of JAMES HUGH BARCLAY b. 29 May 1789 in Pa. and MARGARET GROFF b. 5 June 1797 in Mo. Hugh and Margaret m. on 26 March 1812 in Mo. Thirteen known children were named SARAH PURSLEY, ANDREW GROFF, NANCY ANN CHARLOTTE, HENRY THOMAS, STATIRA, STEPHEN C., MARGARET, HARRIET, JOHN S.T., BALSER T., JOSEPH HUGH, HATTIE ELIZABETH, and MARTHA BARCLAY. The family was found on 1830 Gasconade Co. Census where Hugh was listed as a cabinet maker. The family moved to Hopkins Co., Texas about 1845. They lived at Nelta, Texas until their deaths. Hugh d. bef 1855; Margaret d. in 1856. The two were my ggg grandparents on my paternal side and my maternal side. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Posted 5/97

Pat Harris


Stephen(son) Colvin m. Nancy Pinter (Poynter), Gasconade Co April 1835. I'm told as a family story that Stephen and Nancy were killed in an accident before 1850 and left son William (b. 1841) and Nancy Jane (a little older). I'm looking for any information on Stephen's parents - who they were and where they came from.

There are several Pinter,Poynter,Pointer families in Gasconade Co. Who was Nancy related to?

Posted 5/97

Joe L. Miller

Surnames: BROWN

Looking for information on Joseph (Abt 1811, VA) and Mary (Abt 1816, VA) BROWN. Children: John Walker, Martha, Mary, William, Green B., Sarah, Joseph and James M. who married Melinda DAVIS. John Walker Brown (1835, Franklin Co.) married Mary Elizabeth (1840, Gasconade Co.), daughter of Thompson M. and Claressa (HODGES) RODGERS. John W. & Mary Brown had 12 children. They lived on the Gasconade/Franklin Co. line. Would like information on these people and from descendant lines.


Posted 5/97

Thomas Brown

Surname: PERREY

My ancestor Perrey landed in New Orleans, some time after June in 1846, and the company then took a Riverboat to St. Louis, then turned left along the Missouri River, past New Haven and to the site of Bonnot's Mill. His granddaughter was Mayme Ada Perrey, who married Cecil Carl Brown (My grandparents). Thanks for any help.

Posted 4/97

LA Pritchett


Any info. on: Mathew & Nancy CALDWELL & sons, in Gasconade County about 1820 - 30? Especially on the eldest son, also named Mathew? Family lore is that he (Matt, the son) was well noted in MO. as an Indian fighter, and left for Texas by about 1827 - the rest of the family remaining in Gasonade County. Have much info. on him before he came to Missouri with his parents, and after he left MO, but no solid info. on him while he was in MO. I'd be so grateful for any leads on local stories (newspaper, oral history) on Indian / White conflicts of that time (1820's).OF COURSE, I will gladly share any CALDWELL information I have, too!!!!!!!!!

Posted 4/97

Sally Morrow


Information on: Joseph Maxwell Morrow and wife, Mary Jane Snelson, and William Cason and wife, Elizabeth Boone, niece of Daniel Boone. Would like to know when arrived in Gasconnade and from where, location of homesteads, and confirmation of children's names.

Posted 4/97

Roger Renfro


Looking for any info pertaining to the family of Melilah Jane MAXWELL, in Gasconade Co. in the 1840's. She married Mark RENFRO, 31 Mar 1848, resided in St. Clair Co. until her death 10 Mar 1892. She was born 11 Nov 1831, I know not where. I believe her father's name was Sealian MAXWELL.

