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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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WILLIAM HENRY MALLISEE, miller, post office Murrysville, was born in Pittsburgh May 29, 1852. His parents, Henry and Deliah (Deal) Mallisee, natives of Pittsburgh and Westmoreland county, respectively, now reside on a farm in Plum township, and are of German and Irish descent. W. H. Mallisee was reared in Pittsburgh, and began work at the molder’s trade when eleven years old, following that until 1873. In 1876 he purchased what was known as the Blueball mill, in Patton, which he has since operated. In 1875 he married Margaret Dible, who died the same year, and the next year he married Anna Catharine Dice, a native of Plum. Her father, Enoch, was a son of Peter Dice, whose father came from Germany; her mother, Christina, was a daughter of John Holtzer, whose father, Jacob, was a revolutionary soldier. The wife of the latter was a Miss Pore, of English descent. The Holtzers are no doubt of German ancestry. In politics Mr. Mallisee is a republican. He and Mrs. Mallisee are members of the Presbyterian Church, and 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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