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Below is a family biography included in The History of Perry County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  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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SURGEON MAGNUS BRUCKER (deceased), was a native of Germany born at the town of Haslach, in the county of Kinzigthale, in Baden, September 6, 1828. He was a graduate of the French University at Strassburg, having prepared himself for that institution at the celebrated University of Heidelburg. During the revolution of 1848 he espoused the cause of the revolutionists, and the rebellion being put down, he came as a refugee to the United States, having first made a tour of Italy. He came to this country in 1849 and located at Troy, Perry County, Ind., where he was engaged in the practice of his profession for about twenty years, establishing both a good business and reputation. At the commencement of the late war he was a member of the State Legislature, and true to the instinct and ideas that caused him to leave his native country, he enlisted on the side of the North in the Twenty-third Indiana Volunteer Infantry as regimental surgeon and went forth to the field of battle. Having served his time out with honor and devotion to the cause he had so warmly and patriotically embraced, he returned home and was shortly afterward elected a second time to represent his county in the legislature, which he did with honor and ability. Having served his second term in the legislature he resumed his profession at Troy where he remained four years and then located at Tell City. He died at the latter place October 23, 1874, and his remains were interred according to the rites and ceremonies of the respective orders of Odd Fellows and Free Masons. The vast concourse of people gathered on that occasion manifested the appreciation and esteem felt for him, and bespoke an acknowledgement of the great loss which the community had sustained. He had a family of three sons and four daughters, one of whom is Charles M. Brucker M. D. He was born in Troy, Perry County, May 6, 1860. He received a good literary education at the Indiana University at Bloomington and graduated from the Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati in 1882, since which he has been engaged in the practice of his profession at Tell City. He has a good business and is recognized as one of the best practitioners of the county. He is a member of the Phi Gamma Delta Society, the I. O. O. F. and the A. O. U. W., and is also a member of the Indiana Eclectic Medical Association and an honorary member of the same in Ohio.

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This family biography is one of 257 biographies included in The History of Perry County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Perry County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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