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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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Henry Langenberg, cabinet-maker, and dealer in all kinds of furniture and undertaker goods, was born in Germany, in 1824, and was educated in his native country. After leaving school he learned the furniture and carpenter trade, and followed this occupation until 1848, when he emigrated to America, and found himself in St. Louis without money or friends; but, being a skillful workman, and eager for work, soon secured permanent employment at good wages. He worked in St. Louis for three years, and in 1851 came to Washington, Mo., purchased an acre of land, erected a dwelling house and shop, and began business on his own responsibility. Previous to this, in 1850, he married Miss Minnie Trosso, a native of Germany, born in 1827, and who came to the United States at the age of eleven. Six children were the fruits of this union, viz.: Annie, wife of Fritz Rusche; Frederick; Emma, wife of Fritz Pummer; Mary, wife of Chris.; Lottie, wife of Charles Graefrath, and Frances, wife of Fritz Thorman. Mr. Langenberg has been constantly in business in Washington for the past thirty-six years, and has met with good success. He is a Republican in politics, and cast his first presidential vote for Buchanan, in 1856. He and wife are members of the Lutheran Church.

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