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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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Rev. Albert Muecke, pastor in charge of the German Evangelical Protestant St. John’s Church, of Franklin County, Mo., was born in Mocker, Silesia, Germany, December 7, 1862, and educated at the Gymnasium at Leobschuetz. He immigrated to America in 1882, and came directly from New York City to Missouri and entered the Evangelical Seminary in Warren County. He remained at that school one year and then spent another year in a similar institute, situated in St. Louis County, seven miles from the city of St. Louis, on the St. Charles Rock Road. He was ordained a minister in 1884 and for the three months following was Vicar in St. Louis. He then served as mission preacher in Montgomery County until 1886, when he took charge of the German Evangelical Protestant St. John’s Church, where he is now located. An extended notice of this church organization may be found in the church history of the history of Franklin County. He also has charge of the school taught in connection with the church. As a pastor and educator he is meeting with much success, and is building up both the church and school. He was united in marriage April, 1885, to Miss Mathilde Maschmeier, of St. Louis, Mo. The parents of our subject are William and Johanna Muecke, both natives of Germany, who immigrated to America in August, 1887, and make their home with their son at the parsonage.

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