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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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OTTO SCHNEIDER, grocer, is a native of Bavaria, Germany, was born in 1840, and was brought to America in 1843 by his parents, who settled in Louisville. There Otto was educated, and at the age of seventeen began to learn the painter’s trade. In 1861 he enlisted in Company G, Fourth Kentucky Cavalry; served three years and four months, when he was transferred to the Fourteenth United States Infantry, and was connected with the army of the Cumberland until the fall of Atlanta, and was then with Sherman until the close of the war. He was wounded in the leg at Missionary Ridge, and in the side at the taking of Fort McAllister. He was with the Fourteenth until the close of the war as second-lieutenant, and afterward joined the V. R. corps as first-lieutenant and served until March, 1866, when he was mustered out at Annapolis. Upon the return of Mr. Schneider to his home he worked at his trade, then went West, where he followed the same four years, and then returned to Louisville, where he has been engaged in his present business for fifteen years. He is a member of the G. A. R.

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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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