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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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SAMUEL MEYER, farmer, post office Sharpsburg, a well-to-do citizen of O’Hara township, was born in Switzerland in 1841, a son of Christian Meyer, who came to America with his wife and family in 1855, and soon after located in Sharpsburg, Allegheny county, Pa. Samuel received his education partly in Switzerland and partly in Sharpsburg, and has followed farming and gardening. He married, in 1867, Anna Stamm, and to them have been born six children. Mr. Meyer purchased his present farm of 103 acres in 1880. He has always taken an active part in public affairs, and for seven years was school director in his township, and also served on the tri-annual assessment of his township. He is a member of the Reformed Church, and 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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