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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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HENRY F. KALFUS, M. D., was born in Shepherdsville, Bullitt County, Ky., April 14, 1832, and is of German extraction. His mother was a sister of the distinguished Burr Harrison, of Bardstown, Ky. He received a good education, which he completed at Hanover College, Indiana, in 1852. He studied medicine in his native town, and after practicing five years, graduated at the Kentucky School of Medicine, Louisville, in 1860; he also received a diploma from the medical department of the University of Louisville. He was a candidate for State treasurer in 1863, on the ticket with Hon. Charles A. Wickliffe, but was defeated. When the civil war broke out he raised a company for the Fifteenth Kentucky Infantry (Union) commanded by Col. Curran Pope, of Louisville. He was promoted major for gallant conduct at the battle of Perryville, and was afterward promoted to lieutenant-colonel, and then to colonel. After the battle of Stone River, being dissatisfied with the conduct of the war, he resigned his commission, and after spending some time in Canada, at the close of the war, he returned to Louisville, and resumed the practice of his profession. He is secretary of the Board of Regents of Kentucky School of Medicine, and has held the position for several years. Dr. Kalfus has two children living — Joseph L., now of California, and Mrs. Anna D. Jarnette, of Florida.

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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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