Title: History of Allegheny county, Pennsylvania: including its early settlement and progress to the present time ; a description of its historic and interesting localities ; its cities, towns and villages; religious, educational, social and military history ; mining, manufacturing and commercial interests, improvements, resources, statistics, etc. ; also, biographies of many of its representative citizens
Author: Cushing, Thomas, b. 1821
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LEWIS ABER, farmer, post office, West Elizabeth, son of JACOB and JENNETT (ELLIOTT) ABER, was born in Jefferson Township in 1836, on the place now owned by Mrs. Scott.MATTHEW ABER, his grandfather, came from New Jersey and settled in Plum Township, Allegheny County.JACOB ABER was born in that township.When 18 years of age he started in life for himself, and at 21 married and located in Jefferson Township, on the farm now owned by Mrs. Scott, where he engaged in farming and was also the owner of a distillery, which he operated 40 years.JACOB died in 1864, and JENNETT, his wife, in 1856.Their children were AGNES, now MRS. P. S. POLLOCK, of Baldwin Township, Allegheny County; J. ELIZA, now MRS. SAMUEL NEIL, of Bulger Station, Washington County, Pa.; REBECCA, now MRS. A. W. BEDELL, of West Elizabeth; SARAH, now MRS. B. F. GIBBS, of Peters Township, Washington County, Pa. and LEWISIn 1858 our subject married ELIZABETH MEGOGNEY, daughter of DAVID MEGOGNEY, of Jefferson Township, and their children are JOHN P., born in Baldwin Township, Allegheny County; DAVID L., born in Indiana County, and ALBERT H., also born in Indiana County.After his father’s death MR. ABER moved to Indiana County, purchased a farm and remained there 12 years. He then purchased a farm at the mouth of Peter’s Creek, in Jefferson Township, which he sold in 1888, and moved to one he bought of A. W. BEDELL, where he now resides.MRS. ABER is a member of the Presbyterian Church.