Source; Biographical Sketches
from, "Kentucky, History of the State"
Main Author; William Henry Perrin 1887
Submitted By : Vera Burnham June 28, 2002
Frederick Kamleiter of the city of Paducah, Ky. was born in Bavaria, Germany, in the year 1840, and came thence to the United States in 1856. In that year he located in the town of Cairo, Ill. where he was variously employed until the breaking out of the civil war in 1861. He then enlisted in the Federal Army as a member of Company M. sharpshooters in the Fourth Missouri Infantry in the three months service. At the expiration of his term of enlistment he joined the Second Illinois Artillery, Battery C. from which he was mustered out at Springfield, Illinois at the close of the war. Among the various battles in which he took part were those of Fort Donelson, Pittsburg Landing, Corinth, Miss., and Springfield, Mo. Since January, 1866, Mr. Kamlieter has been a resident of Paducah, where for a few years he was employed as a salesman in a merchantile house. About 1868 he established himself in business which has grown from a limited trade on a small capital to one of the first houses in the city. He is located on the corner of Locust and Adams Streets, Nos. 110,112. and 114 and deals in groceries, provisions, and feed. Mr. Kamleiter is now serving his second term as a member of the city council, representing the Fourth Ward. He is a member of the German Luthern Church, A.D. &A.M.., I.O.O.F., A.O.U.W. and K.of H.. He was married in Paducah, in 1868, to Miss Margaret, daughter of Tobias Beyer a native of Germany. Their children are Katie, Louisa and Henry.