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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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John B. Boyer is a merchant of Fourche a Renault, and is one of the substantially known and respected citizens and business men of Washington County. He is a son of Elisha Boyer, a native of Washington County, who married Ann Love, a daughter of John Love, also of this county. Of their children six are living, as follows: Mary, John B., Frank, Lucinda, Carrick and Burt. John B. was born December 3, 1857, and in youth learned the blacksmith’s trade, which he followed until 1881, when he commenced his mercantile experience as a dealer in general merchandise, also buying mineral. He has proved himself to be a man of strict integrity, fair and honorable in his dealings, and has thus drawn around him a trade complimentary to his standing as a business man and a citizen. Mr. Boyer was married October 28, 1886, to Miss Lucy LeClere, who was born and reared in Liberty Township, Washington County. They have one daughter, Z. Hazel, born September 9, 1887.

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