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  Gasconade County Missouri Queries for 1998


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Nona Nunnelly

I am seeking information about a widow, Sideous COLEMAN, listed in the 1850 Gasconade census. Before 1860 she married William B. NUNNELLY in Osage Co., MO. Who was her husband, what is her maiden name, and where did they come from?

Beverly Bennett

I am researching Henry Hovey Bennett. Wife was Elizabeth Jarvis Bennett Their son Eugenus Herbert Bennett born 1864 married Sarah Hassler 1886. Eugenus is my Grandfather. I am having a time finding anything on this line of Bennett.

Tricia Schweer Eley

I would like to be put on the Gasconade County Surnames page for researching the following surnames: Schweer, Rethemeyer, Stude, AufderHeide, Fromme,Carwile, Young, Pittman, Carter, Shockley, Burgess, Brumble, Cox, Lane, Rowland, Brown,Strain, Rodgers, and Souders. As you can see from this list, my family has been around since the early days of Gasconade County.

Charles Roller

Looking for information on the origins of the McCan family of the Owensville area. Also would like to get a history of the area in the mid 1800s., line of James, Edward Clark, Charles Edward, Wilma Joan, me ;-) Looking for Owensville-area researcher who can share information on the James MCCANN and Phoebe FORBES family of the 1830's. His son, EDWARD CLARK MCCANN, and many of his descendants lived in the Owensville area. My grandfather, CHARLES EDWARD MCCANN lived in the Steelville and Cuba area and is also buried in Owensville, along with most of his siblings. Also looking for a good county history book to add to my library.

Norma Stollmeyer Maier

For the past several years I have been tracing the STOLLMEYER/LANG families who immigrated to Gasconade County. The Stollmeyer family arrived in this country November 1, 1853 via New York. I believe I have exhausted all the information I can find at the State Archives. Would you post them on the Gasconade County list of names being researched.

Barbara McClanahan

Would like to share data with anyone with connections with the MOELLING and/or STUDE families of Gasconade Co. Adolph Moelling arrived in Gasconade Co. about 1849, was married to Louisa Otto. Their son August married Minnie Stude, daughter of Henry Stude and Johanna Perizowsky. August and Minnie moved to Kansas in the 1870s.

Bud Adams

I'm working on the Kattelmann Family, some of whom are still in or near Hermann. One other name is Grebe, or Groebe. These I have just started. Johann Fredreick Wilhelm Kattelmann came to the area of First Creek (south of Hermann) in 1839. His third wife, Henriette Grebe came in 1855. I am their great grand son and searching back to Hanover, (The Kingdom) and forward to see where they all went.

David Nofsinger

I am looking for information on Thomas A. Meyer, born 1836 died 1921. He was married to Margaret Emily Hiatt 1866 in Gasconade County. She died in 1914. Both of them are burried in Swiss, Missouri. They had 8 children, Frank Meyer (b. 1868), Alice (Meyer) Ruskaup (b. 1870), Luella (Meyer) Strunk (b. 1872), Thomas Meyer (b. 1874), Anthony Meyer (b. 1876), Christ Meyer (b. 1878), Carrie (Meyer) Schaumburg (b. 1880), and Harry Meyer (b. 1888).

Dorothy Steers,

I would appreciate receiving the data on the families of Daniel LAMBERTH and Lytle LAMBERTH who are listed in the 1850 MO census index to be on pp 249 & 250 in Gasconade Co. My ancestor, William Lambirth Lambeth, Lambath, Lamberth, moved from Posey Co IN to MO soon after the 1830 census. I'd like to know if there is any connection between those 1850 MO entries and my family.

Marion Elvin Haynes


My great-great-grandfather, Eli Haynes, moved to Gasconade County from Tennessee about 1830 and on to Barry County in the 1840s. He returned to Gasconade County after his first wife's death and married Fanny Smith on July 22, 1855. They had one daughter, Eliza A. Haynes born September 2, 1956. Eli died in Barry County on March 5, 1863. I would like information about Fanny Smith and her family as well as information on Eliza A. Haynes's decendants. I understand Eliza married a Harrison and lived at Lane's Prarie, Maries County in the 1880s.

Eli and his first wife, Mary, had seven children. The first child was born in Tennessee and the others were born in Gasgonade County. I would appreciate any information on their second child, Alexander, born about 1830. Eli Haynes may be related to Luster Haynes who was also living in Gasgonade County in the 1850s. If anyone has researched this family, I would like to hear from them.

Heidi Goodsite


Looking for ancestors of my great grandmother, Margaret ELLIS who married Benjamin Franklin CRAWFORD circa 1895. Lived in Gasconade Co around Cooper Hill at one time. Some ancestors buried in NUBBIN RIDGE CEMETARY outside of Owensville. Margaret's father was JACOB DAVID ELLIS died in 1939. Brother, George ELLIS. Two sisters: Louise ELLIS CARROLL and Maggie ELLIS CRIDER (who moved to Arkansas)...Any further information about these families is appreciated...

Jacob David ELLIS was married to Jane OWEN who died in 1877 (when MY great grandmother was born...) He then married Hanna Anna NIXON. Jacob died in Franklin Co and is buried in Nubbin Ridge.



Leslie J. Hamby,

Seeking any info on Isaac Hamby and family listed in the 1860 Gasconade census. Any info greatly appreciated


John Maxwell


Looking for information on Caroline HESSELMEYER. She married Frederick (Fritz) August HAIN on December 16, 1896. They divorced between Aug, 1907 and January, 1908. Any information on her is greatly appreciated

Looking for information on a Elisha LLOYD. I believe he was in the Gasconade County area in 1907. If you have a LLOYD connection in Gasconade County I would love to hear from you.

Dottisue Gansemer

Looking for information on Edith Leona HAYES born 13 Dec 1887 in Chamois, MO. Died 15 Dec 1962 in Bland, Gasconade Co., MO.

