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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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EARNEST C. A. BUCH, heater in rolling-mill, 726 W. Carson street, Pittsburgh, a son of Frederick W. Buch, was born in Prussia in 1825. He came with his parents to this country in 1852, and settled in Allegheny county. They had eight children: John H. C., I. F. A. (deceased), J. H. E., Earnest C. A., a daughter that died in infancy, Louisa (deceased), J. C. H. and Frederick W., Jr. Frederick W. was a saddler by trade, and died in 1854, at the age of thirty-eight years; his widow is still living, aged seventy years. Earnest C. A. Buch learned the glass-manufacturing business, but in 1860 commenced work in the rolling-mill, which occupation he has since followed, except six years he was engaged in the glass business; he is now a heater in Painter’s rolling-mill. He married, Dec. 24, 1867, Philomena, daughter of Francis and Mary A. Snyder, and their children are Esther C., Elmer E., Augustus A., George F., Park A. and Charlotte E. Mr. Buch is a member of the A. O. U. W., the Heptasophs and the Amalgamated association. By industry and perseverance he is now the owner of a very pleasanthome in Chartiers township, and a good business house in Pittsburgh.

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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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