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"Published Record - Johann "Henry" Kollmeyer"
Subject: Johann "Henry" Kollmeyer
Name of publication: 1880 Goodspeeds History of SE Missouri, page 650.
Date published: 1880
"Transcript of the above Published Record"
Henry Kollmeyer, senior member of the firm of Kollmeyer & Neidert, blacksmiths, carriage and wagon makers, undertakers and manufacturers of farm implements at Farmington, Mo., is a native of Germany, where he was born in 1848, being the son of Henry Kollmeyer, who was born in 1810 and who is a farmer by occupation. The father immigrated to the United State in 1851 and located in St. Francois County, Mo., where he purchased a farm of 200 acres in Liberty Township, where he now resides. His wife is seventy-six years old and is the mother of four children: William, farmer; Henry; John, farmer; and Minnie, wife of Peter Mill. Henry Kollmeyer was three years old when his parents came to the United States. He was educated in the common schools, and attained his majority on the farm. At the age of twenty he commenced learning the blacksmith's trade, and afterward worked at Troy, IL, two years and at De Soto four months. He served as an apprentice two years and three months with Lang & Bro., and then worked as a journeyman for different parties until 1877 when he established a business at Mine La Motte. At the end of two years he came to Farmington and opened a blacksmith shop at that place. In 1880 he married Miss Mary Neidert, a native of Iron Mountain, Mo., born in 1852. In 1881 Adam Neidert became an equal partner, and from that date until the present the firm has been Kollmeyer & Neidert. They manufacture about sixty wagons, six buggies and fifty plows per annum. They also do general repairing and blacksmithing, etc. They also deal in coffins and are agents for the Osborn Binder and Mower. The firm of Kollmeyer & Neidert do a large and prosperous business, and are among the solid, substantial business men of Farmington. Mr. Kollmeyer is a Republican in politics, is a member of the I.O.O.F. and also member of the Lutheran Church.
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