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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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GEORGE B. BAHR, descendant of one of the substantial German citizens who add so largely to the wealth and prosperity of Louisville, was born April 20, 1840, and is a son of John W. and Mary (Kraft) Bahr, natives of Germany, and who came to this country about the year 1838. He was born and reared in this city. When the war broke out he went into the Confederate army as captain under Gen. Hardy. After his return to the city he engaged in the hardware business, having commenced to learn the hardware and bell-hanging trade when but fourteen years of age. He started his present store in 1864, and carries on an extensive wholesale and retail business. For the past fifteen years he has had as a partner, Mr. Adam Zimmerman. They have about twenty men on the road and in the house. He was married in 1862 to Miss Josephine Frecking, of Louisville. She died in 1872, and he married Miss Amelia Schlicker, of Louisville, but whose parents came from France. He had born to him one child by his first marriage, Lulu, and four by his second: George William, Emile Edward, Daisy and an infant.

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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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