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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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Henry Bub was born in Prussia, December 6, 1833, and is the youngest of the two children born to John and Mary Bub, natives of the same place. Henry received a good practical education, and followed the occupation of mining until 1854, when he came to the United States, and January 1, 1855, located in Washington County, Mo., where for a time he was engaged in mining with indifferent success. In 1859 he became the agent of several mills in the vicinity for loading and shipping lumber, and afterward accepted a position as brakeman on the Iron Mountain Railroad. For the past eleven years he has held the position of conductor and agent of the road from Potosi to Mineral Point, and the length of time he has held the position is an evidence of his fidelity and efficiency. He was married in 1866 to Miss Mary Link, of Baden, Germany, who came to this country in 1852. They have ten children, viz.: Annie C., John H., Frank A., William M., Frederick D., Clara, May, Edward O., Mettie H. and Gertrude P.

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