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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 G. OEFFNER, justice of the peace, Homestead, was born in Pittsburgh, on the site of old Fort Duquesne. His father, John F. Oeffner, native of Germany, came to America in 1851, and is yet a well-known resident of Pittsburgh. John G. was educated in his native city, where he afterward became interested in the oil business, being a wholesale jobber for three years. He then became a general contractor of bricklaying, which he followed for seven years, and during that time superintended the construction of the brick buildings at the Homestead Steel-mills. He has been a resident of Homestead for a number of years, and in 1886 was elected justice of the peace, which position he has filled with tact and ability. He is also in the insurance business, representing the Germania, New York, and Dwelling House, Boston, Mass. Mr. Oeffner is one of the stockholders and directors of the First National Bank at Homestead. He is a member of the K. of P., K. of G. E., Mystic Chain and order of Red Men. 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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