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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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WILLIAM H. MEFFERT, Secretary and Treasurer, and Business Manager of Masonic Temple Company, was born in Louisville, June 1, 1840, and was a son of William and Elizabeth (Sabel) Meffert. The former was born in 1807, came to Louisville in 1837, and for many years kept a boot and shoe store. Subject was educated in Louisville, and for a number of years, like his father, was in the boot and shoe business. He became deputy sheriff in 1873 and continued in the position until in 1880, when he was offered and accepted the position he now holds. Mr. Meffert is a prominent Mason, and was grand master of the Order for Kentucky in 1881-82. He is at present Grand Captain General of the Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of the State. He was married, in 1860, to Miss Emma Troutman, of Louisville, a daughter of William Troutman, of German origin, but who came here a great many years ago. He was a ship-builder, and a man of some local prominence.

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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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