Posted 4/97

Denise Shelton

Surname: SHELTON

Here's my line: James SHELTON (1797-1863) married to Polly Ann BRISTOW (1798-1869)

Children:Lucinda, Louisa, Hamilton (b. 1824), Leroy C. (b. 1827), Arminta (b. 1828), George W.(b. 1830), Robert B.(b. 1832), Sarah Ann (b. 1834) Lucinda married John V. SPENCER in 1843, Louisa married Henry ADAMS in 1840, Hamilton married Eliza Jane MORGAN in 1848 Leroy C. married Rebecca ROBERTSON in 1847 and Phebe Ann BLACKWELL in 1863 Arminta married Robert WARREN in 1850 George W. married ? (his son was the younger Leroy C.) Robert B. married Elizabeth Eden RICHARDSON in 1857

Posted 4/97

Robert & Barbara Dalton


Branson, William Riley 1838-1910 & the Smith, Samual 1818-1905, Need any info on these two families that you can help me with.

Posted 4/97

Barbara Kirkland


BOULWARE - PHILLIP PARR BOULWARE, SR (born ca 1755/1760 Essex Co, VA) was in Gasconade Franklin Co by 1819. PHILLIP was Assessor of Gasconade in 1821. His wife was ELIZABETH EDMONDSON. PHILLIP died by Sept 1824. His children were: THOMAS BOULWARE b NC died Gasconada Co, Mo before 1812 - spouse: URSULA BRADSHAW whom he married in 1810 in St Clair, Il.- MARY BOULWARE married ELIJAH BRADSHAW 1810 St Claire co., Ill. - PHILLIP BOULWARE JR - married NANCY WYATT - GEORGE BOULWARE b ca 1796 in Pendleton Co, SC - died after 1870 Bell Co, MO married FRANCIS WALKER.- DANIEL BOULWARE - m CHRISTINE PULLAM 1831 Pike Co, Il.; and BARNETT BOULWARE b ca 1810 TN - married #1 ELIZABETH WALKER in Gasconade Co, Mo 1831. He later married NANCY APPERSON LAMBERT 1855 in Jasper Co, MO. Looking for info on this man and his children!

Posted 4/97

Sandy Buckley

Surname: JOHNS

Researching the family of John JOHNS of 1850 Gasconade; had children Henry who md Mahala TACKETT; Nancy md James ROARK; James md Sara KERLEY; John William md Mary Jane BURTON and 2nd Margarett Anna JETT; Thomas md ?; Mary "Polly" md ?; Martha md Edward C SMITH; Samuel md ?; Lewis md first Martha Emeline BOLIN - 2nd Mary SISCO - 3rd Nancy SISCO McCLAIN. John JOHNS was presumably born about 1802 in Missouri. What was his connection to the old John JOHNS of Franklin County? Do not believe he was a son. This John JOHNS married at least three times, last to Ann PHILLIPS in 1844 Osage County. This John JOHNS leaves his family sometimes after 1850 and went to Texas. What became of Ann PHILLIPS JOHNS?

Posted 4/97

Denise Shelton

Surname: SHELTON

I have a fair bit of information on the Shelton family in Gasconade County from about 1820 on, especially the descendants of James Shelton (1797-1863) and Polly Ann Bristow (1798-1869). Their children: Lucinda (b. abt. 1818), Louisa (b. 1822), Hamilton (b. 1824), Leroy C. (b. 1827), Arminta (b. 1828), George W. (b. 1830), Robert B. (b. 1832), Sarah Ann (b. 1834). You may put my name on the list as a source for Shelton surname information.

Posted 4/97

John Block

Surname: KAHLE

My Great Grandfather Block immigrated in 1864 with his sister Maria. Maria Married Henry Kahle, born about 1844 in Hannover, Germany and immigrated to Gasconade County. Maria and Henry moved to the Lawrence Kansas area and We have not heard from them since. Looking for anyone that might have useful information on this.

Posted 4/97

Douglas Young


Do you have information on Jacob H. FISHER? He married Jermima SHOBE in 1842.

Posted 4/97

Mark McDaniel

Surname: COX

I am a descendant of Mary Cox who died in Gascondade County will January 8, 1849. I am trying to find any information on the Family. If you know of sho I can contact I would like that very much.

Posted 4/97

Rick Bish

Surname: BIEBER

Researching BIEBER. They arrived from Switzerland in 1851 and settled near Swiss. Would like to share information with other researchers.

