Henry G. and Charles Palisch, of the general mercantile firm of Palisch & Bro. of Frohna, Mo., were born in Perry County in 1861 and 1867 respectively. They are of German-French descent, and the sons of Ernest and Julie Palisch.
Ernest Palisch was born in the Kingdom of Saxony in 1828, and came to America with the German colony that settled in Perry County at an early day. His father, Gottlieb Palisch, is still living, and a resident of the county. He is one of the few survivors of the early Teutonic colonists. Ernest Palisch died in 1876. His widow, who still survives aged forty-eight years, is the mother of seven children.: Amanda, Susan, Sarah, Henry G., Theodore, Charles, and Gottlieb.
Henry G. Palisch received his education in the common schools of the county, and worked on a farm until he was nineteen years of age, when he commenced his commercial career as a clerk in a store at Frohna. He worked in that capacity for five years, when he and his brother purchased the store in which he was employed, and have since conducted the business in a very successful manner. They are energetic and progressive young business men, and have before them a desirable future.
Charles was educated in the Southeast Missouri Normal School at Cape Girardeau. On July 15, 1887, Henry G. was united in marriage with Julia Fischer, a native of Perry County, who was born in 1864.
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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