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Below is a family biography included in 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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CAPT. NICHOLAS FRECH, was born February 24, 1819, in Bavaria; came with his parents, in 1834, to the United States, and settled in Cincinnati, where he remained three years; then lived in Evansville eighteen months; then went to Memphis, where, in 1861, he entered the army, and served until 1863. In 1869 he came to Ballard County, where he at present resides. His father, George Freeh, was born in 1796 and died at the residence of our subject in 1874. George married Mary Spoiler (who died in 1858), and left as offspring: subject, Mary (Fox), Catherine (Glendkamp) and Mollie (Ringwald). Capt. Frech, like most Germans, received a good education. In 1847 he married Miss Dinah, daughter of William Oka, of Memphis, Tenn., and to them have been born Amelia (Riddicks), Josephine (Burgess), Louisa and August H. Subject is a successful farmer, owning 450 acres of valuable land in a high state of cultivation. He is an Odd Fellow, a member of the Christian Church, and a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 186 biographies included in the Ballard County, Kentucky section of 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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