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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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Peter Wienberg, one of the leading farmers of Williams Township, Benton County, Mo., was born in Germany, April 21, 1846, and is one of six children: Mary, Margaret, John, Peter, Henry and Claus, who were born to John and Anna M. (Gafleman) Wienberg. Peter Wienberg left Germany in September of the year 1865, and landed at New York after a voyage of nine weeks. He remained in New York a short time and then came to Illinois, where he remained at Peoria for about four and a half years engaged in working by the month at various employments. In 1869 he left that State and came to Missouri, settling in Benton County, where he worked by the month for three years. He then bought eighty-six acres where he now lives, and afterward, in 1874, he was united in marriage to Miss Martha Barke, a native of Benton County, Mo. To this happy union were born five children: Anna Maggie, born April 21, 1875; John J. (deceased) was born September 14, 1877, and died February 2, 1889; Emma M., born April 14, 1880; Claus, born March 14, 1883; and Catherine, born July 23, 1886. These children are all at home. In his political views Mr. Wienberg affiliates with the Republican party. 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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