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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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THE MEINERT FAMILY. Since 1846 this family has been represented in Allegheny county, Pa. In that year John Meinert, a native of Prussia, came to America and located in Allegheny county. He purchased, in 1860, fifty acres of land in Indiana township (now O’Hara), afterward making additional purchases of sixty acres. He married Frances Lengler, of Bavaria, Germany, and eight children were born to them, seven of whom are living, three sons and four daughters. John died in 1881, aged sixty-three years; his widow survives him. John Adam, who now resides on part of the homestead tract, was born in Sharpsburg in 1850, and when two years of age was brought by his parents to O’Hara township. He now owns thirty acres of his father’s farm. In 1876 he married Kate, daughter of Henry Myers, and six children have blessed their union: Mary, Annie, Rosa, Birdie, John and Michael.

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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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