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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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ROBERT N. PFEIFFER, M. D., was born in this city June 25, 1859, and is a son of Peter Pfeiffer, a native of Germany, who emigrated to the United States in 1840. The subject of this sketch was educated in the schools of Louisville. He read medicine with Dr. John T. Williams, demonstrator of anatomy in the College of Medicine, and graduated in Hospital Medical College in the class of 1883, and has been engaged in active practice ever since. Soon after graduating he practiced for a time in Bartholomew County, Ind., but came to Louisville, and established himself at 931 East Main street.

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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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