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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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Martin Muench, farmer of Section 21, Township 44, Range 1 west, St. John’s Township, was born in Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, in 1818, a son of George and Christina (Krauser) Muench. The father was born in 1777 and died in 1827; he was a minister by profession. His wife was born in 1779 and died in 1841. Of their family of eight children Martin was the seventh. He was educated in his native country, and in 1841 came to America and settled in Warren County, Mo., but five years later moved to near Newport, Franklin Co., on a farm. In 1855 he bought eighty-nine acres one-half mile from the city of Washington, and for four years ran a dairy where he now lives. In 1859 he married Miss Alvina Knecht, who was born in Germany December 19, 1835, and came to the United States in 1858. Seven children were the fruits of this marriage: Clara, George, William, Annie, Ludolph, Charlotte and Alvine. Mr. Muench has sold a portion of his farm and now owns fifty-four acres. He is a Republican in politics, and a highly respected citizen.

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