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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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CHRISTIAN KIRCHER, contractor, post office McKee’s Rocks, a son of Adam M. and Elizabeth Kircher, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., March 17, 1858. His parents were born in Germany, came to this country in 1855, and settled in Allegheny county. His father was a blacksmith in Anderson & Dupuy’s steel works from the time he came to this country until his death, which occurred in October, 1881,when he was aged fifty years; his widow is still living in Pittsburgh. Their children are Christian, George, Peter, Louis, Lizzie, Lotta and William (deceased). Christian commenced work in Anderson & Dupuy’s rolling-mill before he was thirteen years old, and has remained with the firm ever since. He holds the position of contractor for the agricultural shear department of the steel works, takes the contracts of the firm, and furnishes his own men; he employs about thirty-five men. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and O. U. A. M. In June, 1885, he married Lulu, daughter of Joseph and Kate Stetler, of this county.

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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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