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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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Frederich Borchers, farmer and stock raiser, was born in the province of Hanover, Germany, December 29, 1826, and is the son of Jacob and Catherine (Schroeder) Borchers, both natives of the province of Hanover, where they passed their last days. Frederich Borchers grew to manhood in the province of Hanover, Germany, and received a good education in his native language. He also learned the carpenter trade, and in 1849 immigrated to America, locating in New York City, where he followed his trade for six months. In 1854 he went to California via Nicaragua, and spent about three years in the mines of that State. In 1858 he returned to the East, located in St. Louis, and was there engaged at his trade for about a year. He then moved to Benton County, purchased land where he now resides, and in connection with his farming interest carried on his trade for several years in this county. He has 280 acres of fine prairie land, all under a good state of cultivation. During the late war he served three months in the regular army, and after that was in the Home Guards. While living in St. Louis he was married, in the spring of 1860, to Miss M. C. Harms, a native of Germany, where she was reared. One son, John Francis, was born to this union. He married Miss Ann Hashagen, a native of Benton County, and is the father of one child—Johanna Louisa C. Mr. and Mrs. Borchers, with their son and his wife, are members of the St. John’s Lutheran Church.

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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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