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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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ALBERT STRUBY, druggist, was born in Louisville, Ky., June 10, 1862. His parents, Henry and Barbara Struby, emigrated from Switzerland in 1843, locating in Louisville. Albert was educated in the public schools of that city, and after leaving school entered a grocery, remaining there but a short time. He next entered the drug store of H. A. Pfingst, where he remained until 1886. In 1881 he graduated from the Louisville College of Pharmacy. In 1886 he embarked in business for himself in Portland (now a part of Louisville). Here he met with reverses; just six months after opening, he was taken down with typhoid fever, and remained ill for about two months; this almost destroyed the newly started business; with close attention and good management, he finally succeeded in establishing one of the best and most lucrative drug store businesses in Portland. In 1887 he was married to Miss Lulie, daughter of Frederick Forcht, of this city.

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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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