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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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J. J. MILLER, attorney at law, Pittsburgh, was born near Somerset, in Somerset county Pa., Aug. 22, 1857, of Pennsylvania German descent. In his boyhood he labored on his father’s farm, and attended the common schools of his neighborhood. He attended the Somerset Academy, and graduated from the State Normal College at Indiana, Pa., in 1879. From 1871 to 1884 he was engaged during a portion of each year in teaching common schools. During the last four years of his school work he was principal and superintendent of one of the largest graded schools in Pittsburgh. He read law with Judge William J. Baer, of Somerset, and was admitted to the bar of Somerset county in 1883, and the bar of Allegheny county in July, 1884, since which time he has been engaged in practice in Pittsburgh.

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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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