Milton Turner Schaeffer

Would like any imformation on Julius Albert Schaeffer who lived in Hermann, the 1860's 1870's. Married in Hermann to Wilhelmena Kulman- 1857 moved to St. Louis abt. 1880-1890 died abt. 1905. Am also interested in any descendants of theirs. they had 7 children: Julius H. Schaeffer b.1858 Augusta Schaeffer b.April,1860 Theodore Schaeffer b.Feb.1862 Henry Adolph Schaeffer b.Nov.10,1863 Louisa Schaeffer b.May 1866 Amelia Schaeffer b. April 1870 Julius Albert Schaeffer b. July 1876 All born in Hermann,Mo. When moved to St. Louis, possible spelling of name to Schaefer, as shown on the 1900 census. Also possible brothers that also came from Germany: Gustav Adolph Schaeffer b.1825 Carl Friedrich Schaeffer b.1820 August Ludwig Schaeffer b. 1823 ( only link is information that he either was married in or died in Gasconade co. USA , believe it to be Mo.) Christoph Friedrich Schaeffer b.1822 Viktor Heinrich Schaeffer b.1829

Know that the above Gustav Adolph Schaeffer married Marie Charlotte Wilhelmina Ottenjahan and that they had 9 children at least one ( Matilda Louisa Henrietta Schaeffer) died in St. James, Mo.

Patsy Kehr Bocek

Kehr, Charles and Victoria and family in Roark Township,Gasconade Co 1850 census. Would like to share info with anyone else researching this family.


Pat Slaybaugh

I'm looking for information on John Luther Burchard, b. 1770 in New Castle Co., DE, and died in Gasconade Co., MO. Name of wife unknown. Moved to Gasconade Co. in the early 1800's. Children: Rebecca, George W., Samuel D., Rufus Easton, Andrew, Nathan, Marion J.


William M. Stone was born in Owens Co. Indiana in 1843 and died in Gasconade Co. Missouri in 1901. He had two children Charles and Mary. I would like any information on W.M. Stone. I am especially interested in his siblings and who he married, I believe he married a widow, Rebecca Smith.

Sheri Martelli

I am looking for any information on a Louise Eikermann born 1840 and died 1878 in Red Oak, Missouri. She was married to August Idel.I was wondering if anyone lived close enough to the Red Oak Cemetery, or the Evangelical Church there to see if there was any information on her there. I have come upon a dead end and would appreciate any help.

Cheryl Haas


I am looking for information on James Coyle who married Mary Jane Brashear (born 11 Jan 1815 in KY) on 3 Feb 1834 in Gasconade Co.,MO. Mary Jane's father, Joseph Brashear, was a Methodist minister and, since another sibling was also married in Gasconade Co (in 1833), I think he may have been pastor of a church there at that time. I know quite a bit about Mary Jane's ancestry, but I know nothing about James Coyle. If anyone has information an a Coyle family in Gasconade Co. in the 1830's I would appreciate hearing from them.


Albert john Atkins Jr.

My g.g. Grandfather was Stephen Atkins and I first found him in the 1840 census of Gasconade Co. but since his name as head of family was the only one listed but there was one boy under five and I hoped that was who I was looking for. I went to the 1850 census and there was a twelve year old boy named William, so I was sure I had the right family. This was my g Grandfather William. Stephen and his wife Rebecca were both born in TN, probably around

1815. They were in Gasconade Co. at least as early as 1837. From the book, A Directory of 20 Counties In The Missouri River Valley From Kansas City. MO To St Louis MO in the chapter on Historic Herman, page 163 it mentions that the 17 German Pioneers of the advance party of the German settlerment probably would not have made it through the winter of 1837/1838. without the help of three farmers in the region, Willis Hensley, Polly Phillips, a Widow and Stephen Atlins. Children born to Stephen and Rebecca; In Gasconade Co. Bolware Township, P.O. Bay Sarah 1837 Mary 1838 William 1839 James 1843 Thomas 1844 Eliza 1845 Martha J. 1848 Nancy 1854 Catherine 1854, With all these Females, Surely I must have a lot of Relatives still there someplace. Any information on thi family will be appreciated. Listed with this family on the 1850 census is Jane vandergriff 70 years old. Who was she? > Jane Vandergriff doesn't appear on the 1860 census but now there is a Jane Vanmeator or something like that with two children, Thomas and Rebecca. These are certainly Atkins type names. Who are these people? The last record I find of Stephen, he is alone on the Missouri State census of 1864, still in Gasconade Co. MO. William ( above ) was my g. Grandfather. He married circa 1856 a Mary Smith ?? Who was born in TN. The first child was Mary Frances 1857 John. Thomas 1859 my Grandfather James C. 1860 Eliza J. 1864 allborn in Gasconade Co. Boleware Township, P.O. Bay in Missouri. This Family moved to Kansas between 1865 and 1867 and are next found on the 1870 Census in Wyandotte Co. Kansas as a Farmer. They had several more children and I have more information on them.

Rick Ribble

Surname: MILLER

Would like information on Martin Miller. Born in France about 1803 and resided in Gasconade County from 1840 on. Would like to correspond with any descendant of this person.

Lee Lamar

Surname: HAYNES

Looking for information on Alexander Haynes, b. 1830 Gasconade Co. MO, son of Eli Haynes. Desire information as to marriage, where he lived, and where he died. Thanks. Lee L.

Sheri Martelli


I am looking for any information on the surnames POETTING and WOEMMEL in the Gasconade County area. Any information on these families during the early 1800 would be appreciated. I have information to share.

Pam Austin


I am researching the surnames of Wilson and Clement in Gasconade County in the 1840's. I would appreciate any help in searching any resources you may have available to you.

Margaret M. Self

Surname: MICHEL

I am searching for the children of Johan Jokob Michel: Maria Dorothea, Johan Ulrich, Ursula, John, Martin.

Trueman Farris

Surname: FARIS

Seeking information on George M. FARIS, who bought land in Gasconade Co. from Bureau of Land Management 1840 to 1856. Does he show up in deed books and/or tax lists involving other property in Gasconade Co.?

