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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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PHILIP HAGER was born in the city of Louisville in 1843, and is a son of Charles and Barbara Hager, both natives of Bavaria, Germany. The subject of this sketch was reared in Louisville and began life for himself as a clerk; later he learned the trade of a jeweler. In 1862 he enlisted in the United States navy, served about thirteen months, and was after engaged on the gun-boat Connestoga for about one year during the war; on his return after the war, he engaged in business. In 1878 he formed a partnership with J. R. Hetch, and is now carrying on a good business at 351 Fourth avenue. Mr. Hager was married, in 1869, to Miss Bertha Schuckman, and is now the father of three children: Belle, Addie and Amelia. He is a member of the G. A. R., and adjutant of the George H. Thomas Post.

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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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