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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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Julius Hundhausen, postmaster and merchant at Gray’s Summit, was born within two and one-half miles of where he now resides, July 10, 1858, and is the fourth in the family of nine children of Robert and Clara (Braches) Hundhausen, natives of Neukirchen, near Cologne. Germany, the former of whom came to the United States when eighteen years old and settled in Franklin County, Mo.; the latter came to this country when twelve years of age with her parents, John and Theresa Braches, who settled in St. Louis, where for many years the father was a successful medical practitioner. Robert Hundhausen, father of our subject, was a soldier in the Mexican War, and, during the late war, commanded the Fourth Missouri Volunteer Infantry. He was a farmer and miller, but after the war was principally engaged in merchandising until his death, in 1872, at the age of fifty years. He was a son of John Frederick and Fredericke (Koester) Hundhausen, the former of whom was a successful minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, who came to the United States with his four sons, Robert, Frederick, Julius and Herman, and settled in Franklin County, Mo. Julius Hundhausen was educated in the common schools of Franklin and Gasconade Counties, Mo. When he was young his parents moved to St. Louis, from there to Hermann, Gasconade County, in 1861, and four years later settled in Gray’s Summit. After his father’s death, in 1872, he, with his mother and family, moved to Hermann, Mo., returning to Gray’s Summit in 1878. From 1876 to 1878 Mr. Hundhausen was engaged as a clerk in the dry goods store of B. Nugent & Bro., at St. Louis. In politics he affiliates with the Democratic Party; he is a member of the Masonic and A. O. U. W. lodges, and was appointed postmaster of Gray’s Summit in September, 1885.

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