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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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FREDERICK NAGEL, Jr., was born in St. Paul, Minn., October 3, 1857, and is the eldest of seven children born to Frederick and Catherine (Kraft) Nagel, both natives of Germany. Frederick Nagel, Sr., when a young man, immigrated to the United States, and settled in Louisville, Ky., where he learned the baker’s trade, and followed the same for several years. He then removed to St. Louis, Mo., where he pursued the same business for a time; thence he moved to St. Paul, Minn., in 1856, where also he followed the baking business. In 1858 he returned to St. Louis where he was employed as foreman in a cracker factory until 1862, when he came with his family to Columbus, Ky., where he opened a bakery and followed his trade until his death, which occurred on August 25, 1875, in his forty-second year. For the last four or five years of his life he also ran a saloon in connection with the bakery. He belonged to no church, but was a member of both the Masonic and I. O. O. F. fraternities. Frederick Nagel, Jr., at the age of fifteen, went into his father’s saloon as assistant, and continued until the father’s death, after which he took charge of the business on his own account, continuing the same until 1876. In 1877, he opened a saloon at Belmont, Mo., where he remained about two years. He then sold the saloon and was employed as an engineer on the Iron Mountain Transfer Boat, plying between Belmont and Columbus, which position he still holds. In June, 1884, he opened a saloon at Columbus, which he conducts with the assistance of his youngest brother, George F., in connection with his work as engineer. He is yet unmarried and makes his home with his mother who conducts a bakery and grocery store at Columbus. Mr. Nagel belongs to no church, but is a member of the I. O. O. F. In politics he is a Democrat.

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This family biography is one of 142 biographies included in the Hickman 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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