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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published by Mills & Company in 1883.  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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HENRY BUCHER, farmer, was born in Switzerland, in 1826. His father, Ulrick, was a farmer and died in Indiana, in 1858. He came to America in 1833, and went to California in 1859, as well as Oregon, Montana, and several other states. He was engaged in mining while in Idaho. He became a citizen of Jasper county, Mo., in 1870. Mr. Bucher owns one of the best farms in Jackson township. His farm comprises 12l ½ acres, about 80 of it improved. There were good crops the past season; there are one hundred bearing trees, and everything has the appearance of thrift and prosperity. Mr. Bucher is a single man and one of a family of seven. By trade he is a tanner, having engaged in this business in Indiana and Michigan. His farm is located in section 16, township 27, range 31.

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This family biography is one of more than 1,000 biographies included in The History of Jasper County, Missouri published in 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Jasper County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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