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Charles Thieret


Charles Thieret, a merchant and farmer at Longtown, Mo., was born in Germany in 1844. When he was about seven years of age his parents immigrated to America, and three years later located in Perry County.

He received a common school education, and was employed in farming until 1870, when he met with an accident which caused him the loss of a leg. The next year he engaged in merchandising and has since been very successful. During the Civil War he served nine months in the State Militia and is now a member of Difani Post G, G. A. R., in Perryville.

In 1868 he married Barbara Hoehn who was born in Perry County in 1851, and to them have been born eight children: Amelia (the wife of Emanuel Bergmann), Martin, Clara, August, Amalie, Bienetta, Adaline and Arabella.

Mr. Thieret is the son of Christopher Thieret, who was born in Germany in 1822. He served his time in the army, was married to Mary Lang in 1843, and lived upon his mother's farm from that time until 1851. He then came to America and after living two years in Pennsylvania and one year in Ohio he came to Perry County, Mo., and located on a farm. He served two years in the State Militia during the war, and died in 1864.

His wife was born in 1822, and died in 185. She was the mother of seven children, five of whom are living.

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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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