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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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H. H. MEYER was born in Schwagstorf, Amt Furstenau, Kingdom of Hanover, Germany, in 1815, and is a son of Henry and Catherine (Rolfes) Meyer, of Germany. H. H. Meyer was educated in Germany, and immigrated to America in 1836. He first settled in Cincinnati, where he engaged in making turnpikes for five years; from there he went to Covington, Ky., where he worked as a stone-mason for two years, after which he worked in the City National Bank, attending to all the outside business for fourteen years; he has been agent for R. E. Groesbeck, in Philadelphia, Penn., for property in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kentucky, for forty years. In 1840 he married Antoinette Francisca Rehling, a native of Germany, born in Alfhausen, Amt Berstenbrick, in 1815, and who died in 1873, leaving three children: Lizzie (wife of Henry Duval, of Covington), Kate and Mary. Mr. Meyer is a member of the Mother of God Catholic Church, and treasurer in the church for seven years, and in politics is a Democrat.

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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

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