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Below is a family biography included in The History of Benton County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of 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.

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Claus Junge deserves worthy mention as one of the prosperous merchants of Cole Camp, Mo. He was born in the Kingdom of Hanover, Germany, on the 19th of March, 1847, his parents being G. H. and Mary (Viebroch) Junge, who spent their lives in Hanover. Claus Junge remained in his native land until eighteen years of age, receiving a good education in his native language, and in 1864 immigrated to the United States, remaining two years in New York City. In 1867 he immigrated to Missouri, and was engaged in farming in Benton County for a few years, and since 1883 has been engaged in merchandising. In 1888 he added hardware and farming implements to his general stock of goods, and commands a large and paying trade in the town and surrounding country. April 25, 1873, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna Tietgen, a native of Germany, reared in Benton County, Mo. Mr. Junge and wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and are highly respected citizens of the county.

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This family biography is one of 86 biographies included in The History of Benton County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Benton County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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