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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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VALENTINE SCHEIDE, gardener, post office West View, was born June 17, 1862, in Pittsburgh, Pa., a son of Valentine Scheide, Sr., who was born in Kirchen Holland, Bavaria, Germany. Valentine, Sr., was a shoemaker by trade, and lived several years in Switzerland, coming to America forty years ago. He followed his trade for many years on Fifth avenue, Pittsburgh, but later removed to Squirrel Hill, where he operated a coal-bank. He came to Boss township in 1870, where he purchased twenty acres of land, which is principally laid out in fruit and vegetable gardens. He married Miss Jacoby, a native of Saxony, and they had one son, Valentine. The father died July 19, 1883; the mother is still living. Our subject was educated at Curry Institute, this county. He has been a practical gardener on a large scale, and is a very successful man. He married Emalia, daughter of John Knodler, and they have two children: Theodore Ernest, born May 29, 1886, and Anna Barbara, born July 7, 1888. Mr. Scheide is a member of the Jr. O. U. A. M., and 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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