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Below is a family biography from the book, History of Kentucky, Edition 7 by J. H. Battle, W. H. Perrin and G. C. Kniffin and published by F. A. Battey Publishing Company in 1887.  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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REV. R. KOESTLIN was born at Metzingen, in Wurtemberg, Germany, May 22, 1845, and is a son of Dr. William and Louisa (Heerbrand) Koestlin. He absolved the College of Humaniora at Stuttgard and the university of his kingdom, and served afterward, from 1866 to 1868, as lieutenant in the Second Sharpshooter Battalion of Wurtemberg. Our subject immigrated to the United States in 1868 (February 20), and landed at New York, from which place he went to Baltimore, where he was engaged first on a newspaper, but subsequently entered the ministry in the German Protestant Church. He labored in Princeton, Ind., one year, and nine months at Lawrenceburg, Ind. He then removed to North Amherst, Ohio, where he remained three years, going from there to Middletown, same State, where he organized a new congregation and built a church. He was then called to St. John’s German Protestant Church, at Newport, Ky., and remained there five years. In December, 1882, he moved to Alexandria, where he still resides as minister of the St. Paul’s German Protestant Church, and correspondent of native and foreign newspapers. He has been very active in his labors as a minister in his allotted field. In September, 1868, he married Anna Newman, and two children have been born to them, viz.: William, who is seventeen years old, and Freddie, eleven years of age.

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This family biography is one of 41 biographies included in the Campbell County, Kentucky section of the book, The History of Kentucky, Edition 7 published in 1887 by F. A. Battey Publishing Company.  For the complete description, click here: History of Kentucky, Edition 7

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