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Reverend A. G. Grimm


Rev. A. G. Grimm, pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Altenburgh, was born in Martinsville, Niagara Co., N. Y. and is the son of John and Hrike? Grimm, both natives of Prussia. They are the parents of seven chldren who are living. At present John Grimm is a teacher in the Lutheran Schools of Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Rev. A. G. Grimm is his fourth child, and the only son living. He was educated in theology in Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and was ordained a minister in the Lutheran Church in 1878, at Vandalla, Audrain Co., Mo. He was located at Vandalla two years, after which he was called to Washington, Mo. where he remained eight years coming to Altenburgh in December 1887.

In October 1879 he was united in marriage with Mary Knoll, and to them have been born two children: Paul and Nellie.

Rev. Grimmís congregation consists of 140 voting members and 425 communicants. They have a prosperous school of 150 pupils and three teachers.

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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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