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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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William Buchner, saddle and harness manufacturer at Peirce City, Mo., was born in Nassau, Germany, November 5, 1836, and is a son of John H. and Elizabeth (Schuerg) Buchner, who were also native Germans. William is the second of their six children, and came with his parents to the United States in 1845, locating in Indianola, Tex., where he followed teaming from Indianola to San Antonio, Tex., during the Mexican War. He went to New Orleans in the fall of 1846, where he remained eighteen months, thence to St. Louis, where he learned the harness maker’s trade and began work as a journeyman. He came to Peirce City, Mo., in 1870, where he has since been engaged in his present business. Wilhelmine Fries, who was born in Germany, became his wife April 26, 1862. They have four children: Annie, Edward, Bertha and Clara. Mr. Buchner has been a member of the city council for ten years, and is also a member of the school board. He is one of the worthy citizens of the county, and in his political views is a Republican.

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