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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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JACOB C. H. VOELCKER was born in Louisville, February 13, 1868, and is the son of Jacob and Louisa (Baab) Voelcker, natives of Germany. The former came to the United States in 1853, and to Louisville, where he became an industrious and energetic citizen. The subject received a good practical education in the public schools of Louisville. After graduating he studied pharmacy; clerked for various druggists until the fall of 1887, when he and L. F. Klooz went into the drug business for themselves. Under the firm name of Voelcker & Co., they still carry on the business at No. 800, East Broadway.

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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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