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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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JOHN B. SHRADER, gardener, post office McKeesport, a son of William and Eliza (Byers) Shrader, was born in 1862, in Forward township, near Elizabeth, Allegheny county. His grandfather, William Shrader, was one of the pioneers of that township, and there William, the father of J. B., was born. His mother was a native of Westmoreland county, Pa. After marriage his parents settled in Forward township, where they reared a family of six children: John B., Frank, Alice, Fred, Bertie and Samuel. William Shrader is now a resident of Lincoln township. John B. Shrader in 1881 married Mary, daughter of Samuel McDonald, of Armstrong county, and located at Elizabeth, where they remained for a year. He then purchased the place now owned by him in Lincoln township, to which he removed and engaged in gardening. Mr. and Mrs. Shrader have one child, Pearl.

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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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