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Below is a family biography included in The History of Jefferson 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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Christ. Fink, a native of Prussia, Germany, was born February 7, 1836, and is a son of Christ. and Dora (Rush) Fink, also natives of Prussia and both deceased. He immigrated to this country in 1858, and first settled in the State of Texas, where he followed his trade, that of a carpenter, until 1861 He then enlisted in the Union army, Company A, Sixth Texas Regiment, and participated in two battles before Vicksburg, the battle of Corinth, Potomac and Murfreesboro, at which latter he was taken prisoner; he was paroled in 1864 and subsequently located in Jefferson County, Mo , where he has since resided devoting his attention to the pursuit of his trade. In April, 1864, Mr. Fink married Miss Catherine Schmidt daughter of Jacob Schmidt, one of the early settlers of Jefferson County, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Fink are the parents of twelve children viz: Minnie, Emma, Mary, William, Herman, Lizzie, Charley, John, Lydia, Adolph, Edward and Christ., the last two named being twins. Mr. Fink is the owner of 240 acres of land, which he devotes to farming and stock raising; he is also a contractor and builder. In religion he affiliates with the Evangelical Church.

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