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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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Eberhardt Giebler, a prominent farmer and miller of Franklin County, was born in Germany in 1821, immigrated to the United States in 1848, and settled in Franklin County, Mo., where he bought a small water-mill and entered eighty acres of land; he also bought eighty acres. The country was wild and uncultivated, and Mr. Giebler immediately proceeded to clear his land. He operated his mill until 1856, when he sold out, and began merchandising at the site now known as Champion City. During the war his store was burned, and he subsequently built the Champion City Sawmill, to which he afterward attached buhrs and then operated as a gristmill. A postoffice was established in 1879 or 1880, and has since been carried on. Mr. Giebler has always been the most prominent man in the place, and is identified as the first resident and founder of the place. He has reared an interesting family of seven children: Mary, Charles W., Alfred, John E. and George T. (twins), Adolphus H. and Alvina. Mr. Giebler served in the Home Guards during the war, but never participated in any heavy engagements. He is a member of the Masonic order, and is honored and trusted by all who know him.

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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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