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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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Fritz Naucke, a native of Birnbaum, Germany, was born November 4, 1837. He received a common-school education and attended the Meseritz Seminary six years. He was reared a farmer, to which occupation he gave his attention, in the capacity of supervisor or general superintendent, for a nobleman in Germany, ten years. In 1859 he was drafted for service in the German army, and participated in the wars with Austria and France, receiving a lance wound in the left leg, in 1866; he was in the service of his country nearly two years. In 1871 he came to America on a hunting expedition, and, being pleased with the country, returned to “the fatherland” and procured sufficient means with which to secure him a home in America. In March, 1872, he again came to this country and purchased the farm on which be now resides, consisting of 120 acres situated on Section 30, Joachim Township, for which he paid $6,000 in cash; the farm is in a good state of cultivation and substantially improved. He was married October 5, 1873, to Miss Minnie Huber, a native of Jefferson County. Of the seven children born to them, Minnie, Clara, Eddie, Augusta and Alma are living, and Fritz and Eddie are deceased. Mr. Naucke is a member of the American Legion of Honor and holds his membership at Crystal City. He votes the Democratic ticket, and is a highly respected and enterprising farmer. The family are members of the Lutheran Church.

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This family biography is one of 224 biographies included in The History of Jefferson County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Jefferson County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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