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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 NEUNE, gardener, post office West View, was born Jan. 26, 1826, near Frankfort, Ober-Hessen, Germany, a son of Louis and Kate Neune, who had two children, Conrad and John. The latter was reared and educated in his native land, came to America in 1855, settled in Allegheny City, and finally became gardener for the city poor-farm. After fifteen years, in 1867, he purchased a farm of six acres and commenced gardening for himself. In the course of a year the city poor-farm officials urgently requested him to return, which he did, and gardened for them five years longer, giving general satisfaction. He is a successful gardener and fruit grower. Mr. Neune was married here, to Mrs. Mary Barne, nee Amvoeg, a native of Switzerland, and they have one child, Louis, born Sept. 16, 1862. Mr. and Mrs. Neune are members of the G. L. Church; 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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