Andrew Huber, one of Perry County’s substantial farmers, was born in 1827, in the Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany. He is a son of Andrew and Frances (Fulmer) Huber, both also natives of Baden, born in 1792 and 1799 respectively.
In 1842, Andrew Huber, St. left the fatherland and with his family came to the United States settling in Perry County, Mo., on a farm of 200 acres four miles northeast of Perryville. Here he spent the remainder of his life passing away in 1864. His wife died in 1857. They were the parents of three children: Henry (deceased), Andrew and Helen (wife of Judge Anton Hunt).
Andrew came to America with his parents and remained with then until their deaths. After his marriage in 1850 he purchased the homestead and looked after the interests of his father and mother the remainder of their lives.
In December 1850, he married Francisca Hunt, a daughter of Anton Hunt, Sr. She was born in the Grand Duchy of Baden in 1830, and came to the United States in 1839. To the union were born eight children, seven of whom are living, viz.: Helen, wife of John Hoffman, Mary, wife of Peter Hoffman, Joseph, Barbara, wife of Andrew Hoffman, Andrew Lawrence, and Emma.
Mr. Huber lost his first wife in 1873 and in 1877 was united in marriage with Mary Schorck, a daughter of Joseph Schorck. She was a native of Baden, born in 1848, and came to the United States in 1877, and died about one month after her marriage. In 1878 Mr. Huber married Francisca Ott, a half-sister of his second wife. To them has been born one child, Francisca Tresa. Mrs. Huber is also a native of the Grand Duchy of Baden, born in 1852.
Mr. Huber has been vary successful in business and has become one of the largest land owners of the county, owning over 1200 acres. He has never aspired to public office, choosing rather a quiet peaceful life in which he has devoted himself to home affairs and business.
Politically he is a Republican. During the war he served in the Enrolled State Militia, and is a member of the G. A. R. He and family are earnest members of the Catholic Church.
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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