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Below is a family biography included in The History of Cole 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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Simon Bandelier was born in Switzerland in 1832 and is the son of Simon Bandelier, who kept hotel and store in Berne. Our subject grew to manhood in his native country and was there married to Miss Rosa Sauvine, daughter of Emanuel Sauvine who came with his wife and family and settled in Ohio at the same time that Simon Bandelier and wife made their advent into this country. The last named landed in New York in 1855, went from there to Ohio and settled on a farm in Wayne County where they remained eleven years. In 1866 they came to Cole County, Mo., rented a tract of land and two years later purchased the fine farm where they now reside but which was then all timber. To his marriage were born the following children: Emma, married to Eugene Anfrance, is the mother of four children and now resides in Callaway County, Mo.; Eugene, at home and interested in the stock business with his father; Julia, at home; Albert, also interested in the stock business with his father; Emanuel, at home and with his father in the stock business; Benjamin, also at home with his father in the stock business; Sophia, at home, and Rosina Kiesle, whose father was drowned, and she was adopted by Mr. Bandelier when three years of age. She is now eleven years of age and can speak four languages. Mr. Bandelier and his four sons have cleared the timber from the farm, improved it and have fine buildings on the same. Since first coming here he has added eighty-five acres to his first purchase. He and sons are extensively engaged in raising fine stock, having a fine English draft horse, “ Prince Albert,” and also a fine jack of the stock of Mammouth and Black Knight. Mr. Bandelier makes a business of shipping hogs, cattle and sheep, shipping mostly from Centretown and often from Elston, Russellville and Jefferson City. Mrs. Bandelier died in 1885. She was a member of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Bandelier is a Republican in politics, was nominated for county judge, but the county being largely Democratic, he was defeated by a small majority. He has taught all his children the French and German languages, and sent them to the common schools of the county to learn the English language.

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This family biography is one of 127 biographies included in The History of Cole County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Cole County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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