Martha Stanley


I am searching for my gggAunt Adeline Reed (b)1843,Gascanade,Co,Mo. she had a twin sister Eveline Reed. Adeline (m) H.Jackson Haines, May 1863,Franklin,Co,Mo. She is the dauther of Randolph Reed & Rhoda (Hollingsworth) Reed. would love to here from any relitives or anyone who has info on this family will share what I have

searching for desendants of Henry Segal Reed & Fannie Brewer. Henry born feb 11,1863.Gasconade County,Mo.died 2-17-1907. son of James Reed & Margaret (Scribner) Reed. Henry married Fannie Burnette Brewer in 1888.I have obit on Fannie she was the dauther of John and Rhoda Brewer she was born Owensville Mo.12-4-1873 death 1945. Henry and Fannie had seven Children only six were living when Fannie Died children: William Reed of Eureka Mo.Auther Reed of Sullivan Mo. Edward R. Reed of the U.S.Navy. Stella(Reed)Ficke of Gerald Mo. Clara(Reed)Clemens of San Biento Tx. Viola(Reed)?bbit of Jefferson City Mo.

Fannie had two sister at time of her death Mrs.Dora Brewer of Fredricktown. and Mrs.Hariret Hesselmeyer of Chesterfield Mo. would love to here from any sibblings or relitives will share what info I have Thank You. Martha Stanley

Searching for all the surnames listed all these Reeds are the children of Randolph Reed & Rhoda (Hollingsworth) Reed any info would be greatly appreciated. William Reed(m) Barbara Kosark,10-16-1862, Franklin,Co,Mo. James Reed(m) Margaret M,Scribner,9-28-1856, Gascanade Co,Mo. Fletcher Reed(m) Sarah Hollingsworth,6-15-1862, Gascanade, Co,Mo. Mary Reed(m) Charles F.Rutz,11-26-1858,Bruch Creek,Gascanade,Co,Mo. Martha Reed (m)Albert Kosark, 1863, Franklin,Co,Mo. Adeline Reed(m) H.Jackson Haines, May 1863, Franklin, Co,Mo Nayman Reed(m) Margaret S.Brewer, date unknown Edward Reed(m) Anna Fuchs, 10-8-1873.Franklin,Co,Mo.

Janet Y. Porter


My ancestor, Jakob Moeckli, immigrated to Swiss, MO in 1849 from Thurgau, Switzerland. His first marriage was to Elisabetha Moser and his second to Sidonia Allemann. I would like to correspond with others interested in any of these lines.

Otto K. Land


Need information on the operation and address of the Hermann Lodge No. 32, A.O.U.W. which was organized on September 1, 1886 and the Hermann Mutual Insurance Association organized in January 1860 in Hermann, Missouri as listed in the Goodspeed book "History of Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Crawford & Gasconade Counties" on page 671 or if you have knowledge of the person named John LAND which drowned on June 22, 1886. Otto K. Land, 2950 Cashew Court, Fairfield, CA 94533-1473 or e-mail at


Darla (King/Koenig) Chambers

Surnames: KOENIG, KING

My grandparents, Heinrich Koenig and Meta (Bock) Koenig owned a general store (as I've been told) in Bland, MO. This was prior to 1900. Would like to know the location of the store and if in fact, they had a gen' l store there. My father, Louis Walter King was born in Bland as was an aunt, Margaretha (Koenig/King) Mannering. Heinrich and Meta had several children and I am pretty sure all were born in Bland. Would appreciate any information you have regarding the location of the gen'l store.Also due to the Gasconade County web page, I've been able to located two 2nd cousins on the Bock side of the family. I am told there are quite a few Bocks in Gasconade County that I may be related to. Heinrich and Meta moved to central Oklahoma approximately 1900. Grandfather changed the family name to King. Both Heinrich and Meta are buried at Castle, OK.

Sue Harris


Abner SAUNDERS m Polly GILBERT in 1828, Franklin Co., VA. They went to Gasconade Co. between 1831-40, and were neighbors to Matthew AGEE, Jr. & wife Polly Coats, also from Franklin Co. Will of Matthew's father, Matthew, Sr. (wife Mary LIGON), 1823, Franklin Co., left a cow to Polly Gilbert. Bondsman for Abner & Polly was Joseph WRIGHT, who m Judith AGEE, d/o Matthew AGEE, Sr., 1824, Franklin Co. Was there a relationship between AGEE & LIGON families and GILBERT family? When Osage formed, Agees & Saunders lived there. Matthew Agee, Jr. d 1857, Osage. Abner Saunders seems to have owned no land in Gasconade/Osage, and last record I have is he signed a petition Nov. 1843, Osage. His four children lived with probable grandmother, Betsy Gilbert, age 75, in Osage Co. 1850.Have found no probate records for Abner, Polly, Betsy, in Gasconade or Osage. Need help with possible relationship between AGEE, LIGON, GILBERT, SAUNDERS families. Many thanks!


Norma Culbertson


My great great grandfather came from Scotland in the 1700s. his name was Isaac Ammerman, he settled in St.Charles Mo. (Gasconade CO.) Married Jenny Jane Johnston in 1700s. my great grandfather was Sanford Ammerman. He was #6 of 11 children.Don't krow any other names of children. He was born Aug.12,1815. He then married Susan Aubury. He died Sept 12,1883. They had 1 son , he was my grandfather, Josephus Sanford Ammerman. Susan Aubury Ammerman died when Josephus was 3 yrs. old He was born July 3,1842. In Gasconade Co. His father then went to Bolivar Mo. Polk, Co. His father Sanford then remarried to Rebecca Ramsey. they had more children. Don't know who they are. Then my grandfather Josephus married Elizabeth J. Peters in July 9, 1863. They had 7 children that i don't know names.She died in1887, and is buried in Bolivar Mo. After death of Elizabeth Josephus married Louisia Jane Mounce,at Buffalo Mo. Dallas Co. on Oct.15,1889. She is my grandmother and she was born in llinois on Mar.4,1873. She died Jan 20,1954. She had 1 daughter, Lucy Artilda (Hannah) Mounce. then Josephus and Louisia had 3 children #1 James Ballard #2 Robert Todd Lincoln and my mother Augusta Alberta Bliss.Josephus was in the Civil War. He was in co.A. 8. Re gt.M.S.M. calvary.He worked and retired railroad. He died in1922. Augusta was born Aug 2,1907 in Bolivar Mo. Died on Sept.20,1987. She was married to Willard Thomas Wrinkle on Dec.24,1930. He was born Jan.13,1910 in Halfway Mo. He died on Mar.9,1997.This is my parents. They had 7 children #1 Beryl Gene #2 Dixie Lou Payne #3 Jackie Howard #4 Shirley Ann Church #5 Norma Lea Culbertson #6 Sharron Kay Bradley #7 Willard Thomas Jr. If anyone has info. on some one in these families please contact me. I have more info. i"ll be very happy to share.