Posted 4/97



Searching for John C KUSHEL m. Hulda BECKER, children: Alfred KUSHEL, b. 1921 Stolpe, Gasonade Co, Missouri. m. Cledium Martha OPFER. Any information would be great or a fellow Kushel or Becker researcher.

Posted 4/97

Coni Bowman


Looking for more information on Phillip Tacket and wife Betsea Pointer I believe they were living in Gasconade County in the 1830's.They had seven children. Phillip also had a brother named Berryman Tacket that died early Abt 1827 and left minor children. I think Phillip Tacket may have died around 1850 in Gasconade County.

Posted 4/97

Mike Hardester


Samuel J(ames?) Hard(i)ster married Elizabeth Helm in Gasconade County on 5 June 1826. I am looking for information on 1) Samuel (birth & parent's names), and 2) names of children - attempting to establish Samuel as father of Henry William Hardester born ca 1828 possibly in Pulaski Co, MO. Any information on Elizabeth Helm also welcome!

Posted 3/97

Elven K. Zongker


I am searching for data on my gg grandfather William ROGERS who was born 1827 in TN, married March 9, 1848 in Gasconade County to Paulina SKINNER. They had two boys, RUSSELL CLARK and OLIVER. Russell married Cinderella HUMAN from Humansville, November 26, 1873. I would appreciate any data you might have on this family.

Posted 3/97

Ellie Stites Swanger


Leonard & Mary STUMP (1850 Census) Where were they from in VA? Her maiden name...?? Leonard was listed as having slaves in Franklin Co. at a very early 1830 or so..

Any MAUPIN's.... I'm related to all of them... Another cousin is compiling a family directory, so would like to hear from anyone with this surname. My gggg grandfather, Mosias Maupin, b. VA, came to MO from KY, friend and neighbor of Daniel Boone, settled in Franklin Co, where he is buried. Several of the 16 (12 survived) children lived in Gasconade Co, after it was separated from Franklin Co..... Many are bur. in Gas...Co. including my ggg grandmother, bur. at the New Salem Baptist Church in Owensville....

LEMONS: My grandmother's maiden name... daughter of David "Jeff" Lemons... Want to know more about the family... and the lineage further back... Know the first one in MO was Jefferson Lemons, was found in the Henry Co VA census in 1850, then came to Gasconade Co. MO, but had a new, young wife by 1860.

SPAULDING More about my ggg grandparents, Stephen Ephraim Spalding, b. MA ca 1774.... wife, Margaret Barclay, b. ca 1800.... had about 10 children, which included a set of triplets... I descend from the one triplet, Mary Lara Ann Spalding, b. 1830 in St. Louis... Have contacted descendants of the triplet, Martha who m. a Mahaney in Gasconade Co MO, but can't find descendants of the triplet sister, Harriet that married a Williams.... Have a photo of them ca. age 40 or so. Stephen Spalding's father, Job Spalding, is a listed DAR Rev War patriot....

ROGERS: Would like to hear from descendants of Alexander Stinson Rogers, who was born in either VA or TN, married in Madison Co TN, first child (my gg grandmother, Sarah Jane) was born in TN... Would like to know his parentage... write to several other descendants, but we are do not know his parentage???? he married, Delinda Wallace, and we have a copy of her father's probate in Gasconade Co. His name was Francis Wallace.

STITES: My maiden name.... have our lineage back to John Stites, b. ca 1760-70 in NY. He came to MO about 1814/6 with son, David Stites, who was a minister in Gasconade Co.. He married many couples, and was active in starting many churches... He later when to SW Missouri, but not before he had many children, and outlived two wives, and was married to a third one before his death. I descend from John Stites, Sr.'s son, Joel Stites who m. Catherine Decker, ca 1829 in Franklin Co... but the descendants mainly lived in Gasconade Co.

