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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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CHARLES ZUMPFT, manufacturer, Sharpsburg, was born in Minden, Prussia, in 1847, the sixth child of August and Amelia (Blum) Zumpft, the former by occupation a railroad purchasing-agent in Germany. Charles was educated in his native land, and is a graduate of the gymnasium school of Prussia. In 1866 he immigrated to America, and located in Sharpsburg, where from 1866 to 1875 he was employed in the oil business. In 1875 he commenced his present business, manufacturing varnishes, japans, etc., in partnership with his brother. He married Mary, daughter of James Kay, a resident of Sharpsburg, and six children were born to them, three of whom are living: Mamie, Bessie and Charlie. Mr. Zumpft is a Freemason, 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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