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Below is a family biography included in the book, The History of Putnam 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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Birt Fahren, of the firm of Carroll & Fahren, merchants of Unionville, Mo., was born in Vandalia, Ill., where he was reared and educated. He spent five years as a traveling salesman, and in August, 1886, located in Unionville, and became a member of the above named firm. His father, Fred Fahren, was born in Germany, and immigrated to America, where he was married in St. Louis, Mo., to Amelia Wall, a native of Philadelphia, and also of German descent. Birt Fahren lost his father in early childhood. He had two brothers, one of whom died in infancy, and the other, Fred, is now in the banking business at Vandalia,, Ill., and is captain of the Illinois National Guards. The father was engaged in the banking business during the active years of his life, and his death occurred in San Francisco. Mrs. Fahren died in Mason, Ill. Mr. Birt Fahren is an enterprising and prosperous business man of Unionville, and by integrity and fair dealing the firm of which he is a member has established a good and constantly increasing business.

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This family biography is one of 139 biographies included in the Putnam County, Missouri portion of the book,  The History of Adair, Sullivan, Putnam, and Schuyler Counties, Missouri published in 1888 by Goodspeed Publishing Co.  For the complete description, click here: Putnam County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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