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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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WILLIAM WIEGEL, boat builder and grocer, Elizabeth, is a son of John and Ann (Redlingshafer) Wiegel, natives of Washington county, Pa., and now residents of this borough. He was born Dec. 22, 1852, at Fayette City, Fayette county, but was reared in Brownsville, and is a shipbuilder by trade. He moved to Elizabeth borough in 1874, and was employed by Joseph Walton & Co., as calker, for seven years. In 1882 he established his present grocery business, and in 1887, in connection with four of his brothers, leased the property known as the Large saw mills. They are extensive builders of barges and coal boats. In 1873 he was married to Anna, daughter of Henry and Ann (Hutchinson) Storey, of Elizabeth borough. They have four living children — George J., Blanche, Helen and Lillian. He is a member of the Old Monongahela Lodge, No. 209, I. O. O. F.; he and family are members of the M. E. Church.

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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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