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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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JOSEPH MILLER, hotel-keeper, post office Herron, is a son of George and Frances (Wahl) Miller, natives of France, who immigrated to America in 1839, and settled in Pittsburgh. George followed gardening, and in 1853 purchased a farm in Ross township, where he has since resided. He is the father of nine children: John; Mary E., wife of Joseph Begenwall; Andrew, William, Josephine, Rosa B., Burnhart and Frank, at home, and our subject, who was born June 10, 1849, in Pittsburgh, but was reared and educated in Ross township. In 1866 he commenced to learn the carpenter’s trade, and followed it for seventeen years. In 1881 he engaged in the hotel business at Eleven-Mile House, in Hampton township, and continued until 1883, when he moved to his present location. In 1871 he married Miss Annie, daughter of John Lovitt, of Blair county. She died in 1872, leaving no children. Mr. Miller married, in 1876, for his second wife Ella, daughter of John and Susan (Good) Keown, of Ross township. They have two children: Susan Frances and Ella T., who are at home. Our subject has held the offices of supervisor of Ross township and school director of Hampton township for three years. He and family are members of St. Mary’s Church, of Pine Creek.

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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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