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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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H. Arand, the subject of this sketch, was born in Union, Franklin Co., Mo., September 21, 1856, and is the son of C. and Anna E. (Wiegel) Arand, both of whom are natives of Germany. The father was born in Heiglenstadt, Prussia, August 16,1825, and immigrated to America in 1850, locating in New Orleans, from which place he removed to St. Louis, Mo. He located in Union in March, 1856, and has since resided here. He is a dealer in boots and shoes, and a shoe maker by trade. He carries a complete line of custom and hand-made boots and shoes, and is meeting with success. The mother was born in Freinhogan, Prussia, May 18, 1828, and immigrated to America in 1848, locating in St. Louis, and was here married to Mr. Arand. Their family consisted of six children, four of whom are now living. Our subject was reared in Union, and attended the public schools until his fifteenth year, securing a fair education. He was engaged with his father in business until 1885, and on July 25 of that year he was commissioned postmaster of Union, a position he now holds.

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