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F. E. Geohring


F. E. Goehring, of the general mercantile firm of Lueders & Goehring, Frohna, Mo., is a native of Perry County, born in 1849. His parents Gottliep and Rosa Goehring, were natives of the Kingdom of Saxony, Germany and while... immigrated to America with a colony of Germans in 1839, that settled in Perry County, Mo.

Gottliep Goehring was born in 1822, and was by trade a shoemaker and tanner. He established a tannery and shoe shop at John’s Spring near the present site of Wittenberg.

Here he was married and after several years of successful business he engaged in agricultural pursuits at which he spent the declining portion of his life, dying in 1885. His wife was born in 1825, and died in 1886. They had six children, three of whom are living.

F. E. Goehring was reared at his parents home, and after a limited course in the German School at Altenburgh, worked at various occupations in Southeast Missouri until 1868, when he commenced his commercial career by accepting a clerkship in St. Louis. He remained there some time in hardware and dry goods stores, when he was employed n 1878, by the M. C. & C. T. R. R. Company as shipping clerk and clerk in their company’s store.

He then returned to St. Louis where for about thirteen years he was engaged in the dry goods business, after which he came to Frohna, and commenced a general mercantile business under the style of Finn, Goehring and Palisup for about four years, when he became a member of the present firm, Lueders & Goehring. The firm carry a large stock of goods and their yearly business is very prosperous.

In 1871 Mr. Goehring married in St. Louis, Bertha T. Dettit, by whom he has two children.

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The Goodspeed Publishing Company compiled a series of histories of various counties in the U.S. in the late 19th century. The information in the History of Southeast Missouri, published in 1888, was provided by the contemporary residents of Perry County and her neighboring counties. The biographies are a valuable source of genealogical information, despite a few minor inaccuracies. We are glad to present the transcribed biographies here for anyone researching Perry County's history.

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