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Below is a family biography included in The History of Hickory County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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August Bandel, a successful farmer and stockman of Stark Township, Hickory County, Mo., was born in Prussia, Germany, in 1826, and is a son of Christian and Johanna (Summer) Bandel, who were born in Germany in 1705 and 1706 respectively, the father having been a farmer by occupation. He served in the Franco-Prussian War against Napoleon for six years, and died on his home farm in 1863. August Bandel came to the United States in 1856, and in July of that year located in Burlington, Iowa. After residing here for some time, he located at Bloomfield, and ten years later (in 1866) came to Missouri, settling on his present property, which consists of 195 acres of land. While residing in Iowa during the war he served in the Home Guards, and was married in that State to Miss Susannah Rutz, a native of Switzerland. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in his political views he is a Republican. He and wife have no family, but have reared a nephew, Frederick William Bandel, since he was nine years of age. The latter is now sixteen years old, and assists his uncle in tilling the farm.

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This family biography is one of 53 biographies included in The History of Hickory County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Hickory County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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