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Below is a family biography included in The History of Perry 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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HENRY BADER, manufacturer and dealer in boots and shoes at Tell City, was born in Canton, Zurich, Switzerland, March 25, 1851. He is one of five surviving children born to the marriage of John Bader and Regula Frohlich, who are also natives of Switzerland. Henry remained with his parents until he was twelve years old, when he went to work in a silk factory. In 1869 he came to the United States, and after a short residence at Tell City located at Henderson, Kentucky, where he remained until 1879. He then returned to Tell City, where he has since been engaged in his present business. He has a good stock of goods in his line, and also the latest improved machinery for doing fine custom work. September 25, 1877, he was united in marriage with Frederika Lauber, a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, who has borne him three children, two of whom, Emma F. and Ella C. are living. Himself and wife are members of the Evangelical Church. He is also a member of the F. & A. M. and of the I. O. O. F. Encampment.

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This family biography is one of 257 biographies included in The History of Perry 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: Perry County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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