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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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Charles Fredrick Maximilian Eimbeck, dealer in general merchandise at New Haven, was born in Holzminden, Germany, April 5, 1838, and is the son of C. W. and Louisa (Steinacker) Eimbeck, who were born in 1796 and 1805, and died in 1870 and 1846, respectively. They were married about 1835. The father served under Gen. Bluecher at the battle of Waterloo, and was a man of considerable prominence. Young Max, when eight years old, accompanied his father to Braunschweig, Germany, where he remained until his fifteenth year, securing a good common-school education. From the age of fifteen he served as book-keeper and clerk in different parts of Germany, until coming to America. In 1865 he crossed the ocean to the United States, and stopped for some time in New York, but later came to Franklin County, Mo., where he clerked for some time, but finally engaged in business on his own responsibility, and now has one of the most complete business houses in the city. March 23, 1879, he married Mrs. Katie Wolff, who was born in France, and who is the daughter of John and Catherine Wolff. The father died in France, but the mother came to the United States in 1869, and is now living in New Haven. Our subject was for twelve years, assistant postmaster, at New Haven, is director of the Building and Loan Association, is secretary and treasurer of the German Lutheran Church, of which he and wife are members, besides being agent for various leading periodicals. Dr. August F. Eimbeck was born April 4, 1842, in Brunswick, Dukedom of Brunswick, Germany, where his father, the late zoologist, A. F. E. Eimbeck, held the office of Inspector of the Ducal Museums. Our subject emigrated to the United States, located in St. Louis, kept a drug store, was assistant resident physician of the St. Louis City Hospital, physician to the cholera wards of the city hospital in 1860, ward physician, and was a soldier in the late war between the North and South. He located at Holstein, Warren Co., Mo., in September, 1867, and here established a lucrative practice, being well liked, not only as a physician, but also as a citizen. He was elected coroner of that county three terms, 1868, 1870 and 1880. In 1868 he married Miss Annette Juliane Ruge, daughter of the late well-known pioneer, Dr. C. Ruge, of Holstein, Mo., and in this wedlock were born two children, both sons: Oscar, born in 1869, and Arthur, in 1874. Besides other real estate the Doctor owns a large farm about two miles east of New Haven, Mo., on the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and on the Missouri River. In July, 1886, he removed to this farm, where he is now engaged in the practice of his profession with his usual success. Two older brothers of the Doctor, Fred and Charles, are living near New Haven, at Eimbeck’s Landing, Mo., and are engaged in agricultural pursuits; another brother, William, is an astronomer, a member of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey since 1870.

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