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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 PRAGER, Sharpsburg, Allegheny county, Pa., is a native of Hersbruck, Bavaria, Germany, born in 1822. His father, John George Prager, was a soldier under Bonaparte, participated in the expedition to Russia, the hardships and intense suffering of which are too well known in history to call for mention here. He was a farmer and married Elizabeth Wild, who bore him eight children. In 1848 he immigrated to America, landing in Philadelphia; coming thence to Pittsburgh, and in the following spring purchased a farm in O’Hara township, where he resided until his death, which occurred when he was eighty-three years old. Only three of his sons now survive.

Peter Prager, the subject of this sketch, followed farming for many years, and was also engaged at other occupations. He married, in 1852, Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob Judy, who was an early settler in this county and for many years a gardener on what is now the site of Allegheny City. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Prager: G. H., Lizzie B., William J., Carrie L., George J., Louisa, Herman Ed., Charles and Emma M. Mr. Prager and family are members of the German Lutheran Church; politically 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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