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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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JOHN BLUM, the proprietor of a store for grocery supplies, meats, vegetables, and family provisions, at 1624 West Market street, Louisville, was born in Auglaize County, Ohio, July 13, 1858. He came to this city in September, 1885, and opened his present business May 16, 1886. His parents are both living and residing with him. He was educated in the schools of the State of Ohio. His father is a native of Bavaria; his mother was born in Ohio. He has one brother and three sisters, all of whom are living. Since opening his store in this city he has enjoyed a very good trade.

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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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