Below is a sample of a family biography included in the Osage County, Missouri History published in 1889 by Goodspeed. These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details in a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary. Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more. There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.
This family biography is one from 35 pages of biographies included in the History of Osage County, Missouri published by Goodspeed in 1889. For the complete description, click here: Osage County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps
View additional Osage County, Missouri Biographies here: Osage County, Missouri Genealogy
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