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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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LOUIS ROTT, cashier, Homestead, was born Oct. 22, 1844, in Badenhausen, near Hartz, Germany, a son of Christian and Louise (Mahn) Rott, natives of the above-named place, where the former thoroughly learned the blacksmith’s trade, which later he followed in Pittsburgh for Newmyer & Graff. Mr. and Mrs. Rott had three children: Frederick, Christian and Louis. Louis received his education in Pittsburgh, and learned the retail drug business with W. J. Redcliff, with whom he was six years. He then served sixteen years with B. L. Fahnestock in the same business, and six years ago came to Homestead, where he opened a drugstore, in which he still retains an interest. His excellent character in both social and business circles preceded him, and he is today one of the foremost men of the town. He started the I. O. O. F., of which he has been secretary four years. He is a charter member of Boaz Council of the R. A., the I. O. H., a member of the Golden Eagle, the Stuckrath, and the Masonic fraternity. Since the organization of the First National Bank, Jan. 3, 1888, he has been cashier in that institution. In 1876 Mr. Rott married Arabella J. McCandless, who has borne him four sons: Louis Ed., Robert George, Charles H. and Albert J.

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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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