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Below is a family biography included in History of Warren County, Iowa published by Union 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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OGG, A. L., farmer and teacher, Sec. 31; P. O. Indianola; he owns a farm of 80 acres; he was born May 4, 1837, in Mount Vernon, Ohio; he lived there until 1852, at which time his parents moved to Henry county, Iowa; he came to this county, in 1869, and settled on present farm in 1875; he was educated at How’s Academy, at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, where he attended school for three years; he has followed teaching during the fall and winter for the last twenty years, and is a thorough educator, carrying on his farm at the same time; enlisted October 4, 1861, in Co. D, Fourth Iowa Cavalry, as private, was promoted to First Sergeant, July 1, 1862, and to Second Lieutenant, April 8, 1864, and was discharged August 20, 1865, at Davenport, Iowa; he was in all the battles in which the Regiment was engaged; he was married March 10, 1859, to Mary McCoy, a native of Ohio; they have a family of ten children; Charles M., Wm. M., Edwin M. S., Lillie J., Samuel B., Mary B., Olive M., Lizzie C, Nellie M., Lola F., all now living.

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This family biography is one of 548 biographies included in The History of Warren County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Warren County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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