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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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John Jagels, residing in Williams Township, in the northeastern part of Benton County, Mo., was born on the farm where he now lives March 8, 1854, and is a son of Henry and Anne (Gruben) Jagels, who were born in Hanover, Germany, and came to the United States in the year 1839. They reared a large family of children, ten in all, seven of whom are living at the present time. John Jagels was educated in the public schools, also attending Broadway College at Sedalia, Mo., from which he graduated March 25, 1874. Since then, for fourteen years successively, he has been engaged in teaching public school in Benton and Pettis Counties. He was married, October 7, 1881, to Miss Anna Shroeder. Their union has resulted in the birth of three children: Pauline Maggie, who was born July 6, 1882; Albert Henry, born September 29, 1884; and Louis Herman, born July 21, 1888. Mr. Jagels is now the owner of a good farm of 280 acres, 160 of which are in a high state of cultivation and the rest in timber. His farm is always supplied with running water, and his orchard is of sufficient size to keep him well supplied with fruit. His residence and barns are commodious and substantial buildings. He has always voted the Republican ticket, and is the present clerk of his school district. He and wife are members of the 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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