Welcome to the genealogy section of
WashingtonMO.com. The purpose of this
section is for information only and is in no way considered to be authoritative.
Although the information was derived from court, census, marriage, church, cemetery
records, tombstones, online social security records and input from numerous individuals
over a period of thirty years, it must be remembered that each source has its
inherent glitches. Likewise, the sheer number of records involved and the
multiplicity of recordings increases the likelihood of errors.
Discrepancies between family input and official records were numerous, and
often blatant. Many times, unchecked and reiterated for years, hearsay and/or inaccurate
records come to be perceived as truth. Often, it is difficult to discern which is accurate.
In some instances, only approximations
can be made based on census records and other
With the advent of online records, additional sources
of error have become apparent - that of misinterpretation of the official
records by the transcriber and/or miss-keying of the information.
I wish to thank the
following for their generous input of time and information. Without their
help, this would not be possible.
Ollie Kandlbinder, Clara Rothmeier, Gladys Klekamp, and Pauline Drone
I welcome corrections, along with supporting data.