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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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PETER ANTHONY RITTER, news dealer, Verona, was born May 15, 1862, a son of Joseph and Catharine Ritter, a full account of whom is given in their biography. Mr. Ritter received his education at Monroeville, and at the age of twenty-one started a milk dairy, and one year later began tending bar for his brother. In 1884 he bought out J. W. Sadler & Son in the news business, the only place of the kind in Verona, carrying also a stock of school supplies, and he has a prosperous business. He was married, June 18, 1885, to Cornelia Antoinette, daughter of A. J. and Mary Ann (Neelis) Verner, natives of Pittsburgh, and one child, Mattie Verner, has been born to this union. Mr. and Mrs. Ritter are members of St. Joseph Catholic Church; he is a democrat; a member of the Emerald Benefit Association.

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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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