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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 L. STAIB was born in Louisville July 10, 1845, and is a son of John L. and Christine Staib, natives of Germany, who came to America, and to Louisville about fifty years ago. The subject of this sketch was the elder of two sons, and was educated in the schools of Louisville. He was engaged on the river, first as receiving and delivery clerk, and finally worked his way up to superintendent and manager of the Louisville and Evansville packets, a position he held many years. He resigned the place, and in 1886, engaged in the wholesale produce and feed and grain commission business. He was married in April, 1885, to Miss Nettie N. Ainslie, a daughter of George Ainslie, Esq., of Louisville.

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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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