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James Grimaud


James Grimaud, a merchant of Crosstown, Mo., was born in France, on October 11, 1853. While he was yet an infant his father, Peter Grimaud, immigrated to America, and located in Perry County, where he was engaged in farming until his death some time during the war.

James Grimaud married Zoe Prost, and has a family of four children: Lizzie, Peter, Melia and Vincent.

He is the owner of 250 acres of land, and has been engaged in the mercantile business but two years. His land is in the mineral section of Perry County and bears evidences of rich lead deposits.

Mr. Grimaud is a Roman Catholic in religion and is a highly respected citizen.

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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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