Louis Poncot is one of the large landholders and successful farmers of Jasper county, Missouri. His birth occurred
in sunny France, April 24, 1840, and he was a son of Antoine and Jane (Cantin) Poncho, both of whom were natives
of France. In 1856 they came to America and located in Osage county, Missouri, where they lived until death, the
mother dying in 1866, and the father in 1873. Mr. Poncot was a successful farmer and adhered to the principles
of the Republican party.
Louis Poncot was reared and educated in his native land, and came to the United States with his parents. For three
years he was engaged in selling merchandise at Reeds, Missouri, since which time he has been engaged in general
farming and stock raising. His farm comprises four hundred and twenty two acres of valuable land, and he has demonstrated
his ability as an enterprising agriculturist.
Mr. Poncot was married, in 1861, to Miss Rosine Pinet, a daughter of John Pinet, who brought his family to the
United States in 1843, and both he and wife died in Osage county, Missouri. To Mr. and Mrs. Poncot these five children
have been born: Parmelia, Louis, Alfred, John and Amos.
During the Civil war our subjeet was a member of the Home Guard. He has been a life long Republican but has never
sought office of any kind, being content to quietly do his full duty as a good citizen. While living in Osage county
he was made a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and has been active in the lodge in this locality.
Mr. Poncot is one of the highly respected citizens and an excellent representative of the best class of residents
of Jasper county.
The Biographical History of Jasper County, Missouri
By Hon. Malcolm G. McGregor
The Lewis Publishing Co.
Jasper County, MO
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