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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 Meyersieck, proprietor of the Union Livery Stable, was born three miles south of Union, in Franklin County, Mo., August 21, 1839, the son of L. L. and Josepha (Anz) Meyersieck, both of whom were natives of Prussia. They emigrated to the United States in 1832, and settled in Franklin County, Mo., where the father followed farming. He died in 1861, and the mother in 1867. William attained his majority on the farm and secured a fair education in the schools of the county. He enlisted in the Federal army in the spring of 1861, being one of the first to volunteer in Franklin County, under President Lincoln’s call for three months’ soldiers. At the expiration of the first three months Mr. Meyersieck re-enlisted for three years, being a member of Company F, Twenty-sixth Regiment of Missouri Infantry/ He was discharged in the fall of 1862 on account of physical disability, and returned home. January10, 1863, he married Catharine Hartman, who was born in Prussia. To this marriage seven children have been born, five of whom are now living. Our subject followed farming until October 1, 1885, when he removed to Union, and at about the same time took charge of the livery stable. In the fall of 1877 he was elected public administrator of Franklin County, and held the office for six years.

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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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