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Below is a family biography included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  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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Bernard Bode was born in Osage County, Mo., in 1855, being the youngest of a family of four children born to Anton and Josephine Bode, whose native birthplace was Westphalia, Germany, and who came to Osage County, Mo., where the father was engaged in farming until his death, in 1876. His excellent wife still survives him and resides with our subject, who received his education in the district schools of his native county. He came to Miller County at an early day and purchased the farm of 120 acres where he now resides, and by industry has sixty acres cleared and under cultivation. He has never taken much interest in politics, but has always cast his vote with the Democratic party. He and wife are members of the Catholic Church, and have become the parents of the following children: Josephine, Maggie and Mary. Mr. Bode has always been industrious and economical and is now counted among the prosperous farmers of the county.

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This family biography is one of 120 biographies included in The History of Miller County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Miller County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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