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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  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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Adolph Kaiser, farmer of Section 20, St. John’s Township, was born in Ger many, in 1833, and is the son of Frederick and Johannah (Heymann) Kaiser. The father was born in 1799, and was a farmer by occupation. In 1850 he emigrated to the United States, and came directly to Franklin County, Mo., but not being satisfied with the country he returned to the land of his birth, where he died in 1871. His wife died in 1841. Mr. Kaiser was twice married, and was the father of twenty children, eight by the first wife and twelve by the second. Our subject was the fourth child by the first marriage. He remained on the farm until 1850, when he crossed the ocean with his father to find a home in the United States. In 1856 he married Miss Louisa Detwieler, a native of Switzerland, born in 1840. She came with her parents to America when but four years of age. Mr. Kaiser’s married life was blessed by the birth of nine children: Adolph, Katie, Julius, Sophia, Max, Louise, Herman, Felix and Cora. In 1856 he purchased twenty-five acres in Warren County, and in 1859 sold it, and purchased ninety-one acres in Section 17, St. John’s Township, the farm now being owned by W. H. Meyer. Mr. Kaiser was the owner of this farm until 1867, when he sold out and purchased where he now resides. He now owns 130 acres, and has the place well improved. He is a Republican in politics, and a highly respected citizen.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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