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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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Edmund Krekel, city marshal and ex-officio city collector, was born in St. Charles County, Mo., in 1855. He was educated in Warren County, and at the public schools of Washington, and remained on the farm until twenty-four years of age. In 1879 he came to Washington and began dealing in stock, and continued at this for two years. November 15, 1880 (his birthday), he married Miss Mary Schulze, who was born in Franklin County, Mo., January 22, 1860, and who was the daughter of Henry Schulze. This marriage resulted in the birth of three children: Alma, Ida and Erna. In 1881 Mr. Krekel engaged in the produce business, his partner being Theodore Noelke. The firm lasted until April, 1884, when Mr. Krekel sold his interest to his partner, and April, 1884, was elected city marshal, and in 1886 was appointed city collector, being re-elected in 1886 to the office of marshal, and in 1886 and 1887 was appointed collector. He is a Republican in politics. He is the son of Francis L. and Amelia (Roesner) Krekel. The father was born in Prussia, in 1822, and in 1834 came to the United States with his father, Francis L. Krekel, Sr., who located in St. Charles County, Mo. Francis L., Jr., was reared in St. Charles County, where he lived until 1866, and then moved to Warren County, and here died in 1876. He was a farmer by occupation. His wife was born in Baden, Germany, about 1835. Francis L. was married three times, being the father of twelve children, four by his first wife and eight by the second, our subject being the fourth by the second marriage.

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