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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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THEODORE D. FINCK, M. D., is a son of C. Henry and Lizzie (Jacob) Finck, natives of Hanover, Germany, and Louisville, Ky. His maternal grandfather, Daniel Jacob, came from Baltimore to Louisville in 1832, and his father came to Louisville in 1845. The latter engaged in the wholesale liquor business, and in his day was one of the most prosperous and prominent German citizens of Louisville. He was a most zealous and active Mason, and subscribed the first sum ($1,000) to the building of the Masonic Widows’ and Orphans’ Home, the most magnificent charity on the American continent. He died in 1879. The subject of this sketch was born in Louisville, March 9, 1863, and was brought up and educated in this city under a private tutor, Prof. Steffin, formerly of Annaopolis College. He commenced the study of medicine under Dr. Ochterlong, when but sixteen years of age, and entered the Kentucky School of Medicine, from which he graduated in 1882; he also attended lectures in the medical department of the University of Louisville. He went to Europe in 1883, and was made a member of the International Congress for Kentucky. He received certificates from Vienna Colleges; took a hospital course in London; studied at Strasburg, Heidelburg and Berlin. He returned to America in the latter part of 1884, and has practiced since in Louisville. He was assistant in pathology in Hospital Medical College — branch of Central University. He is an honorable member of the State Medical Society, of the Louisville Medical Society, and also of the Mississippi Valley Medical Association.

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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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