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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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Theodore Neukum, a farmer and stock raiser, is a native of Baden, Germany, and was born May 2, 1836. His parents, Martin and Liberal (Meyer) Neukum, were also natives of Baden, where the former served for some time as a magistrate of his native village; he was born in 1801, was a farmer and saloon keeper, was a son of Mathias Neukum, and died about 1876. Mr. and Mrs. Martin Neukum were members of the Catholic Church. Theodore Neukum was reared on a farm and received a common-school education. He began life for himself when twenty-four years old, and has been very successful. He came to the United States in 1866, settled first in St. Louis, where he worked in the stock yards three years, and in December, 1869, removed to the farm, where he has since resided, and which consists of 200 acres of improved land. He was married, in 1859, to Miss Justina Andlefinger, a native of Baden, and they are the parents of fifteen children, viz.: Mary (deceased), John, August (deceased), Frank (deceased), Magdalena, Mary, Lizzie (deceased), Anna (deceased), Wilhelmina, Esther, William (deceased), August (deceased), Richard, (deceased), Joseph (deceased), and Martin (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Neukum are members of the Catholic Church. He is a Republican in politics, and has served as school director for some time.

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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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