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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 SENGER, ice-dealer, post office Chartiers, a son of Christian (a farmer) and Catherine Senger, was born in Alsace, France (now Germany), in 1840, and came to this country in 1844, settling in this county. Christian died in 1861 at the age of fifty-eight years, his wife in 1850. They had eight children, three of whom are living: George, Louis and Antonius. Louis Senger was reared on a farm, and at the age of eighteen years learned blacksmithing, which he followed until 1874, when he engaged in his present ice business. He married, April 9, 1861, Elizabeth, daughter of John and Mary A. Jackel, and they had following-named children: Catherine (deceased); Magdalena, wife of John E. McKernan; Mary A., wife of Michael J. Beck; Philomena (deceased), Louis (deceased), Sophia E., William L., Joseph A., Andrew A., George C., Cecelia C. and one that died in infancy.

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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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