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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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LOUIS ECKSTENKEMPER (deceased), was born in Steele, Germany, August 1, 1822. He came to America in about 1848, and directly to this city. For a few years after his arrival he engaged in several kinds of business, and by careful management was able to save up the necessary means to enable him to enter the lumber trade, which he did in 1866, having conducted a grocery business for the twelve years immediately previous. He married Franziska Pleiman in this city, June 17, 1851. They have six children living: Louis, Jr., Matilda, Amalie, Alice, Edward and George. Matilda married Fred. Albright, of Shaw & Albright, shoe manufacturers and dealers; Amalie married William Winkler, wholesale grocer, of this city. Mr. Eckstenkemper died of typhoid fever May 29, 1886, highly esteemed by all his fellow citizens, his loss being severely felt by the people of Louisville, where for eighteen years he had served as director in the German Insurance Bank; also as president of the Louisville Wharehouse Company. He was twice elected a member of the city School Board; was vice-president of the Liederkranz society for fifteen years, and a member of the same society for twenty-five years. He was during most of his life in this city a worthy member of the Free and Accepted Masons, and for many years a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, whose members, by his death, lost a bright link in the chain that binds them to earth, but in whose memory his many virtues will ever be kept green.

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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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