DYSON: Would like to hear from all Dyson's. My gggg grandfather, Wm Dyson came to well as his son Thomas. Thomas & wife, Anna Roby, came from NC to Franklin Co, 6 of his sons were in the Confederacy... a couple of them married & had children before going to war... but only one survived, Manless Dyson. He drew the MO Civil War pension (for Confederates), address was Bland, MO. (Hear from one of his descendants.) Especially would like to know if there are any descendants from the sons that were married & had children before leaving for war.... and would like to hear from them, if there are any...?????

Quick rundown, and I have other allied lines that I'll leave off for now... I am truly a "daughter of Gasconade County, MO"

Posted 3/97

Daniel A. Norgard


Information on Joseph REYNOLDS 1818-1894, Newton J REYNOLDS 1844-1929, Phoebe MILLER 1845-1875, Rebecca COLLIER 1855-1927 and Newton's daughter, Anna Loretta REYNOLDS. All of Gasconade Co. Thank you.

Posted 3/97

Robert A. Raup


Would like to correspond and share information on Branson, Burgess and Cox (Cocke) families of Gascondade County. I descend from Andrew Branson and Pheribe Cocke, their daughter Nancy and husband Joseph Madison Burgess, and granddaughter Pheribe Burgess who married Jacob McMillian.

Posted 3/97

Darlene Homme


I am looking for information on a Walker family who lived in Gasconade Co. in 1840. Benjamin WALKER was born about 1801 and died about 1843. He was married to Katherine HAWKINS and they had four children (only have names of three): John (lost in war), Delilah who married a HUTTON, and Andrew Jackson Walker b. 1833 who married Sarah Compton JONES. Any help with this family appreciated. Thank you.

Posted 3/97

Shirley Fitzpatrick


I am looking for info about Andrew J. FITZPATRICK who is listed in the 1870 census for Richland Township, Gasconade County, Mo. Film # 238, page 474, family # 1730. He is listed with wife Pauline and children John, Archibald, Sarah, and Emily. He owned $5000 worth of real estate, but seems to have left the county by the 1880 census. Thank you for any help you can provide regarding Andrew and his familiy's activities while living in Gasconade County.

Posted 3/97

Christine Piper


I need any information I can get on Lucinda Hains, who married Thomas Branson in Gasconade county on 14 Jan 1836.

Posted 3/97

Betty Allen

Surname: HOLT

I am looking for information on the siblings/parents of Mary L. HOLT born 28 Mar 1873 in Owensville, Gasconade County. She married Isaac Vandergriffe on 12 Dec 1899 at Hermann, Gasconade County.

Posted 2/97

Linda Stevens


I'm looking for ANY information on JAMES DAVIS, b. 12/9/1806 in Mo. Married A. ??? Sorry that is all I got from the 1850 census. They married in abt. 1828. Their daughter LUCY DAVIS, b. 1826 married GEORGE STEPHENS. It is my understanding that JAMES was prominent in Gasconade Co. and later in Crawford Co. My wish list: 1. parents of JAMES, 2. who A. is., 3. parents of A., 4. any other info you can find.

I'm looking for any information from any source on HARTWELL PARSONS, b. 1794 in Va. Married MARGARET???, in 1828 in Mo. Again I believe HARTWELL was prominent in Co.and local government.Wish list: 1. MARGARET's name, 2. MARGARET's parents names, 3. HARTWELL's parent's names

Posted 2/97

Billie Beeler


Gasconade County, Hermann.

Researching: 1) John Adam BAUER b.1800, Leutenheim, Bas-Rhin, came to Hermann ca 1841 and son Michael BAUER. Wife Richardina SCHALMANN - may have died prior to arrival in Hermann. Would like to contact other descendents.

2) John Daniel STRECKER who married Richardina BAUER(daughter of John Adam BAUER). He was b. Wuertenburg, 28 Mar,1805. I would like to find his exact city of birth and parentage in Germany.

