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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 F. BOCK, butcher, Green Tree, was born in Allegheny county, Pa., in 1846. He is a son of Charles F. Bock, who was born in 1818 in Saxony, and married Elizabeth Haudenshield, daughter of Samuel Haudenshield, of this county. Ten children were born to this union, of whom John F. is the eldest; five of these children are now living. The father died in 1863, the mother in 1879, aged fifty-seven years. John F. was educated at the public schools in this county and reared a farmer. He resided in Columbiana county, Ohio, four years, and since 1884 has been successfully engaged in butchering. He married, in 1873, Minnie Wertz, daughter of Gottlieb Wertz, of this county, and they are the parents of seven children: Harrison, Charles G., Ella May, George Elmer, John C., Howard and Bessie. Mr. Bock is a member of the Presbyterian Church. He is a Mason, a member of the A. O. U. W., and 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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