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Minck, John W.

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Minck, John W.
March 16, 2007 03:26PM
County of Christian, Kentucky. Historical and Biographical. Edited by
William Henry Perrin. F. A. Battey Publishing Co., 1884, pp. 389-390.

JOHN W. MINCK came to Hopkinsville, Ky., in April, 1864, from
Wilmington, Del. His parents were Louis Minck, a native of France, and
Catherine Greiner, who was born in Wurtemberg, Germany. These parents
came to the United States in early life, and were married in the city of
Philadelphia. They afterward settled in Wilmington, Del., where the
father engaged in the butcher business. He died of yellow fever, in the
city of New Orleans, in 1843, while there on business. His widow died
at their home in Wilmington, Del., in the year 1854. Their family
consisted of John W., Louis W. and Rosanna, the latter of whom was
burned to death at the age of three years. John W. was married in
Newark, Del., July 30, 1860, to Miss Hannah Catherine, daughter of
Benjamin and Margaret A. Wilson (nee Caldwell). Mrs. Minck was born in
Newark, De., July 29, 1840; there her parents still reside in advanced
age. Since coming to Hopkinsville, Mr. Minck has been constantly
engaged in conducting a meat market, with business location on Court
Street, and family residence on East Russellville Street. He is a
member of the Masonic fraternity and of the Episcopal Church, and his
wife is an honored member of the church.
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