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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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J. F. Lindner, a blacksmith and farmer of Grove Dale, Jefferson Township, Maries Co., is a native of Franklin County, Mo., and was born August 18, 1847. He is the fifth born of the family of seven children, of whom George Albert and Mary Kunigunda Klein Lindner were the parents. George Albert Lindner was born in Wurtsburg, Bavaria, October 31, 1803, and immigrated to Franklin County, Mo., about 1842, where he engaged in farming, and still lives at an advanced age; his wife, who was also a native of Bavaria, was born May 11, 1814, and died in Franklin County, November 13, 1875. When seventeen years of age J. F. Lindner entered a carpenter shop at Union, Franklin Co., Mo., where he served an apprenticeship, and subsequently went to St. Louis, where he worked as a molder one year; he afterward learned the blacksmith’s trade, which he followed nine months at Dorchester, Macoupin Co., Ill., and two years and four months at Carlinville, same county. In 1869 he removed to Lane’s Prairie, Maries Co., Mo., and in partnership with his brother engaged in blacksmithing for three years, at the expiration of which time our subject opened a shop of his own at Grove Dale, where he has ever since been doing a good business at his trade. He owns 130 acres of land, a small portion of which is under cultivation. Mr. Lindner is a Republican in politics, and in 1886 was elected justice of the peace of Jefferson Township, of which office he is the present incumbent. June 4, 1872, Mr. Lindner married Elizabeth M. Gehlert, who was born in Franklin County, Mo., in May, 1849, and is a daughter of Godfrey and Margaret Gehlert, the former of whom died in Franklin County, Mo., in 1862, and the latter in the same county in 1865. Mr. and Mrs. Lindner are the parents of four children, three of them living, viz.: “William F., Cora E. and Edward A. Mr. Lindner is a member of the Masonic lodge of Lane’s Prairie, and is a prominent citizen of Jefferson Township.

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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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