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Below is a family biography included in History of Lee County, Iowa published by Western Historical Company in 1879.  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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RICHARD, F., physician and surgeon; residence and office corner Monroe and Casey streets; was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1824, and, at the age of 13, entered school at Osuabruck, where he remained until 1840; then engaged as clerk in the banking business until he came to this country in 1849; stopped in Baltimore for a short time, thence to Philadelphia and engaged in the commission business until 1852; thence to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he engaged in the drug trade until his health failed; he entered Miami College in 1866, for the study of medicine; remained until 1868, then removed to Richmond, Ind., and commenced practice, which he followed four years, and, in 1872, returned to Cincinnati, practiced until 1876, and then came to Lee Co., West Point, and is now enjoying his share of the business in his profession here. During the year 1857, he married Miss Elizabeth. Schwerman, daughter of B. Schwerman, a weaver of woolen cloth in that county; she emigrated to this country in 1854, and came to Cincinnati, where they were married; they have one child — Elizabeth, born in 1859. Independent; members of the Catholic Church.

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