Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA


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Pittsburgh is the second largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with a population of 305,842 and the county seat of Allegheny County. The Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population of 2,659,937 is the largest in both the Ohio Valley and Appalachia and the 20th-largest in the U.S. Pittsburgh is known as both "the Steel City" for its more than 300 steel-related businesses, as well as "the City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. The city features 30 skyscrapers, 2 inclines, a pre-revolutionary fortification and the source of the Ohio River at the confluence of the Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers. This vital link of the Atlantic coast and Midwest through the mineral-rich Alleghenies made the area coveted by the French and British Empires, Virginia, Whiskey Rebels, Civil War raiders and media networks.
Aside from steel, Pittsburgh has led in aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, sports, transportation, computing, autos, and electronics. For much of the 20th century Pittsburgh was behind only New York and Chicago in corporate headquarters employment, second to New York in bank assets and with the most U.S. stockholders per capita. America's 1980s deindustrialization laid off area blue-collar workers and thousands of downtown white-collar workers when the longtime Pittsburgh-based world headquarters of Gulf Oil, Sunbeam, Rockwell and Westinghouse moved. This heritage left the area with renowned museums, medical centers, parks, research centers, libraries, a vibrantly diverse cultural district and the most bars per capita in the U.S.
Pittsburgh has been named America's Most Livable City by Places Rated Almanac, Forbes, and The Economist as National Geographic and Today named the city a top world destination. The area has added over 3,000 hotel rooms in the last decade with higher occupancy than 11 comparable cities.
Google, Apple, Bosch, Disney, Uber, Intel and IBM are among 1,600 technology firms generating $20.7 billion in annual Pittsburgh payrolls, with the area serving as the long-time federal agency headquarters for cyber defense, software engineering, robotics, energy research and the nuclear navy. The area is home to 68 colleges and universities including research and development leaders Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh. The nation's fifth-largest bank, eight Fortune 500 companies, and six of the top 300 US law firms make their global headquarters in the Pittsburgh area, while RAND, BNY Mellon, Nova, FedEx, Bayer and NIOSH have regional bases that helped Pittsburgh become the sixth-best area for U.S. job growth.
The region is a hub for both Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and energy extraction.
Pittsburgh was named in 1758 by General John Forbes, in honor of British statesman William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham. Pittsburgh was incorporated as a township in 1771 and as a borough on April 22, 1794 with the following Act: "Be it enacted by the Pennsylvania State Senate and Pennsylvania House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania...by the authority of the same, that the said town of Pittsburgh shall be...erected into a borough, which shall be called the borough of Pittsburgh for ever."
Pittsburgh is one of the few American cities to be spelled with an h at the end of a burg suffix. From 1890 to 1911 the city's "h" was removed but after a public campaign it was officially restored by the United States Board on Geographic Names.
The area of the Ohio headwaters was inhabited by the Shawnee and several other settled groups of native Americans. The first known European to enter the region was the French explorer/trader Robert de La Salle during his 1669 expedition down the Ohio River from Quebec. European pioneers, primarily Dutch, followed in the early 18th century. Michael Bezallion was the first to describe the forks of the Ohio in a 1717 manuscript, and later that year European traders established area posts and settlements.
In 1749, French soldiers from Quebec launched a serious expedition to the forks to unite Canada with French Louisiana via the rivers.[21] During 1753–54, the British hastily built Fort Prince George before a larger French force drove them off. The French built Fort Duquesne based on LaSalle's 1669 claims. The French and Indian War began with the future Pittsburgh as its center. British General Edward Braddock was dispatched with Major George Washington as his aide to take Fort Duquesne. The British and colonial force met defeat at Braddock's Field and it was not until General John Forbes's 1758 march that the French surrendered the forks. Forbes began construction on Fort Pitt, named after British Secretary of State and soon-to-be Prime Minister William Pitt the Elder while the settlement was named "Pittsborough".
Pontiac's Rebellion had native tribes lead a siege of Fort Pitt for two months until Colonel Henry Bouquet's victory at the Battle of Bushy Run. The battle's outcome was also the first use of biological warfare. Lord Jeffrey Amherst ordered blankets inoculated with smallpox distributed to the tribes surrounding the fort in 1763. Unlike the Europeans, the Native Americans had no acquired immunity, and as smallpox spread into other areas and infected other tribes, it killed between 400,000–500,000 (possibly up to 1.5 million) Native Americans.
The 1768 Treaty of Fort Stanwix allowed the Penns to purchase the modern region from the Iroquois. A 1769 survey of the land situated between the two rivers referenced the future city as the "Manor of Pittsburgh". Both the Colony of Virginia and the Province of Pennsylvania claimed the region until 1780 when it was agreed to extend the Mason–Dixon line westward, placing Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. On March 8, 1771 Bedford County, Pennsylvania was created to govern the frontier. On April 16, 1771, the city's first civilian local government was created with Pitt Township. William Teagarden was the first constable, and William Troop was the first clerk.