Fran Schuler
ABEL BENTON was born in Gasconade, MO 31 Jan 1812. He married RHODA RACHEL GOODWIN in Crawford Co. MO in 1831. They had 11 children while living in Barry Co. MO before moving to Red River Co. TX where Abel died in 1869. I would like to know about his parents. I would love to share info with anyone who knows about this family. Thank You, Fran Schuler

Carolyn M. Getting

Surname: BILES

Seeking information on where I would find marriage information on Gasconade Co., MO. I have found my 2nd GGF on the 1850 Census in Gasconade, living

with his brother, probably, John J. Biles and wife Cintha. William J. Biles is my 2nd GGF name and his wife was Rebecca. Another possible

brother was a Robert Biles and wife, Malinda. I've followed my 2nd GGF through to 1870 in Canaan Township, Gasconade Co., MO. Between 1875 and

1879 they migrated to Texas and I pick them up there in the 1880 Bell Co.,TX census.


Linda Cox Smith

Surname: COX

My great-grandfather, Andrew Cox, and his brother, Joshua, were both born somewhere in Missouri and had lived in GASCONADE County at one time. They moved from there to Newton County where they lived the rest of their lives. This would have been toward the end of the last century. I am searching for their parents' names and any other information I can find on them. They may have been born in Gasconade County, but I don't know for sure. Any information or tips to aid my search will be greatly appreciated


Jim Frankie Meyer

Surname: PERKINS

I am seeking information on the family of Levi Perkins and his wife Mary "Polly". They lived in Gasconade County in 1840 and by 1860 were in Osage County. Possible children were Lucretia, Mahala, Nathaniel, George, Sarah, Caroline, John, Levi, and Franklin.


Kathie MacGregor Donahue,


Joanna POINTER (1842-1881) married Elias Tillford SPURGEON in 1864. She was the daughter of Thomas POINTER who married Nancy Ann GILMORE in Gasconade County in 1837. Thomas' parents were George POINTER and Joanna TACKETT. I have more details. Would like to correspond with anyone having links to any of these




I am doing research on my ggrandmother and ggrandfather Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Qwen.I know very little about them as my mother died when I was born and I was never was around where I could hear stories about them. Just now as I am older am I finding out about that generation. I have the newspaper clipping of his obituary that came out in the Carthage Press. It tell about him making the land run to 1889 and that before he left he was engaged to my GGrandmother who later joined him in Ok. and they were married. It gave her name as a Miss Rosalea Luster, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Wiley Luster of Owensville, Missouri.That would have been in 1888 or 1889. Could you tell where I might look to find any info on her or her parents. Being a Dr. I thought there might be some info on him. Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

Kathy Garcia


I have a marriage of a Henry REEVES and Eliza FANNON which took place in Gasconade Co MO in 1865. There were other FANNON marrigaes as well a Rebecca FANNON to James H. COLLIER. Susan Fannnon to M. W. COLLIER and William FANNON to Anna WILLIAMSON. Does anyone if all of these FANNONS are related and how? Are they all the children of John FANNON. He was in Phelps Co MO in 1870. Henry REEVES was from AR. He and Eliza had by the 1870 Phelps co cenus Roda V. age 3, and Sarah E. age 1. Roda is living with her grandparents on the 1880 census. I lose her parents and sister. This group seems to have connections to the SKYLES, GOODNIGHT and MELTON families. Can anyone help with any information?


Surname: IDEL

I am looking for a Philip Idel brother of August Idel. I believe Philip lived in Rosebud according to my great Aunt. August was born in 1842 in Lippe-Detmold, Germany. I am also looking for a Herman Heinrich Koppelmann married to a Caroline Birkman. When Herman died Caroline married a Henry Kampschroeder. Any kind of information on Herman would be appreciated.


Janet Hankins

Surname: GRAY

Looking for the final resting place of my great uncle Ralph L.GRAY. Ralph was married to Iva ? , apparently in the state of Missouri. Only information I have is that his foster parents were supposedly the founders of the Red Wing Shoe Stores from St. Louis. Ralph was born William Rex HAMRICK...........July 1896 in Arkansas. The only link I have found to him is a letter that his wife Iva had written to my mother many years ago which is postmarked from Owensville, Missouri. According to a cousin.........she remembers back in the 40's he worked at a shoe factory near Owensville. Does anyone have a connection or notice anything familiar?

Mike Weber

Surname: HENSLEY

I am hunting any information concerning John Hensley or his family.John Hensley was born in 1821 somewhere in Missouri. He died in Gasconade County in Februaury of 1859. It is believed his father's name was William, his wife's name was Margaret and two of his children was Amanda and Ervin. It is not known what county he actually resided in however, if his daughter was Amanda, she married David Wilkerson of Pulaski County. I am looking for any information concerning my gggggrandfather John Hensley, born 1821 in Missouri, and died February 1859 in Gasconade County. He married Margaret ? on 12-17-1847. One of their children was Amanda Linda Hensley, born 12-24-1856.

March Queries

Kent Fox



Alexander Hill was born in Missouri Territory in 1818 and married Loucinda Edmister (various spellings) in Gasconade Co on July 21, 1839. The marriage record is signed by the J.P. of Morris? township. A year after they married, Alexander and Loucinda were living with their first child, Darcus, in Pulaski Co, MO. By 1850 the family had moved to Dallas Co, MO.I am interested in learning who Alexander Hill's pioneering parents were and whether or not Alexander was born in Gasconade County. Although Loucinda Edmister may have been born in Tennessee, I am interested in learning her parents and the date they moved to MO.

Yvonne Calvin




Looking for information on Hedgeman JENKINS who appears on the 1840, 1850 and 1860 Gasconade County Census. Hedgeman JENKINS was born abt. 1795 in VA and married Nancy Hensley in 1814 in Culpepper County, VA. Their first son, Fielding, was born abt. 1815 in VA. They move to KY within the year and had 6 more children: Benjamin "Franklin" b. abt. 1820, Elizabeth born abt. 1827, Eliza born abt. 1829, Andrew Jackson (my g.g.g.grandfather) born abt. 1834, Christiana born abt. 1835 and Dudley P. born abt. 1837.


