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Below is a family biography included in The History of Washington 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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Albert Walser, a native of Warren County, Mo., of German nativity, was born September 26, 1840. His father, John B. Walser, was a native of Germany, who immigrated to the United States, and settled in Washington County, Mo., about 1847; he married Martha, the widow of James Renfrow, whose maiden name was Compton. John B. Walser was a farmer by occupation, which he followed all his life. In his family were five children who grew to maturity, viz.: Raphael, Albert, Mary, Marion and Edward. The father died in 1869, and the mother is still living. Albert was reared on a farm in Washington County, Mo., and has always been engaged in agricultural pursuits. He was married in December, 1866, to Mrs. Jane Parkinson, nee Silvers, who was born in Washington County. They have one daughter, Susanna J., and one son, William Edward, is deceased. Mr. Walser owns about 800 acres of land, and is an enterprising farmer.

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This family biography is one of 138 biographies included in The History of Washington County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Washington County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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