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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 8a by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1888.  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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HON. ALBERT A. STOLL, a member of the Louisville bar, was born in this city, August 29, 1851, and is a son of Louis Ernst and Elizabeth (Baab) Stoll, the former a native of Pennsylvania, and the latter of Bavaria. His father started life as a newsboy, and educated himself. He came to Louisville from Pittsburgh, on a keel-boat, in 1830, and remained a citizen of this city until his death, July 5, 1879, at the age of fifty-nine years. He was of a retiring disposition, and never sought official position. He was elected to the Senate of Kentucky about 1847-48, but with a modesty, now rarely met with, declined the honor on the ground that others were better qualified for the place than himself. Mr. and Mrs. Louis E. Stoll also established the German Protestant Orphan Asylum about 1850, which is still standing on Jefferson street, below Twentieth. Albert A., the subject of this sketch, is the youngest of three children that grew to manhood. He was educated in the public schools of Louisville, studied law under Hon. Isaac Caldwell, took a course in the Louisville Law School, was admitted to the bar, and commenced practice in the courts of Louisville in 1872. He was elected to the Legislature in 1876, and was the youngest member of either house; was member of a committee that revised the present Codes of Practice of Kentucky. He was again elected in 1884, and was made Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, the important duties of which he discharged with honor and credit. In 1885 he was elected to the Board of Alderman, and re-elected in 1887, which position be now holds. When a boy at school he was appointed to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., but declined, preferring the profession of the law. Mr. Stoll was married, in 1876, to Miss Lucy J. Garrard, a great-grandaughter of Governor Garrard. They have four children: Letitia E., Louis A., Ruth and Albert A., Jr.

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This family biography is one of 195 biographies included in the Jefferson County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 8a published in 1888 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 8a

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