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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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JACOB FLEGLE was born in the State of Nausau, Prussia, Germany, January 1, 1830, and is a son of Jacob and Catharine (Flook) Flegle, who were parents of five children. Subject was reared on a farm and attended the common schools of his native place. He then served a three years apprenticeship to the cabinetmaker’s trade, and worked some six months as a journeyman previous to his coming to America. He landed in New Orleans, after a passage of forty-nine days, and going thence to Louisville, Ky., was given employment in a chair factory. He afterward worked at his trade in Henry County and Ballard County, this State, and in 1870 came to this county and engaged in the hotel business at Woodville. Returning to Ballard County, he engaged in farming for four years, when he came back, ran the hotel at Woodville for two more years, and then purchased his present mill property, in which he has since made many improvements. He has remodeled and refitted the mill, putting in many new machines, and placing it among the first mills of the State; he turns out the highest grade of flour, and is doing all kinds of milling work. Mr. Flegle has attained his financial standing through industry, good management and economy, and is recognized as one of the most enterprising and active spirits in the community. He was married January 24, 1856, to Mary E. Scott, who bore him six children. She died in 1881, and Mr. Flegle afterward married Nancy Lane. He is a member of the K. of H.

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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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