On February 2, 1840, Franklin marries Sophronia Matthews and they live in Bouvboir Twp of Gasconade Co. Fielding had married, probably in KY because their first 2 children were born in KY. In 1840 they had 2 boys and 1 girl, lived in Bolware Twp in Gasconade Co. Hedgeman and wife plus the rest of the children are still living in Gasconade Co. also in Bolware Co.


By 1850 Hedgeman's wife, Nancy, has disappeared off of the census. He and Fielding are still in Gasconade, but Franklin has moved to Calloway Co. 1860 Hedgman is living with Andrew Jackson JENKINS, but disappears by 1870.


Any information on these families would be appreciated.


Sheryl McWilliams Krieger




Horton McWilliams lived in Gasonade County as of the 1850 census. He married a woman named Judith. I am looking for any relatives of this couple. They had several children EMILINE, MARY, ANDREW, ARTUSSA, THEODORE, FANNIE, GEORGE, CAROLINE, MELISSA, JOHN, ELLEN, WILLIAM, JOSEPH, MELVINA. Joseph McWilliams was my great-grandfather. I know that at least Theodore & William married

Marylou O Denyer



Looking for details on my g grandfather, William Riley Reynolds born in Gasconade county, I think, in 1955. He may be the Wm. Riley who died in 1939 and is buried in Oak Forest

Cemetery in Bourbois Township. He married Nancy Jane Huffman on 22 Feb 1878 in Gasconade county. Nancy was born 22 Feb 1861 in MO, but unknown exact place. They had six children, Lucille, Nora, Rose, Mary (my grandmother), Gus and Laura. (I'm not sure of the order)


There is a lot I don't know about this man. He does not appear on the 1880, 1900 or 1910 soundexes although all of his children were born in MO.


Family information says his parents are Joseph Reynolds and Nancy Vaughan. They could be the ones who are in the 1870 and 1880 censuses, but the ages are not what I want them to be. If any of this sounds familiar to you, please let me know. I will be most grateful. I've been looking for him for a long time.


John Polhemus


 From the 1850 Census for Hermann, page 141:

Mechior Hankey ae 41 born Saxony

Christiana Hankey ae 33 born Prussia

Hannah Glasner ae 63 born Prussia

Christiana's maiden name was Glasner (Gleissner). I seek the ancestry ofChristiana and Hannah. Also of Me(l)chior Hankey (Heinke). a later census shows Melchior to have been born in Saxe-altenburg. Thank you for any assistance,


Sandra Delaney




Seek information on this family in Gasconade and Franklin Cos, MO, especially links back to Madison Co, KY, and Loudoun Co, VA. Given names include: Benjamin (ca 1768-1851); wife, Rebecca Cooke; children - Leonard, Osias, James, Ann, Rebecca; brother, Hewins "Hugh" (ca 1769-?). Will share information.


P. J. Fowler




Searching for the name KERLEE that was spelled KERLEY until the mid 1800s. James Decatur KERLEY B.10Feb1855 (Missouri) D.1918 (Darby, Montana) married (10JUN1877) to Mary Sally HIBLER B.19May1856 D.18May1942. James is the one who changed the Kerley name to Kerlee (the family legend is he wanted it to sound more "elegant French" and that is why it was changed. But as far as I know, the some of the other lines kept it Kerley. James was my great-great-grandfather. I would be interested in hearing from you to see if our lines may cross. I know that James and Mary moved from Missouri to Bitterroot, Montana in 1885. Some other surnames I am researching in my family are: HIBLER, MUSICK, SHEPHERD, FITZGERALD, VAUGHAN, MURPHY, KINKEADE, LEACH, JOHNSTON, LEWIS, TERRELL, WALPOLE, WISEMAN. If you have any information about some of these or if they look familiar, let me know and I can send you a more specific list of names for those surnames. The tracking thus far is Ireland,Scotland,England to America: Pennsylvania, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Montana, California and North Carolina. I am willing to also share what I have if anyone out there sees a surname they are looking for. Thanks


Surname: ROBERTS

Searching for the Roberts family living in or around Rosebud, MO. in the 1840's and 1850's

February Queries 

Carolyn M. Getting

Surname: BILES

I am looking for information on the BILES Family of Gasconade Co., MO. It would appear from Census records that there were three brothers, John J. BILES b ca 1819 TN, 1st wife Cintha, 2nd wife Mary Ann. John J. BILES may have died in the Civil War. Robert BILES b ca 1825 TN, wife Malinda and the third brother William J. BILES b ca 1826 TN and wife Rebecca. William J. BILES and family left MO sometime between 1873 and 1878 and settled in Bell Co., TX. William J. BILES and wife Rebecca had 14 children, one was Sarah Maye BYLES who married Jasper Walter Knight in Bell Co., TX in 1883. Sarah was born ca 1865 in MO. Would like to make contact with others researching this family. Thank you.

Linda Bock

Surname: BOCK

Seeking info on: Ferdinand Gustav Bock b. April 17, 1825 Germany d. Aug. 9, 1903 in Woolam, Mo. buried at Zoar Cem. married Maria Wilheminn Heidbreeder b. Dec. 1, 1835 Germany. came to USA between 1855 and 1860 after Ferd died, Maria(Mary) went to live with one of her sons, Gustav Fritz Bock, in Mt Sterling .She died Dec. 28, 1912 and was buried at Zoar Cem. Next to Ferd.


