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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 C. SHULTZ, engineer, post office Homestead, was born Nov. 14, 1846, in Harrisburg, a son of Jacob Shultz. He was educated in his native town, and learned the machinist’s trade in Williamsport, Pa., where he worked four years. He then worked two years in Galesburg, Ill., and Burlington, Iowa, coming back to Williamsport; but in a short time he returned to the west. After remaining a year and a half he again came east, and in Pittsburgh worked with McIntosh, Hempell & Co. until September, 1882. At that time he removed to Homestead, and became foreman of the machine-shop, which position he fills to the present time, having two foremen under him, and is now master mechanic. In Pittsburgh he married Jennie Jeffriss, and their union was blessed with five children: Frank, Ada, Harry and James (twins) and Wallace. Mr. Shultz was a soldier in the civil war, served during the one hundred days in Co. A, 194th P. V. He is a member of the I. O. O.F. and Jr. O. U. A. M., and is a Knight of the Golden Eagle.

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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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