Following the American Revolution, the village of Pittsburgh continued to grow. One of its earliest industries was boat building for settlers of the Ohio Country. In 1784, Thomas Viceroy completed a town plan which was approved by the Penn family attorney. Pittsburgh became a possession of Pennsylvania in 1785. The following year, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was started, and in 1787, the Pittsburgh Academy was chartered. The Whiskey Rebellion of 1794 saw unrest and federal troops. By 1797, glass began to be manufactured in the city, while the population grew to around 1,400. American settlement began either via routes over the Appalachian Mountains or through the waterways of the Great Lakes. Fort Pitt (now Pittsburgh) at the source of the Ohio River became the main base for settlers moving into the Midwest.
A historic 1857 scene of the Monongahela River in downtown Pittsburgh featuring a steamboat
A wrought iron life-size facade of legendary steelworker Joe Magarac in downtown Pittsburgh
The War of 1812 cut off the supply of British goods, stimulating American industry. By 1815, Pittsburgh was producing significant quantities of iron, brass, tin, and glass. On March 18, 1816, the 46 year old local government became a city. In the 1830s, many Welsh people from the Merthyr steelworks immigrated to the city following the aftermath of the Merthyr Rising. By the 1840s, Pittsburgh was one of the largest cities west of the Allegheny Mountains, before the Great Fire of Pittsburgh destroyed over a thousand buildings in 1845. The city rebuilt and by 1857, Pittsburgh's 1,000 factories were consuming 22 million coal bushels yearly.
The American Civil War boosted the city's economy with increased iron and armament demand. Andrew Carnegie began steel production in 1875 at the Edgar Thomson Steel Works in North Braddock, Pennsylvania, which evolved into the Carnegie Steel Company.
In 1901, Carnegie merged several companies into U.S. Steel. By 1911, Pittsburgh was the nation's 8th-largest city, accounting for between a third and a half of national steel output. The city's population swelled to over a half million with European immigration via Ellis Island. By 1940, non-Hispanic whites were 90.6% of the city's population. Pittsburgh was a main destination of the African-American Great Migration, with 95% percent becoming unskilled steel workers. World War II saw area mills operate 24 hours a day to produce 95 million tons of steel,[23] but also recorded the highest levels of air pollution in its almost century of industry. The city's reputation as the "arsenal of democracy" was being overshadowed by James Parton's 1868 observation of Pittsburgh being "hell with the lid off."
Following the war, the city launched a clean air and civic revitalization project known as the "Renaissance." This much-acclaimed effort was followed by the "Renaissance II" project in 1977 and focusing on cultural and neighborhood development. The industrial base continued to expand through the 1970s, but beginning in the early 1980s both the area's steel and electronics industries imploded, with massive layoffs from mill and plant closures.
President Obama visited Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center in 2011 to demonstrations of cutting edge technology.
In the latter 20th century, the area shifted its economic base to education, tourism, and services, largely based on healthcare/medicine, finance, and high technology such as robotics. Although Pittsburgh successfully shifted its economy and remained viable, the city's population never rebounded to its industrial-era highs. While 680,000 people lived in the city proper in 1950, a combination of suburbanization and economic turbulence caused a decrease in city population.
During the late 2000s recession, Pittsburgh was economically strong, adding jobs when most cities were losing them, and one of the few cities in the United States to see housing property values rise. Between 2006 and 2011, the Pittsburgh MSA experienced over 10% appreciation in housing prices—the highest appreciation of the largest 25 MSAs in the United States as 22 of the top 25 MSAs saw a depreciation of housing values. Pittsburgh's story of economic regeneration was the inspiration for President Barack Obama to host the 2009 G-20 Pittsburgh summit.


