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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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GEORGE MILLER, tube-welder, McKeesport, was born in New York city, Sept. 16, 1844, a son of Nathaniel and Jane (Smullen) Miller, natives, respectively, of England and Ireland. He was reared in his native city and Butler county, Pa., and received a limited education in the common schools. During the civil war he served nine months in Co. K, 134th P. V. I., and two years in Co. H, 102d P. V. I.; was wounded in the left hip at the battle of Cedar Creek, Va., and honorably discharged at the close of the war. In 1868 he located in Pittsburgh, and learned the tube-welder’s trade. He came to McKeesport in 1875, where he has since resided, employed in the welding department of the National Tube-works, and is one of the first-class workmen in that department. He married, in August, 1866, Sarah J., daughter of William J. and Mary (Aker) Campbell, of Butler county, Pa., and by her has had nine children: Mary (Mrs. Frank Wheeler), John (deceased), William, Jennie, Emma, Grace, Ada, George (deceased) and Frank. Mr. Miller is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, of the A. O. K. of M. C., K. of P. and I. O. H. He is a republican.

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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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