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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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Louis Muench, druggist of Washington, was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Ger many, in 1825. He was educated in Germany, attending school until sixteen years of age, when he began as an apprentice to learn pharmacy, working as such for three and a half years, and graduating in Darmstadt. He then began clerking and worked at various places in Germany. In 1848, during the Revolution, he went to Lyons, France, and after clerking nine months returned to his native country, and in 1849 went to Bremen, and in the fall of the same year immigrated to America, locating on a farm in Franklin County, Mo., nine miles southwest of Washington. At the end of four years he abandoned farming, and in 1853 sold out, came to Washington, and he and Dr. Baudissin established a drug store in 1854. The Doctor died and Theodore H. Wilkins became a partner and so continued until 1857, when both sold out and Mr. Muench went to St. Louis and began clerking. In the fall of 1859 he returned to Washington and established a drug store of his own, and this he has since continued. In 1849 he married Miss Antonia Diesing, who was born in Germany, and who bore him three children: Martha, wife of O. P. Schmidt, attorney at Covington, Ky.; Otto, a doctor of medicine in Washington, and Antonia. Mr. Muench has been in business in Washington for the past thirty-eight years, and is an excellent business man and a good citizen. He is a Republican in politics and a member of the I. O. O. F.

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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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