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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 CHR. KLEIN, merchant, post office Carrick, was born Feb. 22, 1822, in Saxony, Germany, a son of Johan Cristoph and Amelia Klein, who had five children: John C., William B., Frederick C., Carl C. and Mrs. Amalia T. Lanch. Of these John C. learned the machinist’s trade, and traveled six years in Germany. He served three years in the German army with infantry and artillery, and in May, 1847, came to America, where he followed his trade, in Allegheny, one year. After working at same for eight years he embarked in the heavy hardware business in Birmingham, and of his firm he is yet the senior member. He married Louise Brackenmiser, and their children were William B., Gustav A. and Frederick C., a bright young man, who died at the age of twenty-six. After the death of his first wife Mr. Klein married Rebecca Braun, and six children blessed their union: Frederick, Ida, Johan C., Emma, Bertha and Edward. Mr. and Mrs. Klein are members of the Protestant Church. He is a member of the I. O. O. F. and of the Turnverein.

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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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