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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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HENRY MORWESSEL, the subject of this sketch, was born and reared in Covington, Ky. He visited the common schools of that city, and at the age of fourteen took a thorough course of business instruction at Morton’s College, located at Covington. He found employment in a drug store, and after twelve years of faithful service with his first and only employer he opened a drug store on his own account at the southwest corner of Sixth and Russell Streets. He passed a successful and creditable examination, and graduated from the Cincinnati School of Pharmacy, which institution he had visited for the period of three years. A full and complete line of pure chemicals, drugs and pharmaceutical preparations is constantly kept in stock at his store, and, the personal attention of Mr. Morwessel being given to the purchase of all goods, only the products of the best known manufacturers are handled, the intention being to retain the cordial relations existing between himself and his customers. The displays of fancy and toilet articles and perfumery embrace everything charming and artistic. The compounding of prescriptions gives ample scope for the exercise of the thorough and searching knowledge of the profession which has given the proprietor such preference and favor with physicians.

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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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