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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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Eugene Feste, foreman in the salesroom of the Crystal City Plate Glass Company, was born in France, in 1832, the son of John and Eugenie Feste. He received a good collegiate education, and in 1852 was united in marriage to Amelia Deuex. Their marriage has resulted in the birth of six children-Ernest, Alfred, Augustina, Pauline, Paul and Charley. Mr. Feste came to the United States about 1869, and for the period of seven years worked in the French Plate Glass Company, in New York City, and the following two years in the Plate Glass factory at Louisville, Ky. In 1877 he came to Crystal City, Mo., where he has since held his present position. Mr. Feste and his wife are members of some very aristocratic and influential families of France, and are highly esteemed for their intelligence and refinement by the people of Crystal City During the New Orleans Exposition of 1885 much excitement and enthusiasm was created by a statue of a life-sized negro, seated on a cotton bale. This was the work of Ernest Feste, son of the subject of this sketch and a young man of acknowledged talent and ability. He received a fine education in his native country (France), and after coming to this country took a thorough English course. Mr. Feste’s brother-in-law, Ernest Fiston who came to the United States in 1853, has for sixteen years been a professor of French in the oldest college in New York City. He is well known in literary circles and is a true gentleman and scholar. He was a captain in the late Civil War.

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