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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 KRAUTH, butcher, Tarentum, is a native of Rottenburg, Germany, born June 21, 1823, a son of Jacob and Ursula Krauth, former of whom died in Germany. The widow came to this country with her children, and settled, in 1842, at Louisville, Ky., where they remained four years; then removed to Pittsburgh, and thence to Tarentum in 1849, when John commenced business as a butcher. The names of the children are Jacob, of Louisville, Ky.; Maria, who died in Germany; Barbara, now Mrs. J. Boyer, of Pittsburgh; John and Fred. John married, in 1848, Barbara A. Fause, of Pittsburgh, who was born July 18, 1822, and they located in Tarentum, where they still live. They have one child, John, who was born in Tarentum, Dec. 16, 1849, and married Mary Nicolas, who was born Aug. 4, 1847, at Gross-Baden, Germany, and they now have four children, all born at Tarentum: Anna Mary, June 16, 1875; Anna Barbara, July 16, 1877; Clare Mathilde, Sept. 5, 1883, and George John, Dec. 5, 1885. All are members of the Presbyterian Church.

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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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