Posted 2/97

Tim Kinkeade


I am seeking information on the Kinkeade's in Gasconade county, any time period. Thanks!! :-)

Posted 2/97

Beverly Short

Surname: MAHANAY

Looking for information on any of the Mahanay family. They resided in Gasconade Co. from 1830-1875 when they moved to Johnson County, Texas. I would like to exchange information on the family.

Posted 2/97

Walter C. Maag


I am a Great-grandson of Rudolph (Von) Poser who lioved on a farm north of Stony Hill, served in the Civil War and was Surveyor for Gasconade County after the war. While I have quite a bit of information of some of his children and grandchildren as well as some of the area, I would like to contact some relatives that still live in the area of Herman, New Haven, Washington and surrounds.They would be 2nd, 3rd ?? cousins. Perhaps you can direct me as to the best records available for marriages, births burials etc in the area.

Posted 2/97

Alvis Woolam


Looking for information on the Woollam's of Gasconade County. There was a Bartholomew Woolam(various spellings) in the 1790 SC census. In the early 1800s he and his sons moved to the St Louis area. Three of his sons served in the Illinois militias during the war of 1812, but, I have been told that their names appeared on Missouri public records as well as Illinois. These Gasconade County are the first I have seen of the family name with your area.

Posted 2/97

Patrick Weber


Researching the following familes.

William Shea (1) b. abt. 1800 in Ireland m. Johanna _______ b. abt. 1800 in Ireland Listed in census 1870 for Gasconade Co. but not in the 1880 and no cementary records found.

William Shea (2) b. abt 1833 in Ireland  m. Mary Ellen Hindrick on April 15, 1863 in Gasconade Co. Mary (Ellen) Hindricks b. abt 1847 in Missouri and parents are from Kentucky

Thier childern are  Mary Shea b. abt 1867, Lawrence Shea b. abt 1868, Samuel Shea b. abt 1869, William Shea (3)b. April 26, 1871, m. Mary Oliva (Lena) Harrison (1831 in Texas), W. Johanna Shea b. abt 1872,  W. Agnes Shea b. abt 1874, Dorethea b. abt 1875, Liaure (?) b. abt 1877, F. Patrick b. abt 1879 Any information would be appreciated.

Posted 2/97

John R. LaRue

Surname: REED

I am seeking information on the family of Henry and Rachel Reed that lived in Gasconade County, MO from 1830. I am trying to establish links to other Reed families living in other Missouri Counties during the same period.

Posted 2/97

L. Shay


Hello, I am looking for the family of Henry Buschchmeir and Caraline or Caroline Gaestner. Their daughter, Adelia b. 5 Nov 1884 Herman, Gasconade, MO m. Friedrich (Fred Schmied, my GGrandfather) 10 Feb 1905. d. 13 June 1967, Scott City, Scott, KS, burried at Shields Cemetery, Lane, KS I do not know where Adelia and Fred were married, it may have been in Herman. Could you check the marriage records for me? After their marriage they settled in Greenwood County KS for a time, then moved to Lane County KS. I only have the names of Henry and Caraline or Caroline, but no dates. How about tax records? Any help on this subject would be grately appreciated.

Posted 2/97

Tracey Thomas


Reverend Lewis Tackitt 1838-1876, married to Amarilla Stradford, 1837- 1921, lived in Gasconade County and raised four known children: Mary Katherine, Phillip S., Fielding J., and Malinda. Mary Katherine Tackitt, 1859-1906, married Rueben Thomas Duncan, 1856-1920. This couple also lived in Gasconade County and raised ten children: Millie Melinda, William Sheridan, Lucinda Alice, Samantha Adeline, Nancy Louisa, Emily Jane, Sarah Amarilla, Ellen Miranda, Mary Esta, and Louis Duncan. Louis Joseph Duncan, 1885-1956, married Bessie Jane Plowman, 1892-1935. This family lived in Summersville, MO and raised ten children, including William Howard Duncan, who is my grandfather. If you have an information about this line or think you may be connected, please email me! Thank you and Happy Hunting! :)

Posted 2/97

Ann Slinkman Scott


Researching the following names and families: Frederich W. SLINKMAN, b1833, Phillip EBKER, settled near Drake, MO, 1864, Rolla Thomas SLINKMAN,b1824, Robert LINCOLN, b1813, Nancy LINCOLN, b1838.

