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Below is a family biography included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana published by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co. in 1885.  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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WILLIAM LUNENBURG is a native of Prussia, his birth occurring June 3, 1882, being the eldest of seven children of John and Wilhelmina (Linden) Lunenburg, both natives of the same country. The father came to America in 1852, and with his family, started for Missouri, via Wheeling, West Virginia. On the journey down the Ohio River, when near Newburgh, the father and mother were stricken down with cholera and were landed at that town, where, in October, both died, and where they now repose. Our subject, who had been likewise stricken with the same scourge after the death of his parents, recovered and learned the carpenter’s trade, which he followed about two years, when he met with an accident and went to the country for six months, and then commenced farming, but was again disabled in the arm by a second accident. He returned to Newburgh and learned the cabinet trade and here he remained for about eleven years. In 1863 he came to Boonville and continued at his trade until 1867, when he started in business for himself, and is thus engaged at present, having established a good trade in furniture, etc., and accumulated a comfortable competency. July 7, 1868, he married Katherina Niebergall, a native of Germany, and by her has one child— Wilhelmina. He is a Democrat, and he and wife are members of the Evangelical Church. At present he conducts the undertaking business in connection with his usual work.

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This family biography is one of 274 biographies included in The History of Warrick County, Indiana portion of the book: History of Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Indiana published in 1885 by Goodspeed, Bros. & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Warrick County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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