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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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JACOB HUGO, proprietor of a restaurant and saloon, McKeesport, was born near Temperanceville, this county, Dec. 18, 1848, a son of John A. and Mary E. (Ellsesser) Hugo, natives of Bavaria, Germany, who settled, in 1845, in this county, where they reared a family of six children: Jacob, John (deceased), Michael, Lizzie, Mary and Annie. Jacob was reared in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, and for a number of years followed the occupation of a coal miner. He embarked in his present business in McKeesport in 1878, and has had a prosperous trade. He has been twice married; first to Carrie Abrams, by whom he had five children, four living: Maggie, Celia, Agnes and Lawrence; his second wife is Sarah McDermott, by whom he has two children, Hilda and James V. Mr. Hugo 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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