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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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James N. Freund, farmer and stock-raiser, of Williams Township, Benton Co., Mo., was born in that county June 26, 1852, and is the son of Capt. John J. Freund, a native of France. The latter came to the States when a young man, and located in Benton County, Mo., about 1840. He was married here to Miss Clarinda Carico, a native of the United States, probably born in Missouri. Mr. Freund settled in Indian Creek, Benton County, and located two miles south of Cole Camp, where he reared his family. He died December 14, 1872. He served as assessor of Benton County several terms, and held a captain’s commission in the Home Guards during the late Civil War. James N. Freund grew to manhood in his native county, and January 20, 1874, he was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth McCall, daughter of Adolphus and Susan McCall, the former of Scotch birth and the latter a native of Missouri. Mrs. Freund was also born in Missouri. After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Freund farmed for some time in the neighborhood, but moved to their present location in 1879. His farm consists of 227 acres of land, all fenced and nearly all in meadow pasture and plow land. This estate is three miles south of Cole Camp, and nicely located, with plenty of living water on the place. Mr. and Mrs. Freund have two children— James Daniel, aged fourteen, and Jacob Henry, aged twelve years. They are rearing a little girl—Sadie Cook, daughter of Joseph Cook, a resident 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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