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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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JOSEPH J. SCHLOSSER, a native of Germany, was born June 10, 1849, and came to the United States in December, 1867, locating in New Albany, Ind. Remaining there about three years he then came to Louisville, and after clerking for Wm. G. Schmidt he, in 1874, opened a drug store on the corner of Fulton and Adams streets, which he conducted very successfully until the overflow of 1883, when he bought his present location, Second and Chestnut streets, and, after the subsidence of the water, operated both stores until the summer of 1886, when he sold the place at Fulton and Adams street, to his brother, P. Schlosser. He was married in 1874 to Miss Emma C. Gehlbach, of New Albany, Ind.

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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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