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Below is a family biography included in The History of Lawrence 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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Max H. Andrea, contractor and builder, was born in Coburg, Saxony, September 25, 1836, and is a son of Edward Ernest and Agnes Andrea, who came to America in 1846, and located in Jackson County, Tenn. The father died m Charleston, S. C, in 1853 or 1854. Max H. is one of eight children, and grew to manhood in Tennessee, where he learned the carpenter’s trade, at which he worked until the breaking out of the war, when he went North and enlisted in the Fifth East Tennessee Volunteer Infantry, serving faithfully until the close of the war. He was promoted to a lieutenancy upon the field after twenty-two months’ service, and immediately succeeding the battle of Resaca was put in command of Company G, Fifth Tennessee Volunteer Infantry. He returned to his Tennessee home after the war, and soon came to Missouri, where he lived at Sarcoxie until 1869, when he came to Peirce City, and has here since made his home Mr. Andrea was married while in Tennessee to Sarah Gillette, and by her is the father of two children, Edward and Agnes, who is quite a fine artist and musician. The family are members of the Congregational Church.

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