Frank Henry Bock b. 1873 married Bertha Sahr (Sayre) and Elizabeth P. Tilly

Ferdinand Gustav Jr Bock b. 1875 m. Dora Rueter

Gustav Fritz Bock b. 1875 m. Emile Biele

Henry Albert Bock b. 1863 m. Carolyn Schrieman

August John Bock b. 1879

Albert John Bock b. 1867 m. Anna Stiegemeyer

Herman Bock b. 1865 m. Christine Schreiman

Martha Anna Bock b. m. Henry Hoener, and Frank McCulley

Maria Louise Bock b. 1861 m. Frederick Fritz Sassman

Emelia Anna Bock b. 1859 m. John Henry Otto Hartwig

Sofia Bock b. 1871 d, 1872

Ferdinand had a brother, Gustav Frank Bock b. 1842 m. Augusta Kurshel ,and two unnamed sisters, possibly married to Kurshel . Any info on this family would be appreciated. Linda

Franklin D. Bock

Surname: BOCK

I am looking for the ancestors of my great-grandfather, Gustav(e) Bock who came to the Woolam, MO area from Libenze Pimmer (or Pommern), Germany in 1856. He married Margareth Gerkin (or Gierkin) and they were buried in Owensville, MO between 1911 and 1913. My grandfather, Henry Gustav was born in Woolam in 1868 and had two brothers: Herman and Fred, and 6 sisters: Mary (Paap), Augusta (Paap), Katie (Anderson), Christin (Buschmann), Meta (Koenig), and Margareth (Dieckgraeffe). I have visited the courthouse in Herman and several cemetaries around Owensville, but have not been able to go farther back in my family history.

Kenneth Bradshaw


Looking for Samuel Bradshaw was in 1840 census Gasconade co, MO May have came to MO, between 1830-1840 from TN, may have moved to Green co, MO, before 1850 died Green co, MO, abt. 1859 Does anyone have any information Would appreciate any Information thank you Kenneth Bradshaw

Fred Lager


I am interested in any information on any of the above families. My great grandfather was John Reed Crider. He was born in 1869 in Gasconade Co. His parents were Joseph Clinton Crider and Ann Eliza Hendrix. His paternal grandparents were Joseph 'Big Joe' Clinton Crider and Priscilla Reed. His maternal grandparents were Samuel Hendrix and Mary Polly Durbin. John Reed Crider m.) Lucretia Terrill the dau of Jackson Terrill and Eliza Catherine Mooreland. Any help specifically on these individuals or associated relatives would be most appreciated.

Karen Thomas


Looking for info on my ggggrandparents. Joseph C. DIEBOLD b. 10/04/1832 in Pennsylvania married Sophie S. (KEYSER?) in 1851 Hermann, MO. (Sophie b. 3/09/1830 in Prussia). Their first daughter b. 9/11/1852. Joseph went out west to CA with friend Nimrod FOSTER (Nimrod would later marry Joseph's daughter). Joseph sent for Sophie and Daughter in 1857. Does anyone see any connections? I have nothing more on DIEBOLD, KEYSER, or FOSTER. I do know they lived in Hermann MO for a time @1840-1860. Any help would be appreciated.

Lee Hardies


My grandfather, Christian Eikermann was born near Canaan in 1882. His parents were Friedrich Gottlieb Eikermann and Friedrike Bernhoff Eikermann. His mother died when he was very young, and he was adopted by a German family named Hardies. This Hardies family lived, I believe, either in Gasconade County or in Chicago. Any information about Friedrike Eikermann, the Bernhoff family, or the Hardies family in Gasconade County would be appreciated.

Blaine Fisher

Surname: FISHER

Looking for information on the Fisher Families living in this county on or before 1850. I am trying to put my Fisher family all together as well as the rest of Mo Fishers


Surnames: HOBACK, POE

My gggrandfather was Peter Hoback m. Margaret Rich(k)ey, their son (my ggrandfather) James M Hoback m. Ludice Poe 6-19-1831 in Gasconade Co., Mo.this is as far back as I have. If anyone has info on this family would like to hear from you.

Sheri Martelli


I am looking for any information on a Phillip Idel. He came to the U.S. from Lippe-Detmold, Germany in the 1860's with his brother August. I am told that Phillip lived in Rosebud. I am also looking for a Herman Heinrich Koppelmann who was married to a Caroline Birkman in 1866. They came from Hanover, Germany. I believe Herman lived in Gasconade.Thanks

Lydia Edwards

Surname: FRASURE

I am interested in finding descendants of Robert Frasure who took his land grant after 1806 in Franklin/Gasconade Counties. And any other information on him. Thank you so very much for offering to post a notice. I dont know exactly where it was except I am informed it was on the Gasconade River and was the land grant given by Thomas Jefferson for his service to Lewis and Clark. The land possibly could be in what is now Franklin County also. Since as you say, this is pre-county formation. I am a member of the Idaho Governor's Advisory on the Lewis and Clark Trail and we are researching its members. Also my family legend is that I am related to him through the Frasure family of Kentucky. So I have a dual purpose. Thanks again for your assistance. I am anxious to find out about any family descendants in your area. Robert Frasure was literate and drew maps and kept a journal although we have not yet found his journal. Lydia Justice Edwards Idaho State Treasurer Boise, Idaho



Looking for family relation to Sarah C. Lacy born 11/9/1867 died 12/27/51. She was born in Bland, Missouri. She married Joseph L.McWilliams in Redbird, MO. Her parents were Richard Lacy and Jane (nee Lucas) Lacy.

Horton McWilliams lived in Gasonade County as of the 1850 census. He married a woman named Judith. I am looking for any relatives of this couple. They had several children EMILINE, MARY, ANDREW, ARTUSSA, THEODORE, FANNIE, GEORGE, CAROLINE, MELISSA, JOHN, ELLEN, WILLIAM, JOSEPH, MELVINA. Joseph McWilliams was my great-grandfather. I know that at least Theodore & William married.

Jim Frankie Meyer


I am researching the family history of my ancestors, Levi Perkins and his wife Polly. Levi was born around 1790 in Tennessee, and Mary "Polly" was from Tennessee. They moved to Gasconade County. By 1850 they were recorded on the census in Osage County (which formed partly from Gasconade). They had a daughter named Sarah who married William Quick. Other children were Mahala, Nathaniel, George, Caroline, John, Levi, and Franklin J. Possibly another daughter named Lucretia, who married George Washington Stricklin. I am wanting more information on Levi and Polly.

Mike Demoss, Lucy


I am doing research on my ggrandmother and ggrandfather Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Owen.I know very little about them as my mother died when I was born and I was never was around where I could hear stories about them. Just now as I am older am I finding out about that generation. I have the newspaper clipping of his obituary that came out in the Carthage Press. It tell about him making the land run to 1889 and that before he left he was engaged to my GGrandmother who later joined him in Ok. and they were married. It gave her name as a Miss Rosalea Luster, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Wiley Luster of Owensville, Missouri.That would have been in 1888 or 1889. Could you tell where I might look to find any info on her or her parents. Being a Dr. I thought there might be some info on him. Any help would be greatfully appreciated.

