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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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FREDERICK W. BEALAFELD, butcher, Verona, was born in Wilkinsburg, Pa., May 19, 1858. He is the son of August and Louisa Bealafeld, natives of Berlin, Prussia. When eleven years old Frederick went to work for a butcher; a year and a half later he was employed as a section hand by the P. R. R. Co., and to better himself again went to work for a butcher, and has followed the business ever since. He began business for himself in Verona May 17, 1881. Two years later he built a market and residence on Railroad avenue, where he now resides. In 1888 he went into the real-estate brokerage business in connection with the butchering, and is very successful. In the same year, 1888, he met with a loss of over six thousand dollars by fire, by indorsements and otherwise, yet he is worth over fifteen thousand dollars. Jan. 8, 1880, he was married to Mary D. Heuggi, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Heuggi, of Germany. Two daughters bless the home of Mr. Bealafeld, named Hilda and Clara; two sons, Herbert and Raymond, died in infancy.

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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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