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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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Joseph C. Eisenhauer, another respected and enterprising farmer of Central Township, was born in St. Louis, in 1844, and is the second of three children born to John A. and Bridget (Glaser) Eisenhauer, natives of Baden, Germany, where they were reared and united in marriage. They came to the United States in about 1839, and after about one year in New York City, came to St. Louis, where the father died in 1875, and where the mother still lives. The father was a stone-cutter by trade. Joseph C. was reared at home, and educated in the public schools of St. Louis, and at a commercial college also in that city. He worked with his father while young, and after growing up followed the stone-cutter’s trade until 1876, at which date he came to Jefferson County, and lived near Pevely until 1883, when he came to Central Township, locating seven miles north of Hillsboro, where he has a farm of 113 acres. He was married in 1872 to Miss Mary Helfenstein, a native of Mendota, Ill., and six children were the fruits of this union, viz.: John A., Amelia, Joseph, Arthur, Louisa and William August. Mr. Eisenhauer is a Republican in his political views, and cast his first presidential vote for Gen. Grant in 1868. He is giving his children good educational advantages in both the English and German languages.

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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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