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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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FERDINAND MALSCH, butcher, Allegheny, is a son of G. Friedrich and Elizabeth Malsch, and was born in Germany in 1842. His father died in Germany in 1851, and in 1853 his mother, with her little family of three children, came to America, first settling in Cleveland, Ohio, where they remained two years, then came to Pittsburgh, where she still resides at the age of seventy-five years. Ferd. Malsch was married Aug. 29, 1865, to Margaret, daughter of Jacob Sadler, and six children have been born to this union: Frederick, Gustave, Alma, John, William and Henry. Mr. Malsch has followed the butchering business since he was sixteen years of age, first working for Philip Wilz, in Pittsburgh, afterward becoming his partner. In 1865 he severed his connection with Mr. Witl, and moved to Allegheny, where he still follows his old business. He is a F. & A. M., and is a member and one of the founders of St. Peter’s G. E. L. Church in Allegheny.

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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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