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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company 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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BERNARD ULRICH, Ballard County, was born June 5, 1841, in Stark County, Ohio. He is a son of Bernard Ulrich, who was born in Bavaria, Germany, and who when a boy immigrated to America, and settled in Ohio. He died in October, 1883, aged seventy-two. Our subject enlisted in 1862 in Company B, Twenty-ninth Missouri Infantry, Union Army, and served to the end of the war; he entered the service as orderly-sergeant, and for marks of gallantry was soon promoted to a commission officer in which capacity he served to the close of the war, and mustered out as captain. He participated in the siege of Vicksburg, battle of Arkansas Post, Chattanooga; was with Sherman on his march to the sea, etc.; he then returned to Missouri and engaged in the mercantile business; after that in farming; he then took up book-keeping and for many years has followed this business as a practical book-keeper; in 1873 he came to Columbus; two years later he came to Arlington, where he has since resided. His residence is one of the finest in Arlington, being constructed of brick; this with the grounds is valued at $3,000; he also owns thirty-three acres ad joining Arlington on the south; also a store building and dwelling; he is now engaged in farming and merchandising. Mr. Ulrich was married in 1866 to Miss Amelia Winthrop, of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; this union is blessed with three children, one son and two daughters.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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