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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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F. MANKEDICK, farmer, Sturgeon, was born in Prussia in 1834, the youngest of the nine children of William Mankedick. In 1852 he came to Allegheny county, where he was joined in 1854 by his father and the rest of his brothers and sisters. For eighteen years he was engaged in mining and mercantile business in Pittsburgh; for thirteen years he followed huckstering; in 1872 he came to his present location and opened up what is now known as the Star coal-mines. He is recognized as one of the successful business men of Allegheny county. In 1856 Mr. Mankedick married Caroline Kenneweg, and has four children living: William, Edward, Matilda and Clara. He superintends the work in his mines and store, and ships his coal to Chicago and Columbus. He is a democrat, and has been postmaster at Sturgeon since 1885.

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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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