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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 W. KOHNHORST, city tax receiver, is a native of the German Empire, and was born in Prussia, July 21, 1844. He is a son of Henry H. and Christina (Strak) Kohnhorst, who came to the United States, and to Louisville, in 1846. Henry H. was a brick mason, and for twenty-five years carried on the business here—the latter part of his life very extensively; he died in 1870, leaving a considerable fortune. The subject is the eldest of six living sons, and was reared and educated in Louisville. He was deputy sheriff about seven and a half years, and in 1880 was elected to his present position as city tax receiver, which he has since held, and the duties of which he has faithfully and satisfactorily discharged. He was married in 1868 to Miss Malinda Kriel, of Louisville; five children have resulted from this marriage.

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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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