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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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H. W. OCHSE, merchant, Etna, was born Feb. 13, 1850, in Etna, Pa., a son of Henry Ochse, a native of Hessen, Germany, who came to this county at the age of eighteen years. Henry was a heater in Spang’s mill for about twenty years, and has been identified with every interest of Etna. He was the first burgess of the borough, was councilman for many years, besides filling other offices of trust. He married Maria, daughter of Samuel Sutter, who came to Etna in 1827. Their children now living are Charles D., Henry W., Samuel J., Wilhelmine S., Mary F., Emma E. and Louise R. His eldest son, John J., gave up his life in the service of his country. Mr. Ochse and family are active members of the German Church of Etna. Henry W. is one of the enterprising merchants of Etna, with whose growth he has been closely connected. He married, April 11, 1872, Julia D., a daughter of Jacob Newmaster. Mr. Ochse is an ardent 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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