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Below is a family biography included in The History of Crawford 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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Samuel W. Meineke, M. D., a rising young practitioner of the Homoeopathic school of physicians of Crawford County, was born in Oak Hill Township, this county, in 1855. He is the sixth in the family of eleven children of Dr. Louis D. and Maria S. (Muskat) Meineke, both natives of Germany, and early settlers of Crawford County, Mo. Dr. Louis D. Meineke was a student under the celebrated Prof. Morse, and was a graduated A. M. and also an M. D. He was a very successful physician in Gasconade and Crawford Counties, and after fifty years devoted to the duties of his profession departed this life in 1886. Samuel W. Meineke began the study of medicine under his father in 1876, and in 1881 graduated from the Missouri Homoeopathic College of St. Louis, since which time he has turned his attention to the practice of medicine. In 1880 he was married to Jennie, daughter of Jackson and Clementine (Underwood) Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Meineke are the parents of one child, Gracie. Dr. Meineke is permanently located at Oak Hill, where he is rapidly gaining a large practice, enjoying the confidence of many patrons. He is just completing one of the handsomest concrete residences in the village, and expects soon to open a drug store. His political opinions are Republican, and his first presidential vote was cast for James A. Garfield. Dr. Meineke also belongs to the A. O. U. W., for which fraternity he is medical examiner.

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This family biography is one of 117 biographies included in The History of Crawford County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Crawford County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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