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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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EDWARD BOCK, retail harness dealer at Boonville, is a native of Germany, his birth occurring October 9, 1847 He is the only issue to the marriage of Philip E. Bock and Elizabeth Miller, who were natives of Germany, where they were raised, married and died. Edward’s parents dying when he was a child, he lived with his mother’s sister until he was able to do for himself, during which time he received a good practical education. At the age of fifteen he went to the city of Stuttgart, there learning and working at the harness-makers’ trade until 1866, when he came to America. For two years succeeding his arrival he worked at his trade in the cities of New York and Newark, then came to Evansville, Ind., where he continued until August, 1876. He then came to Boonville with a limited capital and embarked in the manufacture of harness and other business pertaining thereto, which he has continued to the present time with energy and success. Mr. Bock is a member of the I. O. O. F., and is a Democrat in politics. May 8, 1873, he wedded Maggie Schlaeffer, of Evansville, and he and wife are members of the Evangelical Church.

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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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