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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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William F. Jaeger, blacksmith at Cedar Fork, is the son of Charles and Sophia (Jorss) Jaeger, both natives of Mecklenburg, Germany, and residents of that country until 1867, when they came to New York, and from there to Franklin County, Mo., and here passed the remainder of their days on the farm. They lived to be seventy-one and sixty-nine years, respectively. William F. is the youngest of a family of seven children, five sons and two daughters. He was also born in Germany, in 1859, and received his education in both English and German. At the age of eighteen he began to learn his trade. After working for others until 1882, he opened a shop, and has been successfully engaged in business ever since. In 1883 he married Miss Anna C. Meyer, daughter of John H. Meyer. The fruits of this union were two children: Hertha and Florence. In 1885 Mr. Jaeger was appointed postmaster at Cedar Fork, which position he has since held. He is a Republican in politics, is considered a good smith and has received a liberal patronage.

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