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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 KIEFER is a native of Germany and was born March 3, 1849. He came to the United States in 1872, and located in Louisville. Before he left the “fatherland” he served in the German army under the Crown Prince, and was a corporal when discharged from service. When he located in Louisville he engaged in the grocery business, first running a delivery wagon. He filled different positions with different firms until 1875,when he engaged in the business for himself, which he still carries on, and in which he has been very successful. In 1881 he was married to Miss Josephine Weiman, of New Albany, Indiana. They have two children: John A. and Herbert G. Mr. and Mrs. Keifer are members of the Protestant Church.

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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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