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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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Daniel Haid, Jr., dealer in general merchandise, grain, etc., was born in Gasconade County, Mo., two miles west of Berger, in 1859, the son of Daniel and Teressa (Speckhals) Haid, natives of Switzerland and Germany, respectively. When still quite young they came with their parents to the United States, located in Gasconade County, where they were married, and where the father of our subject still resides. He is a thorough going well-to-do farmer and general trader. He is a man of good business ability, and one who has the esteem of the entire community. He is now living with his second wife, Mrs. Barbara Smidt, nee Zeilmann. His first wife died in 1872, at the age of thirty-six years. Daniel grew to manhood on the farm and secured a fair education in the country schools. He was then occupied on the farm, where he remained until 1883, when he, in company with Albert Labhardt, engaged in the general merchandise business at Berger. At the end of one year Mr. Labhardt withdrew, and since then Mr. Haid has conducted the business alone, with unusual success, and having quite a capital invested in his business. He has erected a large elevator, and is quite extensively engaged in the grain trade, and bids fair to soon become one of Franklin County’s leading business men. He cast his first presidential vote in 1880. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. and the German Evangelical Church.

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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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