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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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D. MARTIN MILLER, attorney at law, Glenshaw, was born Dec. 23, 1860, in Shaler. His grandfather, Adam Miller, who was a native of Alsace, France (now Germany), emigrated to America with his wife and children, and located in Allegheny county, where he followed the wagon-maker’s trade, which he had learned in France. Eventually he purchased a farm of one hundred acres of Shaw, Bradford & Co., in Indiana township, where he lived with his family until his death, when he was seventy-eight years of age. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of Etna. His wife, Magdalena (Munck), died at the age of seventy-three years. Of their children, three were sons, Adam J. and George being now residents of Ohio. The daughters all settled in this vicinity except Mrs. Rachel Nerhbas, who went to Nebraska. The other daughters are Mrs. Charlotte Metz, Mrs. Sophia Hieber, Mrs. Lena Schuetz, Mrs. Carolina Schuetz and Mrs. Margaret Siebert. The third son, Charles, the father of D. Martin, was born in France; came to America at the age of nine; married Rachel Grim, who died young, leaving two sons and one daughter: John F., Callie S. and D. Martin, who is an attorney at law. The father married for his second wife Catharine Daly. He died Dec. 10, 1881, leaving her and her four children, viz.: Mary, Rachel, Harry and Sadie.

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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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