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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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WILLIAM ROSE, merchant, McKee’s Rocks, was born in Germany in 1853, a son of Henry and Catharine Rose, and came with his parents to this country in 1856, settling in Allegheny county, Pa. Henry and Catharine Rose had seven children: Conrad, William, Jacob A., John H., Henry, Christ and Lena. William Rose was married, Dec. 27, 1877, to Catharine, daughter of John R. and Catharine Brezger, and they have had three children, viz.; Henry E. (deceased), Estella C. (deceased) and Edna M. From 1885 to 1888 Mr. Rose was engaged in mercantile business, but has recently sold his stock of goods to his brother-in-law, William Brezger. Mr. Rose early in life learned the trade of machinist, and followed it for some time. He recently built a good business block and dwelling on River road, Chartiers. The family are members of the G. L. Church.

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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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