Norwine Family History
Andrew Jackson Norwine: (son of Conrad
Norwine) - A.J. Norwine owned a general store in Mineral Point, Wash.Co.Mo.
Married: 27 June 1872 Washington County, Mo. - to Mary Anna Clarke (sister of John T. Clarke who was sheriff of Wash.Co.Mo. & performed the execution of Jolly & Armstrong & served as chief clerk in the State Auditor's office in Jefferson City for 14 years.)
From: Goodspeeds History of Washington County Missouri (1888 Reprint) - Andrew J. Norwine is one of the most popular, live & progressive business men of the county. He was born March 1, 1850. His father, Conrad Norwine, was born in Ste. Genevieve county, Missouri & was reared principally in that part of Washington County now included in St. Francois County. He married Eleanor Christopher, a native of Washington County & a daughter of William Christopher, of Kentucky. Mr. & Mrs. Norwine reared seven children to maturity, six sons & one daughter, viz., William H., Charles A., Andrew J., Samuel C., James J., Willis C., & Rosa L. wife of William Tillison. Andrew J.'s early life was spent on a farm. In 1872 he commenced his mercantile experience, & for the past eleven years has been engaged in business at Mineral Point. He married Miss Mary A. Clarke June 27, 1872. She was born in Culpepper County, Va. & is the daughter of James & Elizabeth T. Clarke who came to Wash.Co.Mo. in 1854. They have a family of six children named Willie, Cecil, Carroll E., Floyd E., Arthur C., Bessie C. & Ada Maude. Mr. Norwine holds the office of postmaster at Mineral Point & has served as Justice of the Peace. Politically he is a democrat.
Conrad J. Norwine:
(owned a water-powered gristmill at Fourche Renault)
From: Goodspeeds History of Washington County Missouri (1888 Reprint) - Conrad Norwine, a merchant & miller of Fourche a Renault, was born in St. Francois County, Mo., Dec. 25, 1821, & is a son of Conrad & Maria M. (Bische) Norwine, both natives of Germany, & the former of whom, a rope-maker by trade, immigrated to the United States at an early day & made his home in Missouri until his death. In their family were twelve children, only three of whom are now living. Conrad Norwine, subject of this sketch, was reared in his native county, which was his home until 1877, having been engaged in farming, trading & merchandising. Two years previous to his removal to Washington County he purchased his present mill site; he has twice remodeled his mill, the last time in 1887, when it was changed to a roller mill & provided with the best & most improved machinery. It is the best mill in the county, having a capacity of fifty barrels per day, & the quality of the product will compare with any manufactured in the southeastern portion of Missouri. In 1843 Mr. Norwine was married to Miss Eleanor Christopher, a native of Washington County, & a daughter of William Christopher, a native of North Carolina, who settled in Washington County at an early day. Their seven children are named, respectively, William H., Charles, Albert, Andrew J., Samuel C., James J., Willis C. & Rosa L. The latter is now Mrs. William Tillson.
CONRAD NORWINE, SR. - b: 1772, Germany - m: Marie M. Bische at Frankenthal, Germany - d: Dec. 1847, WashCoMo. - buried: St. James Cemetery, Potosi, Mo.
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1880 Census lists Andrew J. Norwine as a dealer in dry goods. Household members are: