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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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H. Frederick Wappler, of De Soto, is a native of Bavaria, Germany, and was born March 8, 1841. His father was Henry Wappler, a native of the same place, now deceased. Mr. Wappler was educated in his native country, and immigrated to the United States in the fall of 1866; he first located in Carondelet, where he remained until the fall of 1868, when he removed to Jefferson County, Mo., and was engaged in farming near Vineland for the following three years, paying particular attention to gardening and raising small fruits. In 1871 he settled in De Soto, where he has since resided. January 16, 1868, in St. Louis, he was united in marriage with Frederica Liehn, a native of the same locality in Germany as himself, and a daughter of Nicholas Liehn. Seven children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Wappler, six of whom are living: Frederick, Katie, Louis, Augusta, Amelie and Eda. The deceased was Mary, who died in the fifth year of her age. Mr. Wappler is a member of the Knights of Honor and Druids, also the T. O. H. He was one of the prime movers in establishing the Lutheran Church of De Soto, of which he is a consistent member.

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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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