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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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S. SIMON, of the firm of Simon, Huber & Co. (limited), McKeesport, is a native of Russia, where he was reared and educated. He served an apprenticeship of eleven years at the jeweler’s trade, and came to America in 1882, worked as a journeyman for Heeren Bros., Pittsburgh, one year, and in 1883 established himself in business in that city. In 1885 he settled in McKeesport, and opened a jewelry store, which he conducted alone up to the spring of 1888, when he embarked in business with others under the firm name of Simon, Huber & Co., which ranks among the leading jewelry houses of the country. Mr. Simon is a practical workman, and thoroughly understands every feature connected with his business. He has recently invented an attachment, which can be applied to any clock, which will give the exact time of all countries in the world, the difference in time of which can readily be seen at a glance. In January, 1888, he visited New York for the purpose of examining the Turkish and Russian bath establishments of that city and Brooklyn, with the view of erecting a bath house in this city, the project meeting with the approval and hearty endorsement of the people. He at once erected a first-class Turkish and Russian bath-house, which was opened to the public June 1, 1888. Mr. Simon is an energetic business man, speaks fluently six languages, and is a valuable acquisition to the business interests of McKeesport. He is a member of the K. of P. and Heptasophs, and Tree of Life (Hebrew) congregation; 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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