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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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HENRY SNITZER, farmer, Dorseyville, was born in Hessen, Germany, in 1829, son of Martin and Ann Eliza (Shaffer) Snitzer, natives of the same place, former of whom died in 1858, aged sixty-six years, the latter in 1878, aged eighty-three years. Martin Snitzer was a farmer and shoemaker, and served twelve years in the army with Napoleon. He and his wife were members of the Presbyterian Church. Mr. Snitzer came to Pittsburgh with his parents when he was nine years of age. They settled in West Deer township, where he received his schooling, and remained with his father until about 1855, when he married Catherine Gumbert, a native of Germany, daughter of John and Catherine Gumbert, both deceased. After marriage he continued farming, adding forty-nine acres to the thirty his father had, and in 1881 he bought forty-six acres more, making in all a fine farm. Mr. and Mrs. Snitzer have eight children: Annie Eliza (Mrs. Herman Dillner), Lewis, Mena (Mrs. Christ Baumgartel), Caroline (Mrs. John Pfirrmann), Martin (died in August, 1887, aged twenty-three years), Henry, Katie and John. The family are connected with the Lutheran Church. Mr. Snitzer was formerly a democrat, now a republican.

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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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