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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 RINARD, superintendent of the converting department in the Edgar Thomson Steel-works, Braddock, was born in Bedford county, Pa., March 4, 1840, a son of George and Ann (Cogan) Rinard, the parents of thirteen children, of whom John is fourth in order of birth. George Rinard is a carpenter by trade, and is now a resident of Bedford county, Pa. John Rinard was educated at the common schools, and early in life commenced working in iron, being employed by King & Bolis, of Bedford county. In 1863 he entered the employ of the Cambria Iron works, where he remained until 1875, in which year he accepted his present position. In 1861 Mr. Rinard enlisted in Co. G, 12th Reserves, serving three months, and then re-enlisted in Co. D, 79th P. V. I.; was wounded at Chaplin Hill, Ky., in October, 1862, and was honorably discharged from the service in 1863. He was married May 19, 1864, to Lucinda, daughter of Mathias Speigleinger, and four children were born to them, three now living: James M., William E. and Charles C. Mr. Rinard is a F. & A. M., and a member of the A. O. U. W. He is a member of the Presbyterian Church, and 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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