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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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LOUIS D. RADZINSKY, physician, McKeesport, was born in Geneva, Switzerland, April 12, 1835, a son of Alexander Julius and Charlotte (De Lisle) Radzinsky, former of whom is a grandson of Gen. Count Johannes Paul Radzinsky (originally, in 1764, spelled Ratchintzky, and modified to Radzinsky during the general’s exile), of Poland, one of the national leaders with Kosciusko. The parents of Louis D. emigrated to America in 1848, located in New York city, and in 1856 removed to Orange, N. J. The subject of this sketch received a classical education at St. Anthony’s College, Geneva, and after a thorough course of instruction in medicine in New York city, graduated from the medical department of the University of the City of New York in 1859. He immediately began the practice of his profession in the same city. At the outbreak of the rebellion he was appointed assistant surgeon to the Thirty-sixth regiment N. Y. V., and resigning in December, 1861, passed the medical examination for regular army corps. He was A. A. surgeon U. S. Army from 1862 to 1864, and assistant surgeon of the Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers from 1864 to 1865; was surgeon of the 104th U. S. Colored regiment, 1865-66; A. A. surgeon U. S. Army 1868, and city physician of health district No. 4, Charleston, S. C., in 1869, and was in practice in that city until 1870. In 1871 he began practice in Brooklyn, N. Y., and has been a member of the Kings County (N. Y.) Medical society since 1873. He located in McKeesport in 1875, where he has since been in active practice. He has been a member of the G. A. R. since 1868; in politics he 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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