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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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JOHN ANDERSON, merchant, Webb City, is a native of Schlaveg, Germany, born Oct. 8, 1841, and is the son of C. and E. Anderson. He came to America in 1865 and stopped in Indiana, where he worked at shoe-making. In 1866 he came to Kansas City, Mo., remaining for two years, and then went to Parsons, Kan., where he worked at his trade until l877 when he came to Webb City and engaged in the mercantile business. He was married Dec. 18, 1881, to Miss Anna Cook. He is a member, in good standing, of Parsons Lodge, No. 94, I. O. O. F., and also of the Good Templars; is also a member of the Congregational Church.

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