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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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SAMUEL HAUDENSHIELD, farmer, post office Green Tree, was born in this county, a son of John Haudenshield, who, when nine years of age, came with his parents from Switzerland to America. Samuel, the pioneer of this family, was an iron worker, and later in life purchased a farm in Scott township, where he resided until his death, in 1868, when he was seventy-nine years of age. John was reared on a farm, and in 1854 purchased twenty-seven acres of land in Scott township, on which he resided and worked with profit until his death. He married Sabina Prager, of German birth, and by her had six children, five of whom are now living, and whose names and dates of birth are as follows: Samuel, 1859; John, 1861; Jacob, 1863; Charles, 1865, and William, 1868. The father of these children died June 10, 1882, aged sixty-two years. His wife died in 1877, aged forty-eight years. The family are members of the G. R. Church. Mr. Haudenshield is a republican.

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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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