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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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F. N. FREY, Fulton County, was born March 10, 1845, in Wurtemburg, Germany. He is the only son of Frederick and Catherine Frey. The father came to the United States, with his family, in 1851. He settled at Upper Sandusky, Ohio, where he opened a brewery. From there he went to Missouri, where he remained for many years. In 1862, subject moved to Cincinnati, where he engaged in the bakery business. From there he went to Morrow, thence to Fort Wayne, thence to Chicago. He only remained a short time at these points. He next went to Springfield, where he was in government employ for over a year. He next went to Indianapolis, thence to St. Louis, thence to Monroe City, III., where his father was then located. He next went to DeSoto, Mo., where he remained five years. He next went to Morley, Mo., where he remained eight years. In 1875 he came to Fulton, Ky., where he has since been engaged in the bakery and restaurant business. He was married in October, 1873, in Scott County, Mo., to Mrs. Susan E. Vancel, a daughter of Judge Benjamin and Susan (Davis) Benefield, the former a native of North Carolina and the latter of Wales. The result of this union was six children, viz.: Catherine, Emma, Lucy and Frederick, living, Rosa and Ada, deceased. Mrs. Frey is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Mr. Frey is identified with the Lutheran Church and the I. O. O. F. and K. of H. fraternities. He owns a good brick business block and several residences in the town of Fulton.

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This family biography is one of 114 biographies included in the Fulton 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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