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Below is a family biography included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  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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CARL L. HENCKEL, ice dealer, was born in Germany, May 4, 1838. He came to America July 1, 1865, and resided in New York one year and in Chicago, Ill., one year, in the bakery business. He then went to Omaha and kept a bakery six months, thence to New Orleans and remained eight months, then back to Omaha and to Fort McPherson, remaining eight months, and from there to Omaha and then to Kansas City. He then came to Baxter Springs, Kan., then to Joplin, Mo., where he was in the brewing business eighteen months, and was then in Short Creek in the brewing business until July, 1877. He discontinued brewing in 1880 and began the ice business. He has a business in Missouri and owns a brewery and residence in Empire City. He is a member of the School Board and of the orders of I. O. O. F., K. of P. and A. O. U. W. He was married to Miss Catharine Schifferdecker, of Baden, in 1875 and has one child— Millie. Was previously married to Miss Emma Bilke, of Saxony, in 1870. Had one child— Herman.

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This family biography is one of 289 biographies included in The History of Cherokee County, Kansas included within the History of Kansas by William G. Cutler, published by A. T. Andreas, 1883.  For the complete description, click here: Cherokee County, Kansas History, Genealogy, and Maps

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