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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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B. BANDI, proprietor of the Bell Hotel, Fetterman, was born in Switzerland in 1837, son of John Bandi, contractor, who had three sons. Benedick, the youngest, immigrated to America March 12, 1857, settled in Allegheny City, and was employed in the dairy business. In 1861 he enlisted in the war for three years, and after he returned he continued dairying. He married Philomina, daughter of Peter Wagner, and they had eight children, two of whom are living: John and Joseph. Mr. Bandi purchased fifty acres of land in West Liberty borough, and his present property in 1884. His hotel is centrally located in the borough, and receives good patronage. He is a member of the G. A. R., is a Catholic and a democrat.

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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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