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Joseph F. Huber


Joseph F. Huber (deceased), was born in the Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany in 1845, and was a son of Joseph and Lizzie (Huber) Huber. Joseph Huber, Sr. who is a baker by trade, was born in Baden, Germany in 1806 and came to the United States in 1874, and located in Perryville, where he is still living.

Joseph F. came to the United States in 1862 after which he worked in Williamsburg, N. Y. for about two years. In 1865 he came to Perryville, Mo., and was employed by George Koch to work in a brewery. In 1868, he located on a farm, and was engaged in agricultural pursuits until 1876, when he removed to Perryville and became proprietor of Hooss Hotel, in connection with which he ran a retail liquor store.

He was previously married in April 18, 1870 to Barbara Hooss, a daughter of Henry and Barbara (Fath) Hooss. She was born in the "White House", now Hooss Hotel in 1847. To their union were born six children: William, Henry, Thomas, Anton, Louis, Rudolph, Mary Louise, Nicholas, Anton and Annie Laura.

Since Mr. Huberís death, on December 8, 1886, Mrs. Huber has managed the hotel in a very able manner, displaying a business capacity equal to that possessed by many men. She is an estimable lady, and is a member of the Lutheran Church. Her husband was a Catholic as are also her 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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