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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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George Goeller, Sr., stone-cutter and contractor of Washington was born October 4, 1830, in Germany, son of George and Mary (Kraft) Goeller. Our subject is the second of a family of seven children. He was reared and grew upon the farm, and in 1852 emigrated to the United States, where, for the first year he worked in Kentucky. The following year he came to Franklin County Mo ‘ and in 1856 commenced working at the stone-cutter’s trade, and has since continued this business with the exception of four years during the war when he was m Buchanan County, Iowa, farming, and being the owner of eighty acres December 27, 1857, he married Miss Veronica Mueller, daughter of William and W. Mueller. Mrs. Goeller was born July 13, 1840, in Germany, and came to the United States when twelve years of age. By her marriage she became the mother of two children: Lizzie, wife of Fred. Willimann, and George Jr. Lizzie has two children: Blanche and Fred. George, Jr., is also a stone-cutter by trade, having learned the same of his father nine years ago. The father and son work together, and are doing a good business in Washington. They cut the stone for the public and high-school buildings in Washington and school building in Union, the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Washington, and many of the business and private houses. Mr. Goeller is a Republican in politics, and Mrs. Goeller is a member of the Catholic 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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