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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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AMOS MILLER, contractor, Wilkinsburg, was born in Hempfield, Westmoreland county, Pa., in 1847, a son of John and Elizabeth (Long) Miller, natives of that county. His grandfather, John Miller, was a blacksmith, and came of German stock. The father and mother now reside on the farm owned by Tobias Long, father of the latter. Amos Miller remained on the home farm till eighteen years old, when he went to learn the carpenter trade, and a year later began building barns for neighboring farmers. In 1874 he came to Wilkinsburg, and was employed as journeyman till 1886, when he began contracting. He was formerly associated with the Lutheran Church, but is now united, along with his family, with the Reformed Church; he is a democrat. Nov. 17, 1870, Mr. Miller was wedded to Sarah J. Steimer, a native of Westmoreland county, and daughter of Jacob G. and Mary Magdalene Steimer, of German descent, and following-named children have been born to this union: Francis Marian, Anna Mary, Sarah Elizabeth, Adda May and Alice Edna, living, and Simon Henry, George Wilson and Emma Jane, deceased.

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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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