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Page 815 of History of Daviess County, Kentucky, together with sketches of its cities, villages, and townships, educational religious, civil military, and political history, portraits of prominent persons, biographies of representative citizens, and an outline history of Kentucky.

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UPPER TOWN PRECINCT. Jacob Leib/fried was born in Wurtemberg, Germany, Oct. 15, 1819. He came to America in 1849, landed in New York, and a few days later came to Louisville, Ky. He remained there two years, working at the boot and shoe maker's trade, and in 1851 came to Owensboro, where he worked at his trade sixteen years. He then bought a farm of forty-eight acres, two miles southeast of Owensboro, where lhe now has 120 acres of well-improved land. About twelve years ago he discovered a three-foot vein of coal of a good quality on his land. He has rented it and gets one cent per bushel for all the coal mined. In 1854 he married Katie Knoll, a native of Hesse, Germany, born in 1832. Nine children were born to them-William, Lettie, Lizzie, Jacob, Charles, Mary, Rose, Henry, George. Mrs. Leibfried died Aug. 2, 1879. Mr. Leibfried is a member of the Harigari Lodge, Owensboro. James B. Long, born in Shelby County, Ky., March 30, 1821, came to Daviess County with his parents in 1828. His parents both died in 1830, his father on a steamboat, while en route to Louisville, and his mother in this county. They had a family of three children-James B., John G. and Nicholas. James B. was married Feb. 1, 1842, to Elizabeth C. Howard, a native of Daviess County, born Oct. 25, 1824. They have five children-John G., Howard T., Katie (now Mrs. E. J. Ford), Thomas S. and Laura G. Mr. Long is by trade a brickmason. In 1860 he bought the farm of 185 acres, where he now resides, about four miles east of Owens. -boro. He and his wife are members of the Baptist church. They are also, with their son and daughter, Thomas and Laura, members of Lostutter Lodge, No. 1,127, I. 0. G. T. Mrs. Long's parents came from North Carolina, about sixty-five years ago. Her father, Rev. John G. Howard, was a minister of the Baptist church about forty years, and died in Owensboro, in 1874. Mrs. Long is the only child now living. William Losteutter, son of John and Delila (Robertson) Lostutter, was born in Rising Sun, Ind., April 27, 1840. He camie to Davies County in 1874, and bought a farm of 240 acres, five miles east of Owensboro. March 16, 1867, he married Rebecca J. Hetnphill, a native of Rising Sun, born Jan. 17, 1848. They have four chil- dren--Harry H., born March 24, 1868; Carroll C., June 4, 1871; William T., Oct. 10, 1873; John R., Nov. 5, 1878. Mrs. Lostutter's parents are residents of Indiana. They have eight children-Re- becca J., William T., Mary E., Joseph P. (Auditor of Ohio County, Ind.), James S., Lucy A., Fannie B. and Grant. Mr. Lostutter is a member of the I. 0. 0. F. fraternity. 815