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Below is a family biography included in The History of Posey County, Indiana by John C. Leffel and published by Standard Publishing Company in 1913.  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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Dr. Arno Klein was born in Mt. Vernon, Ind., in 1886, of German parentage, his father, Charles P. Klein, having been born in Rhine-Essen, Germany. His mother, formerly Miss Katherine M. Schwerdt, was born in Evansville, Ind., and is also of German descent. The parents came to Mt. Vernon thirty-three years ago, where the father has been and is still engaged in the grocery business on a large scale; Arno graduated in the Mt. Vernon High School, attended Culver (Ind.) Military Academy three years, and then spent eight and one-half months traveling in Germany and Switzerland. Upon his return from Europe he entered the Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, remaining till he graduated, and then served four years as interne in the hospital connected with the school. Not getting just what he wanted there he went to Williamsport, Pa., and served one year as interne in the hospital at that place. He began the practice of his profession in Mt. Vernon in 1912. He was married in February, 1913, to Miss Emily V. Brower, of Williamsport, Pa., so he certainly spent his year in Williamsport hospital to some purpose. He has recently been appointed surgeon in the Indiana National Guard and attached to the First regiment. He is bright, energetic, speaks English and German, and certainly has a bright future before him.

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This family biography is one of 232 biographies included in The History of Posey County, Indiana by John C. Leffel and published in 1913 by Standard Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: Posey County, Indiana History and Genealogy

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