Posted 2/97

Marla Timmons


I am looking for information regarding William Josua LEE b. in Louisville KY o r VA. He married Victoria Schmidt , who was born in Germany,  in Drake MO sometime prior to 1860. William Joshua Lee died in Warsaw IL c. 1873 He & Victoria may both be buried there. His father, Green Berry LEE was b. abt. 1798 and migrated to MO. He died there and is supposedly buried there. Any info appreciated.

Posted 2/97

Kathleen Cormack


I am searching for information on my ggg grandfather, Martin WEBER, whocame to Gasconade Co. in the early 1840's. His occupation was that of a butcher. He was born in Leutenheim, Alsace-Loraine 23 Jan 1820. He married Barbara Hennenberger on 27 July 1848, at St. Paul's Evangelisch Church, in Hermann.During the Civil War, he was part of Company C., 4th Regiment of Missouri Volunteers. He died 29 Mar, 1897 and is buried at St. George Catholic Cemetery. Children were:

Christina WEBERb 1850 m. George AROLD ZIPF

Johanna WEBER b 1854

George WEBER b 1855 m Wilhelmina MESSING

Mary Martina WEBER b. 1857

Martin WEBER b. 1859

Martin Jacob WEBER b 1862 m Anna Mary HEISELE 1891

John WEBER b 1863

Maria Magdalena WEBER b 1866

Anton WEBER b 1867 m Anna GOESZEIN and Caroline WILLI

Anna Maria WEBER b 1869

Posted 1/97

Joan Addison  

Surname: McMILLAN

I am interested in corresponding with anyone descending from the McMILLAN family that moved to Gasc. Co. in the 1830's from Pittsylvania Co., VA. I descend from John McMILLAN.


I am interested in corresponding with anyone descending from William & Amanda (GALLOWAY) SPURGEON that moved to Gasc. Co. from Sullivan Co., TN, by   way of IA. I descend from their child Allen SPURGEON.

Surname: BOWEN

I am interested in corresponding with anyone descending from Isaiah & Nancy (STURGEON) BOWEN who moved early to Redbird, Gasc. Co., MO from Greene Co., PA by way of Stark Co., OH. ... I decend from their daughter, Matilda BOWEN, who married Peter C. DAVIS.

Surname: MORRIS

I am interested in corresponding with anyone descending from John & Susannah (MORRIS) MORRIS who moved early to Bem, Gasc. Co., MO from Mercer Co., KY, by way of Washington Co., IN. ... I descend from their son, Lewis G. MORRIS.


I am interested in corresponding with anyone descending from Henry & Ann (PICKERING) PFEIFFER who moved to Woolham, Gasc. Co., MO in the 1850's from Philadelphia, PA. .... I descend from their son, William PFEIFFER, who is buried in the "Old Ferris Farm" Cemetery, Gasc. Co. near Oak Hill.

Posted 1/97

John Block

Surname: LUHRING

Looking for anyone that is researching the Luhring name. I have two G-G-Grandmothers that were both Luhrings from Husum, Hannover, Germany. There were many Gasconade County Immigrants from Hannover and several of my family names originated in Husum, including: Block, Homeyer, Luhring, Kolkmeyer, etc. There was a family of Luhrings that lived in Gasconade County and I think that the father that came over first was the Conrad Luhring B. Aug. 23, 1834 D. 1891, Buried at Salel Lutheran Cemetery at the intersection of Highway V and T between Owensville and Rosebud. Thereare 7 Luhrings that are buried at this cemetery, and all of them are unknown to me. I feel certain that they are related in one way or another. According to my father, he visited three Luhring Ladies when he was a child, supposedly spinsters (possibly widows) that lived on what is now 'Pump House Road' on Highway V out of Rosebud. There are also Luhrings that are buried at St. John's U.C.C. in Swiss, MO that are probably related to this Conrad Luhring.Any help would be appreciated.

