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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 SIEBERT, broker, Etna, was born Oct. 28, 1842, in Hitzerode, Kurhessen, Germany, a son of William and Catharine (Dieterich) Siebert. William was a native of Shaffenhausen, and came to America when John was two years of age. He was a stone mason and contractor, a business he followed in Etna, where he lived for many years. He and his wife were parents of seven children, all living. Of these John was educated here, and in the west he learned engineering. After an absence of seven years he returned to Pennsylvania, where he was engaged in the oil business for fifteen years. He is now operating in the Oil Exchange, and resides in Etna. He married Bertha, daughter of John Eisengart. Mr. Siebert is a member of the G. A. R., the A. F. & A. M., I. O. O. F. and K. of P. In 1861 he enlisted in Co. C, 10th P. R., and served three years. He participated in all the battles of the Potomac, serving the last eight months in Battery D, 5th U. S., on detached duty. 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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