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Below is a family biography included in The History of Pulaski 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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Edward Lingsweiler, dealer in lumber, brick, lime, and all kinds of building material at Richland, is a native of Racine County, Wis., and was born in 1847. He is a son of John I. and Christina (Shero) Lingsweiler, natives of Germany, the former born January 1, 1818, and the latter about 1820. They immigrated to the United States in 1831 with their parents, and were married in Buffalo, N. Y. About 1844 they removed to Racine County, Wis., where they lived until 1884, and in the latter year located at Lebanon, Mo., where they still live. Mr. Lingsweiler is a well-to-do farmer. Edward Lingsweiler received his education in the common schools of Racine County, Wis., and was reared on a farm. In 1878 he went to Lebanon, Mo., and the following two years clerked for his brother, John G., in the lumber business. The brother then removed to Richland, and established a lumber business under the firm name of Lingsweiler Bros., which continued until January, 1883, when John G. retired, and our subject has since conducted the business alone with remarkable success. In November, 1884, Mr. Lingsweiler married Zippora Farrar, daughter of Reuben and Virginia Farrar, and a native of St. Clair, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Lingsweiler have three children. They are members in good standing of the Methodist Episcopal Church, where Mr. Lingsweiler is a steward and trustee. He has a fine residence in Richland, and good business property. He is a Republican in politics, and a member of the A. O. U. W. and Select Knights of Richland.

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This family biography is one of 80 biographies included in The History of Pulaski County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Pulaski County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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