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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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CHARLES PFEIFFER is a native of this city, and was born November 20, 1837. He is a son of Henry and Magdalene Pfeiffer, natives of Germany, who came to the United States in 1828, locating in New York State, and after remaining there for several years came to Louisville. He received his education in the public schools, and then learned the trade of stove molding in the factory of Wallace, Lithgow & Co. In April, 1866, he formed a co-partnership with some of his fellow workmen under the name of Hare, Leaf & Co., which continued until 1870, when the firm was changed to Fisher, Leaf & Co., which name it still bears. They are manufacturers of stoves, mantels, grates, etc., and have a large establishment on High street and Port land avenue, employing about 160 people. The factory has never stood still ten days at a time since first started, and the firm ship their goods all over the United States, and occasionally to Germany. Mr. Pfeiffer was married in 1861 to Miss Julia Gould, of this city, daughter of Jacob Gould, a native, of Boston, Mass. They have four children living, viz.: Robert, Mary V., Katie Belle and Norbet Lee. Mrs. Pfeiffer died in 1876.

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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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