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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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J. L. ROLSHOUSE, superintendent of Allegheny City Home, at Claremont, post office Hoboken, was born February 5, 1841, in Allegheny City. His father, J. G. Rolshouse, came from Germany to America when seventeen years of age, located in Allegheny City, Pa., and engaged in farming and other business. He is still living. He married Margaret, daughter of Robert Frazier, of Gettysburg, Pa., and ten children were born to them. J. L., the eldest, was educated in the public schools, and engaged in farming and merchandising. He has been identified with the Allegheny City Home since 1881, at which time he was superintendent of the farming, and was appointed to his present position in 1886. Mr. Rolshouse married, in 1866, Isabella Heaslet, and six children have been born to them: Amelia, Jennie, John, Annie, Tillie and Maggie. Mr. Rolshouse enlisted in 1864, in Company I, 61st P. V., and served until the close of the war. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. and of the Presbyterian Church; politically he 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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