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   Nachname, Taufnamen    Geburt    Personen-Kennung 
1 Beuerman, John Henry  5 Aug 1860Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I5694
2 Brogan, Howard Stuard Jr.  3 Feb 1938Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I103072
3 Brogan, Howard Stuart  22 Feb 1912Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I103069
4 Brubach, Charles Frederick  4 Nov 1883Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183754
5 Brubach, David  10 Jun 1841Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I198539
6 Brubach, Elizabeth  22 Mai 1891Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183758
7 Brubach, George Michael  24 Okt 1886Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183755
8 Brubach, Kathryn  1837Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I198545
9 Brubach, Lena Caroline  2 Sep 1889Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183757
10 Cossart, Mary Stevenson  22 Mai 1844Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I176151
11 Ebert, Anna  Jul 1887Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11106
12 Ebert, Anna Mae  5 Apr 1907Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I10424
13 Ebert, August  Feb 1880Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11061
14 Ebert, Catherine  1874Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11059
15 Ebert, Charles  Okt 1896Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11110
16 Ebert, Emma  Feb 1889Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11107
17 Ebert, Henry Sr.  12 Jan 1885Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11104
18 Ebert, Homer  Mrz 1898Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11111
19 Ebert, Howard John  23 Okt 1905Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I10423
20 Ebert, Ida  Sep 1890Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11108
21 Ebert, Lena  1886Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11105
22 Ebert, Ludwig Conrad  Nov 1877Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11060
23 Ebert, Margaret H.  2 Jul 1904Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I10422
24 Ebert, May  Mrz 1900Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11112
25 Ebert, Theodore Sr.  Jul 1894Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11109
26 Eckard, Lewis John  1846Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I207117
27 Halter, Gordon E.  1 Mai 1935Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182786
28 Heck, Alexander  6 Sep 1881Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I103058
29 Heck, Clara Helen  geschätzt 1907Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I103061
30 Heck, Nancy Jane  30 Okt 1913Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I103068
31 Heck, Verlie  geschätzt 1909Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I103065
32 Kestner, Albert  28 Apr 1859Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183816
33 Kestner, Elizabeth  3 Aug 1885Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183817
34 Lewis, Mary  15 Sep 1792Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I141207
35 Miller, Henry  4 Jun 1858Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11041
36 Miller, Margaret  19 Apr 1884Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I10420
37 Murphy, Elizabeth Edgaerly  9 Sep 1916Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I8763
38 Pectel, Madeline  Jul 1865Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11042
39 Peter, Fred J.  16 Sep 1870Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I2391
40 Retzer, Charles William  10 Jan 1875Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I103178
41 Ring, Alice Gertrude  2 Mrz 1907Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183827
42 Ring, Charlotte  24 Feb 1892Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183821
43 Ring, Elizabeth  1 Mai 1895Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183823
44 Ring, Freda R.  10 Mai 1901Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183825
45 Ring, Frederick E.  2 Mrz 1907Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183828
46 Schneider, Anna  6 Feb 1910Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182880
47 Schneider, Caroline  12 Jan 1858Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182766
48 Shook, Pauline  25 Apr 1863Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182754
49 Tintelnot, Edward Norman  27 Sep 1920Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I210323
50 Weber, Charles E.  1912Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182762

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1 Baker, Fred  31 Dez 1956Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182767
2 Brogan, Howard Stuart  1 Jul 1992Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I103069
3 Brubach, Carolina  30 Nov 1917Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183813
4 Brubach, Christina  27 Jul 1889Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183747
5 Brubach, David  11 Jan 1915Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I208917
6 Brubach, Elizabeth  19 Mrz 1944Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183819
7 Brubach, Friedrich Jakob  10 Sep 1871Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I146826
8 Brubach, Jakob  1 Okt 1935Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I146835
9 Brubach, Katherine  26 Mrz 1933Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183815
10 Christmann, Charlotta  15 Jun 1905Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183746
11 Ebert, August  1925Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11057
12 Ebert, Margaret H.  30 Jun 1918Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I10422
13 Feldner, Catharina  13 Jun 1922Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182764
14 Feldner, Elisabetha  1 Nov 1908Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182746
15 Ginniff, Genevieve  3 Aug 1985Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182817
16 Gripp, Katharina Elisabeth  5 Aug 1902Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I208918
17 Grunnagle, William  Feb 1975Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182809
18 Huff, Karl Friedrich  31 Mai 1922Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183814
19 Kestner, Albert  14 Mai 1929Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183816
20 Kestner, Elizabeth  28 Apr 1907Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183817
21 Link, Johann Georg  17 Sep 1869Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I103176
22 Miller, Henry  vor 1909Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11041
23 Miller, Henry  geschätzt 1910Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11044
24 Muhlenberg, Mary Catherine  15 Okt 1812Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I177877
25 Myers, Grover C. Jr.  26 Sep 1997Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I28048
26 O'Brien, Nellie  17 Dez 1963Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I103044
27 Pectel, Madeline  1914Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11042
28 Rehling, Henry Christoph  12 Jan 1915Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182825
29 Ring, Alice Gertrude  2 Apr 1907Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183827
30 Ring, Charlotte  7 Feb 1966Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183821
31 Ring, Friedrich  29 Okt 1924Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I183820
32 Schneider, Amelia Elizabeth  3 Feb 1983Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182819
33 Schneider, Anna  8 Feb 1910Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182880
34 Schneider, Caroline  25 Apr 1926Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182766
35 Schneider, Elmer Charles  7 Jun 1979Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182816
36 Schrader, Barbara  1882Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11058
37 Shook, Pauline  29 Okt 1934Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182754
38 Snyder, Bertha Louise  5 Aug 1940Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182826
39 Thompson, Marie  1919Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I11103
40 Weber, Carl Albert Friedrich  1912Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182755
41 Weber, Dorothea  14 Dez 1888Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I146825
42 Weber, John William  11 Feb 1952Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I182753
43 Winterhalter, Albert  18 Okt 1974Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA I103275


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   Familie    Verheiratet    Familien-Kennung 
1 Brogan / Heck  2 Okt 1935Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA F32264
2 Brubach / Gripp  6 Apr 1866Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA F70014
3 Brubach / Lies  10 Apr 1905Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA F70015
4 Lang / Jacky  18 Okt 1841Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA F66280
5 Neuhart / Neuhart  geschätzt 1868Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA F71509
6 Retzer / Link  24 Okt 1874Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA F32293
7 Schneider / Feldner  24 Feb 1857Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA F61026
8 Weber / Shook  geschätzt 1885Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA F61023