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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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Joseph Feth, farmer, was born in Berne, Germany, in 1832, and educated in the common schools. His parents passed their lives in the old country, never having crossed the waters. Joseph farmed in the old country, and then came to America in 1859, and after working in New Orleans for a short time he came to St. Louis. In 1862 he volunteered in the Thirty-third Missouri Infantry, Company H, United States Army, and served nearly three years. He was in the battles of Helena, Ark., Pleasant Hill, Old River Lake, Cupola, Spanish Fort and Nashville. He was twice wounded, once at Helena and once at Cupola. Having returned from the war, he lived in Warren County, Mo., where in 1865 he married Mrs. Mary Kaffier, also a native of Berne, Germany, born in 1831. By her former marriage Mrs. Feth became the mother of five children, and had two children by her marriage to our subject. Mr. Feth is a Republican in politics, and he and family are members of the Catholic Church. He now owns a large farm, all of which he has made since the war.

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