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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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GARVERICH, HENRY, farmer, Sec. 17; owns 320 acres; P. O. Vincennes; was born in Dauphin Co., Penn., in 1834; was a resident of that county until 1867, when he came to Lee Co. and bought the farm he now owns; he enlisted, in 1864, in the 201st Penn. Regt., and served till the close of war; He married, in 1869, Janette Sargent, daughter of John and Ursula Sargent, and granddaughter of Mr. Nicholas Sargent; she was born in 1849, on the farm where she now lives, then owned by her maternal grandfather, Mr. Leonard Starkweather; they have four children - Minnie J., born 1870; George H., born 1872; Nellie J., born 1875, and F. E., born 1878. Mr. Garverich was elected a Justice of the Peace in 1876, and elected again in 1878.

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This family biography is one of 668 biographies included in The History of Lee County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Lee County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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