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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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JOHN A. TITZEL, chemist, Glenshaw, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of John and Elmina J. (Baker) Titzel. The family are of German and Scotch-Irish descent, and lived near Baltimore before the Revolution. After the war they removed to Juniata county, Pa., where they farmed. John, the father, learned the trade of mechanic; he came to Pittsburgh before the fire of 1845, where he is interested in the iron business, and has been a master mechanic for many years; he is now with Howe, Brown & Co. John A. Titzel learned the druggist’s trade, and followed it nine years. He eventually engaged in the varnish business, and is now foreman of the Eagle Paint & Varnish Works of Pittsburgh. He has invented a process to utilize vulcanized rubber, and has made other inventions; has taken out three patents, which produce him a good royalty. He married Mary M. Seibert, and four children have blessed this union: John A., Jr., Sadie E., Mary E. and Mansfield B. Mr. Titzel is a member of Jr. O. U. A. M., a charter member of the Jacksonian Club and Garfield Lodge of Sovereigns of Industry.

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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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