Need help researching Joseph Biggers and his wife Mary Weber, Germans who immigrated c. 1860 and died in Louisville, KY?

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Joseph Biggars

United States Census, 1880

Name Joseph Biggars
Event Type Census
Event Date 1880
Event Place Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States
Gender Male
Age 41
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) W
Occupation House Painter
Relationship to Head of Household Self
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Self
Birth Year (Estimated) 1839
Birthplace Germany
Father's Birthplace Germany
Mother's Birthplace Germany
Sheet Letter D
Sheet Number 235
Person Number 0
Volume 2






Joseph Biggars Self M 41 Germany
Mary Biggars Wife F 31 Germany
Henry Biggars Son M 17 Ohio, United States
Katie Biggars Daughter F 12 Ohio, United States
George Biggars Son M 9 Kentucky, United States
Lizzie Biggars Daughter F 6 Kentucky, United States
Anna Biggars Daughter F 3 Kentucky, United States

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"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 August 2017), Joseph Biggars, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States; citing enumeration district ED 117, sheet 235D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0422; FHL microfilm 1,254,422.


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United States Census, 1880

District ED 117
Sheet Number and Letter 235D
Household ID 13577586
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number T9
Affiliate Film Number 0422
GS Film Number 1254422
Digital Folder Number 005160682
Image Number 00788
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
All of this information seems to be covered in the profile already (even though the profile is not sourced).
Would not the 1880 US Census be considered a source?
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Joseph Biggers

Find A Grave Index

Name Joseph Biggers
Event Type Burial
Event Place Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States of America
Photograph Included Y
Affiliate Record Identifier 61199345
Cemetery Saint Louis Cemetery

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"Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch( : 13 December 2015), Joseph Biggers, ; Burial, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States of America, Saint Louis Cemetery; citing record ID 61199345, Find a Grave,

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by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.3m points)
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Thank you for the answers. I'm trying to find our where in Ohio the first son and daughter were born and where in Germany their parents immigrated from. Any suggestions?
by Kathie Martin G2G1 (1.8k points)
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Kathie, Joseph was in Hamilton County, Ohio in 1863. He fought in the Civil War so likely his wife and young children remained their while he served. I have placed the sources under Research Notes on the Profile for you to use as you see fit.
by Nancy Thomas G2G6 Mach 7 (75.6k points)
Oh My Gosh! Thank you so very much for this. I had some documentation that a Joseph Biggers served in the Civil War, but I wasn't sure it was the same Joseph, as he was a recent immigrant from Germany. Your help was so great.

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