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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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CHARLES M. SCHWAB, superintendent of steelworks, post office Munhall, was born Feb. 18, 1862, in Williamsburg, Blair county, Pa., a son of John A. Schwab, also a native of the above place, and of German descent. The subject of these lines has always been a lover of books, and is a graduate of St. Francis College, Loretto, class of 1879. Immediately after graduating he engaged in civil and mechanical engineering at the Edgar Thomson Steel-works in Braddock, where he was actively engaged in the construction of blast-furnaces and new rail-mill. He soon attracted the attention of his superiors, who afforded him every opportunity to develop and climb higher and higher. He was appointed general superintendent of the Homestead Steel-works in January, 1888, and now occupies that position. Mr. Schwab is generally known as the youngest steel manager in the country, being at the time of his appointment at Homestead but twenty-six years old.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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