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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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Edward J. Alberswerth, a native farmer of Boeuf Township, and the elder of the two sons of Franz and Frederica (Fleer) Alberswerth, was born in 1859. Franz Alberswerth, a native of Hanover, Germany, born in 1836, was brought to the United States by his parents, Henry and Margaret Alberswerth, when but three years old. They located in Franklin County, six miles south of Berger Station, where they spent the remainder of their lives, and where Franz, the father of Edward J., still resides. He is one of the well-to-do pioneer farmers of the county, where he has led an industrious, though uneventful life. He has been twice married, his first wife being the mother of our subject, by whom he had two children, Edward J. and Arnold F. Mrs. Alberswerth died in 1862, and in 1864 Mr. Alberswerth married Miss Annie Fleer, a sister of his first wife, and both natives of Germany. By the latter union there were nine children, six of whom are living: George H., Augusta, Lena, Emma, Frank and Louis. Politically Mr. Alberswerth has been a life-long Republican. He and his wife are faithful members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Edward J. Alberswerth studied German and English in the public schools, and spent two years at the Central Wesleyan College at Warrenton, after which he taught successfully three terms of school. Since then he has been engaged in farming, and has recently purchased 200 acres of land, about ten miles south of Hermann, Gasconade County, where he intends making his future home in the pursuit of agriculture. He is an industrious and rising young man, and bids fair to become one of the foremost farmers of Gasconade County. He adheres to the same political views as his father.

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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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