Daviess County, Missouri Genealogy Trails
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ENOS FITTERER; Enos Fitterer was born in Baden, Germany, July 28, 1835, and lived in native land until 1846, when his parents emigrated to America. They settled on a farm in Butler County, Ohio, and there the subject of this sketch grew to manhood. In 1856 he went to Hamilton, Ohio, to learn a baker's trade with Messrs. Nutts & Sivers, remained with them some months, and then located in Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, where he established himself in the bakery business and carried it on until 1861. In that year he joined the Union army, enlisting in Company B, thirty-second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served during the war, participating in the battles of Pittsburgh Landing, Hatchie River, and numerous skirmishes; and was with Sherman in his famous "March through Georgia from Atlanta to the sea." He was mustered out of the service at Leavenworth, Kansas, in September, 1835, and received his honorable discharge in Springfield, Illinois. From Springfield he went to Trenton, Missouri, the following November, and there, in connection with C. A. Hoffman, opened a bakery and grocery establishment, under the firm name of Hoffman & Fitterer.
THOMAS J. FLINT; Thomas J. Flint was born on a farm near Brookville, Franklin County. Indiana on the 4th day of August, 1835. His parents removed to Daviess County when he was six years of age, and settled upon a farm in what is now Washington Township, where he lived and grew up, receiving a good common school education, attending the common schools of the township and the select school at Miami, in Saline county. When eighteen years of age he began teaching school in Butler Township, Harrison County, and continued in that occupation in Harrison and Daviess counties, up to 1868, erupting four years he served in the Union army. He enlisted in the State militia in 1861, served six months, and at the expiration of that time re-enlisted, becoming a member of Company D, Twenty-seventh Missouri Volunteer Infantry, and remained in the service until January, 1863, when he was discharged on account of disability caused by sickness. On regaining his health he again enlisted, this time in Company F, Forty-third Missouri Volunteer Infantry. As a private in the Twenty-seventh Regiment he was elected second lieutenant by his company, and held the same position in the Forty-third, when mustered out at Benton Barracks, St. Louis June 30, 1865. Returning to Daviess County, he soon after engaged in the mercantile business with S. W. Flint, under the name and style of S. W. & T. J. Flint, at Bethany, Harrison County, they doing business there and at Salem, this county, until 1867, when he retired from the firm. He was next engaged in school teaching, continuing until the fall of 1868, when he was elected treasurer of Daviess County, served his term, and was, in 1870, elected sheriff of this county, which office he also held one term. In 1873, in connection with his brother, L. S. Flint, he established his present business dealing in musical instruments, oil paintings and sewing machines, under the firm name of Flint & Bro. His brother retired from the firm in 1874, and he carried on the business alone until 1879, when he became associated with another partner.
WILLIAM H. FOLMSBEE, M. D.; William Henry Folmsbee was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 22, 1831. His parents were Isaac and Deborah Folmsbee; his father, who was major in the United States regular army, died when the subject of this sketch had reached the age of seven years, and his mother followed him to the grave some two years later. Thus thrown upon the world at this early age to provide for himself he found a kind friend in the person of Dr. William Ensign, who gave him a home, reared and educated him. He attended the common higher schools of Cincinnati, and while yet a lad, began medical studies the office of Dr. Ensign, remaining under his kind friend's instruction until he was twenty-two years of age, when he took a partial course at the Miami Medical College, of Cincinnati, and, in 1855, graduated at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Keokuk, Iowa. He began practice in Richland, Keokuk County, Iowa, remaining there until 1859, when he removed to this county and located in Gallatin, where he has secured a large and remunerative practice.
In the fall of 1861, Dr. Folmsbee joined the Federal army as assistant Surgeon of Colonel Pody's regiment, but resigned the same year on account poor health. However, in the latter part of 1861 he was again in the field and organized the first company, under the call of Governor Gamble, for six months troops, and, at the expiration of that time, became captain of Company B, First Cavalry Regiment, Missouri State Militia, serving until the fall of 1862 when he resigned. While in the service he was elected a member of the State Legislature for the term of 1862-63, and it was during that session that provisions were made for the calling of the State Constitutional Convention, which met in St. Louis in the winter of 1864-65, and of which he was a member, having been elected by his senatorial district. Dr. Folmsbee has always been an uncompromising Republican in politics. He is a member of Gallatin Lodge No. 167, I. O. O. F.
Source: The History of Daviess County, Missouri; by Birdsall & Dean; Publ. 1882; Transcribed by Andrea Pack
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