Posted 1/97


Surname: VOLK

Am seeking info on the Volk family: Henry, Elizabeth, John, Zachiaras. They were taken in by families in the Rhineland township; family oral history is that they were found at a campsite; parents dead. Believed to be Swiss. I am a descendant of John Volk whose dau Elsie m. Clarence Ellis, Montgomery Cty. Have census info that gives children's names with host families.

Posted 1/97

 Anne Crase


Trying to find info on family of Henry J. STEPHENS b. 22 March 1836 in NC; m. 7 Feb 1861 in Gasconade, MO to Louisa SULLIVAN, dau. of Frank SULLIVAN & Lucy HOLT. Henry d. 10 May 1899 in Franklin Co., MO. He & Louisa had 5 sons & 3 daus. Trying to find out who Henry's parents/siblings were. Any help appreciated.

Posted 1/97

John Block


I have been in contact with a man from Germany who has Mestemacher connections in his family tree. He is interested in finding out more about the Mestemacher family that came over.

My G-Grandfather, Conrad Block, came over and resided in Gasconade County. We still own the original farm which is situated between Owensville and Rosebud near the now near extinct village of Tea. We have always referred to the property that is directly west of our property as the Mestemacher place, and I am wondering whether or not youmight have information on the Mestemachers in any of your information. My family lines in Gasconade County are as follows: Block, Ahring, Luhring, Sander, Homeier, Homeyer. Mostly Swiss, Tea, Drake area.

Posted 1/97

 Joanna Smith Dunn


Researching family of Alexander MURPHY married to Eliza JOINER SMITH and on the 1860 census in the Beouff Township. Eliza SMITH MURPHY had her children with her from a previous marriage: Pleasant A., Solomon J., Sarah A., and William Henry. They also had two MURPHY children: Charles Decatur and Eliza MURPHY. I would very much like to find information on the marriage of Alexander MURPHY and Eliza JOINER SMITH MURPHY and any information on the SMITH children who might have stayed in Gasconcade Co.

Posted 1/97

 Keith & Nancy Strassner


Jacob STRASSNER came from Bavaria to Gasconade County in 1858 working as a vine dresser, in 1864 he married Emma RONNEBERGER, they lived on a farm South of Herman in the Ferne Creek Valley. Over the years they had 12 children 10 of which survived to adulthood; Oswald (married Amelia Gaebler), Roland (mariied Louisa Emo), Katherina, Rosa (married Clarence MOLTER), August (married Julia Sturtz), Otto (married Hanna Bushmeyer), Amanda (married Otto RIEK), Hedwig (married John BAEKER), Ernest (married Mary Stewart), Luzi (married Conrad Petrus), Emilie (married George KUHN) and Robert.  Seeking any descendents of these lines.

Posted 1/97


Anna Mary (Maria) Strassner came from Bavaria to Gasconade County in 1858, and married Paul Schmidt on September 15, 1860, they had seven children; Josphine, Oscar, Bertha, Franz, Martha, Harry, Henrietta (married Conrad SCHWARTZ). Seeking any descendents of these lines.

Posted 1/97


Bernard came to Gasconade County from Bavaria with his 3 year old son, Jacob. In 1865 he married Mary SCHMIDT, they lived on a farm on the far northeastern corner of the county in Roark Township. He and Mary had two daughters Bertha (married to Henry J. RAPPOLD) and Barbara. Jacob married Helen STEIN, they had 5 children. Mary, Selma (married Charles PELHAM), Helda, Amanda, and Frank R. Seeking any descendents of these lines.

Posted 1/97 


Surname: HUTTON

Looking for descendants of HUTTON brothers who were in Gasconade county during the 1830-1840s. John Milton, Edward, and Amon McDonald Hutton were their names. From Gasconade Co, they went into St Clair co, MO.

Posted 1/97

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