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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 LANG is a native of Germany, and was born August 15, 1842, in Klingen, Bavaria. In 1853 his parents emigrated to United States, locating in Louisville, where they resided until their death. Our subject was reared in Louisville, where he learned the cooper’s trade. He enlisted in May, 1861, in Company E, Second Kentucky Federals, under Col. W. E. Woodruff, and served in all engagements of that regiment, being twice wounded, once at Stone River and again at Chickamauga, where he was taken prisoner and confined in a rebel prison at Danville and Libby for over nine months, when he was fortunately exchanged, being barely alive. He was mustered out of service in 1864 — expiration of service — the regiment having been mustered out before he was exchanged. His health being precarious, he engaged as a clerk in a grocery and continued until 1867, when he embarked in the grocery business for himself and has continued since, his present location being 215 First street. He is a member of the G. A. R. He was married in 1867 to Anna Glahn, of Louisville, but a native of Germany.

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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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