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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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AUGUST SIEBERT, farmer, post office Ross, was born Jan. 11, 1844, in Sieferthausen, Kurhessen, Germany, a son of Barthel and Anna (Krause) Siebert, natives of the above-mentioned place, which is named for the family. The paternal grandfather was a fine scholar, and was in the employ of the government. Mr. Barthel Siebert was born Oct. 18, 1812; his wife, Mrs. Anna Siebert, was born Jan. 14, 1820, and with her husband immigrated to America in 1852. They settled in this county, where the father died March 28, 1886. He had been engaged in the dairy business for twenty-six years, was an excellent manager and a highly esteemed man. He reared a family of eight children: Catherine, August, Martha, Elizabeth, Henry, Sarah, Anna Rebecca and Anna Mary. The Siebert family are German Presbyterians, and helped to build the church of which the father was a member until he died.

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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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