Rellen Owen


Seeking information on Joshua OWEN and related family members. Between 1824 and 1832 Johua OWEN and his wife Sarah H BUTCHER came to Gasconade County, MO from TN with at least one child (William Hamilton OWEN b; October 13, 1824, Calhoune, McMinn Co., TN). During their stay in the county they had at least 4 children. James B OWEN b; abt 1832, Gasconade Co., Andrew J OWEN b; abt 1833, Gasconade Co., Manering B OWEN b; abt 1835, Gasconade Co., and Sarah A OWEN b; July 24, 1840, Gasconade Co..It appears that James B Owen left Gasconade County, MO for Camden Co., MO in 1841.Since he would have been 9 years old, I am assuming the whole family moved. Then to Dade Co., MO in 1843, To Hickory County, MO in 1848, to Cooper Co., MO in 1860 and then to St Clair Co. MO in 1869. Am willing to share information. The Owen family has extensive roots in Missouri and I am most anxious to make family connections. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help.

Lucille Smith

Surnames: POINTER

I found wills at Gasconade Co., Mo for William, George, and Joseph Pointer. Seems there are three Joseph Pointers. One married to Alse, one to Patience, and one to Susannah. The wills are abstracted below.

Children named in WILLIAM POINTER'S will are as follows: Daughters Sarah,Hannah, Jane and Nancy. Jane and Nancy are minors. Wife named Sarah. Sons named George, John, & Joseph. David Edwards and Joseph Pointer are Executors. Will dated Oct 27, 1820. Presented to court Jan 16, 1821. Recorded April 16, 1821.

Lucille's notes JANE POINTER married William Jarvis--my g-g-g- grandparents through their son Samuel Jarvis, Samuel's daughter, Amanda Jarvis married John A. Leach of Cooper Hill, Mo Children named in JOSEPH POINTER'S will are as follows: Sons William, Richard, Perre, James, & Isom. Daughters Lusa and Polly. One unborn child--if son shares with Isom. Wife is Alse Pointer. Administrator is John Poynter. Will dated Jan 22, 1822. Recorded Mar 1, 1822.

The will of GEORGE POINTER does not name his children. His wife is Joanna. There is a negro girl named Doll mentioned. Witnessed by Fredrick Barbrick & Leonard Reed. Will dated Oct 3, 1823. Recorded Oct 28, 1823.

BUT, in a Gasconade Co., Mo deed James Poynter, Thomas Poynter, Thomas & Sally Owens, William Poynter, Elizabeth Poynter, Jonah Poynter, and Amy & James Jett or named as heirs of Jonah Poynter in the sale of all their rights, title, and interest in the slave Doll, and her two children, to William Kerley.

Melva R. Lewis

Surname: RENNE

My great grandfather,Heinrich Renne, born 1812 in Haustenbeck, Lippe Detmold, Germany, is believed to have had an older brother who came to the Hermann area around 1850. I have research from the Detmold archieves that takes the family back to before 1700 when they came into Germany with a group of French Huegenots (from Rennes?).

Mary Teig


I found out my ggggrandfather HIRAM ROBERSON m ELIZABETH COYLE 1826 in Gasconade and have sent for there marrage record. what I dont know is if there children were born there also. if any one knows there names are gggrandfather.JAMES ROBERSON ca 1828 b MO. #2. Lavinia ROBERSON b ca 1833 ? #3.Henry ROBERSON ca 1836 ? #4. TABITHA ROBERSON ca 1838 ? #5. JOEL P.ROBERSON b ca 1835 ??. My gggrandfather JAMES ROBERSON m MINNIE JANE HODGES in ca 1847 she was b 10 29 1833 in TN d 11- 1903 TX???they had 8 children I know names and b but do not know where they were born.

Connie McEntire

Surname: SCOTT

Thomas Hartford Scott b;July 23 1813 m; Mary Shirley Jan 1, 1833 her b;Nov. 3, 1816. I have them on a Gasconade co. 1840 Census with two Daughters under age 5. Then I have them buying a Family Bible in Farmington, Missouri. After that they turn up in Rusk Co. Tx. At a brick wall please help with their ansestors.

January Queries

T. Carroll

Surname: CARROLL

I am a decendent of George W. Carroll, according to the 1850 census, he and his family lived in the Canaan township.Please let me know if you have any information on him or his family.

Ronald Gretz


I am trying to locate any information on a Gasconade couple in my ancestry.

Green C Terry was born around 1810 in MO. Elizabeth Childers was born around 1816 in KY. They were married on 8 Jan 1834 in Gasconade Co, MO; and had at least one daughter Lucinda. They show up in the 1850 census in Franklin Co, MO.I cannot seem to find any other information regarding this couple. Would you by chance be able to check your Gasconade records and see if you can locate any additional information about them for me.

Lloyd Ellis

Surnames: ELLIS

I am Lloyd Ellis and live in Cabool MO (Texas County). I am researching my family history, and believe my ancestors lived/born in Gasconade County in the 1820-1830's. My grandfather was Samuel Esty Ellis b. 1891 d. 1938 in Wright County. His Father was Samuel George Ellis, b ??? d. 1893 in Wright county. I am having problems connecting Samuel George, to my other known relatives but I did find William Benjamin(Buck) Ellis who was born in Gasconade County Sept 11, 1825. I believe this Wm Benjamin is either Samuel George Ellis' brother, or, Benjamin Ellis(Wm Benjamin's father) may be Samuel George Ellis brother. At any rate, I would be interested if you have any reference to Samuel George Ellis in the Gasconade County birth records in abt 1820 thru 1840. Samuel Esty (Samuel George's son) had the following brothers and sisters. Henry, Malcena, Tennesy,Eunice,Dosh, Virgil Roy, and Samuel Esty. (Esty was the youngest child of Samuel George Ellis and Amanda Adeline (Hargis) Ellis. I realize this is a bit of a long shot, but would appreciate any info you might have. If my hunch is correct, Wm Benjamin Ellis and Samuel George Ellis are probably brothers. I did find a Riley(Doc) Ellis that I confirmed as Wm Benjamin Ellis' brother. Thanks for any help you can give on the Ellis Family of Gasconade County.


