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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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JOHN G. FISHER is one of the pioneers of the city of Paducah. He was born in Germany in the year 1816, and there attained his eighteenth year, coming to the United States in 1834. He first located in the city of Philadelphia, Penn., where he completed his trade, that of baker, having served an apprenticeship in his native country. He engaged at his trade in various places until 1838, when he removed to Paducah, which place has since been his home. In Paducah, Mr. Fisher engaged in the bakery business for several years, but in 1857 he established a brewery, which he conducted for some sixteen or more years. He is now the proprietor of a bakery and confectionery store on the corner of Court and Locust Streets. Mr. Fisher is a gentleman of good discriminative powers, of public spirit, and is one of the most worthy citizens of Paducah. His administrative ability was early utilized in the management of the public matters of this city, and his name is found among the first boards of trustees of the town of Paducah; later as a member of the city council for four years; then in 1863 he was elected to the office of mayor of this city, serving two terms and ending in 1867. In 1874 he was a third time honored with the mayoralty of Paducah, acquitting himself with credit in all his various public services, including the responsibility of the office of collector of the city tax. Mr. Fisher was married in McCracken County, in 1842, to Miss Mary F. Greif. Of the nine children born to them, five are living.

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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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