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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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Victor Zuber, a marble dealer and stone-cutter of Jefferson City, was born in Switzerland in 1841. His father was Jerome Zuber, also a native of Switzerland, who came to America and located in Jefferson City, Mo., in the spring of 1852, and died in St. Louis in the same year; he was a stone-mason by trade. Victor Zuber learned his trade in Jefferson City, serving an apprenticeship of three years. In 1862 he enlisted in Company E, Tenth Missouri Cavalry, and served until honorably discharged in July, 1865; he participated in the numerous skirmishes of his regiment, was with Gen. Price on his raid, and was wounded in October, 1864, near Fort Scott. At the close of the war he went to Boonville, Mo., and the following year worked at his trade as a journeyman. He then went to Tipton, and was there engaged in the marble business until the spring of 1867, when he removed to Jefferson City, and established his present place of business, which he has since successfully conducted, his trade extending over Cole and adjoining counties; he employs three hands and is doing a good business. Mr. Zuber married Louisa Breinersen, a native of Missouri, and they are the parents of five children, viz.: Burnettie, Zarelda, Mary, Frank and Cletus. Mr. and Mrs. Zuber are members of the Catholic Church, and in politics he is a Democrat. He served three years as a member of the school board, and three years in the city council, and is an enterprising citizen of the town.

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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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