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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 1 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1885.  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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CHARLES NIEHAUS, cigar manufacturer and wholesale and retail tobacconist, at No. 26 Broadway, Paducah, was born in Evansville, Ind., in 1851. His parents, John H. and Catherine Niehaus, were born in Germany, but came in early life to the United States, and were married in Pittsburgh, Penn., where they resided for many years, and then removed to Evansville, Ind. John H. Niehaus died in Evansville, in 1880, and his widow is still a resident of that city. Charles there learned the trade of house carpenter, which however he abandoned for more congenial pursuits. In 1878, he removed from California to Paducah, Ky., where he engaged with his brother, John Niehaus, in the manufacture of cigars. After the death of his brother in October, 1880, Charles became his successor, and is the proprietor, employing a large force of efficient workmen. Mr. Niehaus is a member of the Paducah Commandery, No. 11, K. T., I. O. O. F., and K. of H. He was married in 1882, to Mrs. Emma Niehaus, in Paducah.

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This family biography is one of 165 biographies included in the McCracken County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 1 published in 1885 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 1

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