My Genealogy Hound

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.

* * * *

J. M. SCHNITKER was born in Germany, February 2, 1840, and is a son of J. H. and Elizabeth (Broxterman) Schnitker, the former born in Germany in 1793, and the latter, a native of the same place, was born in 1814. J. M. Schnitker immigrated with his parents to Covington, Ky., in 1847, where he was educated in the Mother of God’s school, and in 1850, at the age of ten years, began to work in a drug store, where he was employed until 1854, when he engaged in the dry goods business at the southeast corner of Pike and Craig Streets, Covington. He continued in the latter place until 1859, when he worked for John Shilito & Co., of Fourth Street, remaining there until he commenced business for himself; in 1867 he opened a dry goods store at 132 Pike Street, where he was engaged until 1870, when he went into the wholesale liquor business; in 1883 he became a partner of J. H. Reinke, and the firm is known as Reinke & Schnitker, wholesale liquor dealers. Mr. Schnitker was married May 31, 1863, to Miss Carrie Birkle, of Covington, who was born in Germany in 1841, and is a daughter of Joseph Birkle, a baker in Covington. Three children have been born to them, viz.: Albert E., J. Joseph and Carrie. Mr. Schnitker is a Catholic, and is a member of the Catholic Knights of America.

* * * *

This family biography is one of 150 biographies included in the Kenton 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

View additional Kenton County, Kentucky family biographies here: Kenton County, Kentucky Biographies

Use the links at the top right of this page to search or browse thousands of other family biographies.