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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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Dr. Otto Jacobs, veterinary surgeon, of Washington, Mo., formerly of New York City, was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, October 5, 1857, and is the son of Gottlieb and Harriet Jacobs, both of whom were natives of Germany, and who came to New York in 1862. The father was an architect. They were the parents of three children, Otto being the youngest. He learned the profession under skilled veterinary surgeons, there being at the time no veterinary college in the United States, and for the past fourteen years he has practiced his profession in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, and finally located in Missouri, where he has practiced for five years with remarkable success. During this time he has taught numerous schools in the veterinary practice. In 1886 he married Miss Emma Graf, of Hermann, Mo., and in March, 1887, they moved to Washington, Mo. He is one of the most skillful veterinary surgeons in the State, and is a Knight of Pythias, and is a Republican in politics.

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