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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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P. VIGLINI, President of the German Bank, is a native of Richmond, Va., and was born November 26, 1841. He is a son of J. B. and Catherine (Park) Viglini, natives of Virginia and Ireland. His grandfather Viglini was born in Italy. Subject’s father came to Louisville about 1855, and was a hatter by trade. The subject was reared in Richmond, Va., and at the age of seventeen went in the office of A. Bland, a broker, as clerk; then with the Louisville Banking Company, as teller. In 1869 he was principal originator of the German Bank, and was its cashier; Henry Deppen, president. Mr. Deppen died in 1879, when he succeeded him as president. The bank is the largest deposit banking institution in the city, compared with the amount of its capital ($200,000), and has a surplus of $62,000. Its deposits average over $1,500,000 per annum. He was married, in 1868, to Miss Lillie T. Deppen, daughter of Mr. Henry Deppen.

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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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