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L. C. Heminger Biography

Scan_Pic1555from Kentucky – A History of the State by Perrin, 1887

Warren County, Kentucky

L. C. Heminger was born in Clearmont County, Ohio, in 1840; he is a son of Andrew H. and Charlotte (Murphy) Heminger, and is of German extraction.  He was reared on the farm.  At eighteen years of age he went to Cincinnati and there served a four years’ apprenticeship at the machinist’s trade.  In 1861 he enlisted in Company B, Fifty-Ninth Ohio Infantry; was at the battles of Ivy Mountain, Shiloh and Danville; was discharged October 4, 1864.  At the close of the rebellion, he resumed his trade and this has since continued, save one year and a half that he was in the grocery business.  In 1872 he came to Bowling Green and for some time was in the employ of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad at this place.  In 1876 he purchased the foundry which he now owns.  He married, in 1869, Emma Carter, a native of Lebanon, Kentucky.  Seven children have been born to this union:  Charles, Orlando, Robert, Louis, Mamie, Florence and Rowland.  He is a Republican, and one of the leading machinists of Bowling Green.

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