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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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PHILIPP ZIEGLER is one of the self-made German citizens of Louisville. He came here a poor boy, and by dint of his own energy, honesty and industry has secured an independent fortune. He was born in the province of Baden, in 1854, and at the age of eighteen years came to the United States, and to Louisville. He soon obtained a position as clerk, first for John Hehl, contractor and builder, and afterward with H. Wedenkind & Co., wholesale grocers. In the fall of 1878 he went into the grocery business for himself, at his present stand, corner of First and Gray Streets — at first with Charles Klein as partner; but he soon after bought him out, and has since carried on the business alone. In 1881 he was married to Miss Sarah Mehohoff, a daughter of Henry C. and Mary Mehohoff, of Louisville. Henry Mehohoff is the largest dairyman in the State, keeping always on hand from 250 to 300 cows, His dairy is located on the Preston Street road, and comprises 173 acres of choice land just back of the House of Refuge. Mr. and Mrs. Ziegler have but one child — a girl, three years of age — named Alice. Mr. Ziegler visited the “Faderland” last summer with his family, and spent several months traveling over the southern and northern parts of Europe.

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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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