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Below is a family biography included in The History of Maries 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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Rev. Henry Anthony Bernard Kuennen, priest of the Visitation of Blessed Virgin Mary’s Catholic Church, Vienna, Mo., was born in St. Louis County, Mo., in 1855. His parents were Theodore Henry and Elizabeth (Luebbers) Kuennen, natives of Germany, both born in 1818. They immigrated to the United States in 1852, locating in St. Louis, Mo., where the father, who was a mechanic, died in 1879; his wife is yet living. Rev. Henry A. B. Kuennen received his education at the Christian Brothers’ School in St. Louis, and at the College of Teutopolis, Illinois, which he entered in 1870, remaining two years; he subsequently spent two years in Milwaukee, Wis., and in 1876 sailed for Rome, Italy, where he was a close student for six years, preparing for priesthood. He returned to his native country in 1882, and was sent as assistant priest to Edina, Knox Co., Mo. July 16, 1885, he was sent to Vienna, where he has since been priest in charge. He also holds service every second Sunday in each month at Viessmann, Maries County, ten miles from the county seat. Mr. Kuennen is a man of acknowledged education and culture and of deserved prominence and esteem in the church of his faith.

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This family biography is one of 37 biographies included in The History of Maries County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Maries County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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