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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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Frederick Hansen, a blacksmith in Campbelltown, was born in Germany in 1851, and is a son of Jochum and Christina (Jensen) Hansen, born, respectively in 1816 and 1818. Mr. Hansen, a farmer, died in 1882; his widow is still living in Germany. Frederick Hansen remained at home until sixteen years of age receiving a good common-school education. He then learned the blacksmith’s trade, which he has since successfully followed. He came to this country in 1870, and after working a short time in different places—Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, etc., located in St. Louis, where he remained about five years. In 1878 he came to Franklin County, where he enjoys a good trade, and owns fifty-five acres of well-improved land. He is an efficient workman and a man of good business ability. In 1879 he married Miss Caroline, daughter of Leopold and Augusta Schaffer, formerly of Germany. Mrs. Hansen was born in Washington County. They have three children, Meta, Thusnelda and Florence Mr. Hansen cast his first presidential vote for Greeley in 1872. He is a member of the Blacksmith’s Union.

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