Norwine Family History
Washington County, Missouri



Andrew Jackson Norwine: (son of Conrad Norwine) - A.J. Norwine owned a general store in Mineral Point, Wash.Co.Mo.
Born: 1 March 1850 - Old Providence Church Settlement, St. Francois Co., Mo.
Died: 15 August 1927 - Flat River, St. Francois Co., Mo.  Death Certificate info:  Birthplace near Bonne Terre - informant F.E. Norwine, Clayton, Mo. - cause of death:  bronchial pneumonia, contributory: senility - T. Haney m.d., Flat River - bruried: Bonne Terre Cemetery - undertaker: Harry Rinke, Flat River.

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.)


Olin Dale -

Floyd E. -

Willie -

Bessie E.

William Cecil - b: 5 Sept. 1873 Des Arc, Mo. - 20 Jan. 1956, Bonne Terre Hosp.,St.Fran.Co.-retired merchant -  m: Annie Dunaway

Carroll E. - 1 Sept. 1875 Mineral Point, Wash. Co., Mo.

Ernest F. - b: 1877

Arthur Clark - 20 Oct. 1878 Mineral Point, Wash. Co., Mo.

Omega - b: 1880

Ada Maude - ca. 1886



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)
Born: 25 Dec. 1821 Gumbo, St. Francois Co., Mo.
Died: 5 June 1905 Germania, St. Francois Co., Mo.
Married: 7 Dec. 1843 Eleanor Nellie Christopher

Charles Albert - 21 July 1848, St.Fran.Co. - 22 Dec. 1928 - occupation: salesman

James J.

Samuel C.

Rosa Lenora - b: 22 March 1864 - d: 2 Feb. 1962 - buried: Caledonia Methodist - married: Wm. Tillson in 1881 WashCoMo

William H. - 19 Nov. 1844 St. Francois Co., Mo. - 14 June 1911- buried: Bonne Terre, Mo. - occupation: merchant ~ Farmington Times, February 2, 1911 - Bonne Terre - W.H. Norwine is still seriously ill at his home.

Andrew Jackson - 1 March 1850 - Old Providence Church Settlement, St. Francois Co., Mo. - Oklahoma

Willis Conrad - b: 5 Nov. 1859, Fourche Renault, Wash.Co.Mo. - d: 29 May 1947, Farmington State Hosp. #4 - Senile, Arterialsclerosis - buried: Parkview Cem. - occupation: grocer


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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Death Certificates

Cemetery Listings

1880 Census lists Andrew J. Norwine as a dealer in dry goods. Household members are: 

Andrew J. - 1850

Mary A. - 1850

William C. - 1874

Carroll E. - 1876

Ernest F. - 1877

William - 1878

Omega - 1880 (2 months)

Mollie Christopher - 1870

Sarah Wozat - 1862