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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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Casper W. Leisse, merchant of Krakow, Franklin Co., Mo., was born in the city of St. Louis, Mo., February 2, 1862, and is the son of Frank and Thersa (Ebeling) Leisse, both of whom were born in Germany, the father in 1833, and the mother in 1842. The former immigrated to America in 1858, and located in St. Louis, where he followed tailoring until 1868. He then removed to Krakow, Mo., and there continued his trade. The mother came to America in 1859, and both she and her husband are living. Casper W. was reared in Krakow, and educated in the schools of the county. He learned the tailor’s trade of his father, which he followed for about five years, and in August, 1886, purchased a stock of general merchandise. He is running the only store in the village, and is doing an excellent business. The postofflce was kept in his store, and in January, 1887, he was appointed postmaster. July 6, 1886, Mr. Leisse was united in marriage to Mis3 Maggie Mintrup, a native of St. Louis, and one child, a son, was the result of this union. Mr. Leisse and wife are members of the Catholic Church of Krakow.

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