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Below is a family biography included in The History of Osage 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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Augustus Busch (deceased) was a farmer of Linn Township, Osage County, in which county he was born, near the Osage River, August 19, 1845. He was one of the family of three children born to John and Martha (Humphrey) Busch, the former a native of Germany. November 4, 1871, Augustus Busch married America F., widow of James Tiller, and a daughter of William and Mary Woody. William Woody was a native of Franklin County, Va., and was born January 13, 1801. His death occurred in Bates County, Mo., about 1870. Mrs. Mary Woody was born in Green County, Ky., June 16, 1806, and died in Osage County, Mo., in 1854. Mr. and Mrs. Woody were the parents of nine children, five of whom are now living. America F. Woody was born in Osage County, Mo., January 22, 1834, and was the mother of six children by her first husband, James Tiller, who died in 1863 in Mississippi, while serving as a soldier in the Civil War. The three children living are Mary J., wife of Robert Wilson, a farmer of Osage County, Mo.; Sarah E., widow of Henry S. Carey, and Cordelia, who married Thomas J. Vaughn, a farmer of Osage County. To Mr. and Mrs. Busch were born three children, viz.: Peter (deceased), Stella and Amy. Mr. Busch died September 14, 1887, and in his death the community lost a good citizen, who was a member of the Christian Church, and an enterprising farmer. He was a Democrat in politics, and was a member of the Missouri State Militia. Since her husband’s death America F. Busch has resided on the farm, which consists of 160 acres, with fifty acres under cultivation, upon which are erected good farm buildings. She is a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and is highly respected by all who know her.

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This family biography is one of 52 biographies included in The History of Osage County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Osage County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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