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Andrew Klump


Andrew Klump, a native of Perry County, Missouri, was born in 1837, and is the son of Anton and Tresa Klump. He remained at home on the farm until after attaining his majority, when he married and located upon a farm seven miles east of Perryville. There he remained until 1867, when he sold his farm, and for two years was engaged in operating a sawmill.

The next five years he devoted his time to teaming between St. Marys and Perryville. In 1874 he purchased the farm of 115 acres upon which he now resides, and has since been engaged in farming and teaming.

His marriage occurred on February 5, 1859. His wife's maiden name was Maria Jane Knott. She is the daughter of Henry Knott, and was born in Perry County on December 9, 1841. Mr. and Mrs. Klump are the parents of three sons: Joseph H., born in 1861; James, born in 1864, and John, born in 1868. The family are communicants of the Catholic Church.

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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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