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 cesus. 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.

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.

George E. Lem

Surname: ESTES

Are there any marriage records for persons names ESTES in your early records. They came to Gasconade before 1820. Any help will be appreciated.



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

John Maxwell




I would like to tell you that the ROSE family has there family reunion on the second Sunday of June every year in Rosebud, MO. I also noticed that the surname for ROSE isnt on your list. I would like to have it added. I would also like to add my webpage for the following surnames in Gasconade County: Hollingsworth, Hollandsworth, Rose, Schonhoff, Hoerath, Reed, McDaniel, and Hain. (Full Web Page) (GEDCOM File)


Ross Erin Henson


I have been doing research on the old frene valley nursing home property to

find out as much information as possible. I have had OJ Mundwiller look up as much information as he has had on hand.

I have found out the the following people have had deed to the property since 1948.


Schramm Family 1848

Grazmann Family 18??

Leonard Schramm 18??

John Micheal Voigt Family 1861

Thelka Groben 1894

Peter Danuser 1899-1909

Gasconade County 1909-1954

Max and Robert Lloyd 1954-1962

Robert and Norma Lloyd 1962-1994

Ross and Cathy Henson 1994- Present


Can you look up any information on these deed holders? 

Charlie Cowling




I seek information on the Friedrichs family. Friedrich Friedrichs, a bricklayer or mason by trade, & wife Louise emigrated from Germany ca1890 to a farm in Gasconade County They both were living in Owensville or its vicinity at the time of their deaths, 1928 for Friedrich & 1912 for Louise. My grandmother Alice, their daughter, was born in Beaufort

11/25/1892. My father grew up in southern Illinois & visited the Friedrichs often as a boy. He remembers that his uncle Fritz was a farm implement dealer & then ran a soda pop factory, & died ca1935. Fritz had a brother Henry, something of an artist. Fritz married someone named Lydia and had two daughters; Mildred & Leona. Leona died and Mildred

married & moved to Colorado Springs where her blind daughter could attend a special school.

Thank you for your help!


Peggy Hamlett


Surname: HAMLETT


Seek information about A. Hamlet, living in Gasconade co. in 1850. Township was listed as Buroise, spelled differently now, could have been typo's. Also seek information about J.C. Hamlet township just says 4th ward. Could anyone look these names up for me and tell me the place of birth? Thank you!

Lynda Monning 


Surname: MONNING


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

Martha Stanley




I am searching for information on my gggrand parents JAMES REED,& MARGERETT (Serivner) REED, They had three sons Mack, Henry, & Augusta also had three dauthers Ellen, Jannie, & Louisia. according to Macks death certificate his father James Reed was born in Gasconade County, his mother Margerett Serivner was born in Virgina if anyone knows of this family or the names of James & Margerett parents or sibbling of the children . Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You Martha Stanley

Debra D. Held




I am searching for information about Joshua ROBERTS, b Abt 1820, Cincinnati OH & wife, Ellender ODOM ROBERTS, b 17 Nov 1830 AL, dau of Jacob ODOM and Elizabeth WARREN. Joshua & Ellender had 11 children, all or most born near the Bourboise River (probably in Gasconade County): Elizabeth, b 31 Jan 1855, Hannah b 5 Oct 1857, Harry b 5 Oct 1857, Robert B b 26 Mar 1859 (married to Katie PELLOM in St Louis City 1881), William b 5 Feb 1863, Minnie (married name: MARONEY), Susie (married name: REYNOLDS), John and 3

unknown children.


Joshua was a Confederate soldier during the Civil War and died of his injuries at home on 10 Dec 1863. I am having a hard time placing this family's home during the 1850's and 1860's. Any info is welcome.



Frank Vatterott


I am requesting a query for William Rudolph, who lived in the Owensville area in the 1870s to 1900.


Diane Ryder



Am searching for descendants of and any information on James Andrew JACKSON of Red Bird, who m. Victoria ELLIS in 1871. Was a farmer whose house had five chimneys. Children were Arthur, who served as superintendent of Hermann Schools in the 1940s-50s; Samuel, who was a farmer near Owensville (wife Etta); and Jessie, b. 1881, who married George LICKLIDER of Jakes Prairie. Thank you!

James V Dlask


Surname: SATERA


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

Angela Clark



I am reseraching John Murphy and Mary Ann Shaw who were married in Gasconde county July 1834. I would love to share and exchange information!


Gene Heidler




Have found record of marriage of this lady with name given as cynthia ann shoemaker, married one william henson in gasconade county, mo. can not find reference of where she is burried, she died after the birth of twin girls in june of 1868. in one census before she was married she was listed with a george stein, she was born in ky. confused why she used the name stein in census, and use the maiden name shoemaker on her marriage license. maybe her mother had remarried. there is a cynthia ann shoemaker born in ky. the same time as her. her parents names were price allen shoemaker, her mothers name was elizabeth. they had died when she was very young. would appreciate any help.

Kristin Spielmann




Looking for info on my great-grand parents (George and Louise Spielmann and my grandfather ( John Spielmann), who settled in Hermann, MO. in the early 1900's. I went to a family reunion a couple of years ago in Hermann, and would like to find out more about my history in Hermann. Also, we discovered my great aunt (my grand-mother's sister)in Hermann, her married name is Bohl...maiden...Etris. My grandmothers maiden name is Etris (Oettris? German sp.) My grandfather (John Spielmann) met my grand-mother Pearl Etris in Hermann, MO. Looking for relatives of any of the above surnames.



Teresa Jones


Surname: STARKEY


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.


Ron Gretz


Surname: Terry


I am searching for any information regarding the family of Green C. Terry. Green C Terry was born around 1910 in MO. On 8 Jan 1834, he married Elizabeth F (last name unknown) in Gasconade Co. At the time of the 1850 Census, the family is found in Franklin Co MO with the following children:

William, Spicey, Sarah, Benjamin, Henry, Lucinda & Flavius. By 1856, Green C Terry is found practicing law as a court justice in Gasconade Co MO.


Any information regarding this family is appreciated.





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