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Gabriel Lottes


Gabriel Lottes, a retail liquor dealer of Altenburg, Mo., was born in Germany, in the Kingdom of Bavaria in 1841. He is the son of John and Kunigurda Lottes, both of whom were natives of Germany.

John Lottes was born in 1808, and was a shoemaker by trade. He died in 1853. He and wife were the parents of seven children, four of whom are living.

Gabriel Lottes landed in America on April 24, 1858. He located in Appleton, Cape Girardeau Co., Mo., and remained four years engaged in brewing, when he came to Altenburg and engaged in his present business. He has accumulated considerable wealth and owns some nice property in town.

In 1872 he was united in marriage with Ann Doenhoefer, who died leaving one child, John E. In 1878, Mr. Lottes married Mary Ludwig, by whom he has four children: Louisa, Josie, Leo and Edward.

In position Mr. Lottes endorses and supports the principles of the Republican party.

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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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