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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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H. W. HITZROT, physician, McKeesport, is a native of Prussia, and received a classical education at the University of Berlin. In 1867 he came to America, and located in Johnstown, Pa., where he secured a position as clerk in a drugstore, and was afterward employed in the offices of the Cambria Iron company. In the fall of 1871 he located in McKeesport, where he engaged in the drug business, in which he continued up to 1878. In the meantime he had read medicine, and in 1880 graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Md. In the spring of the same year he began the practice of his profession in McKeesport, where he has built up a large and lucrative practice. Dr. Hitzrot has always taken an active interest in the advancement of McKeesport and its citizens. He is president of the Union Savings Fund & Loan association, of which he was the founder, and is also a director of the Bank of McKeesport. He is surgeon of the National Tube-works and Rolling-mills, a member of the American Medical association and Allegheny County Medical society. In politics he is a democrat.

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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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