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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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LITZENBERG, C. S., boot and shoe dealer; he was born July 29, 1834, in Knox county, Ohio; his father died when he was but one year old; his mother moved with him to Pennsylvania when he was eight years of age; his mother married again, and with her husband they again came to Ohio; here he lived till 1853, when he came to Henry county, Iowa; he lived here until the war broke out; he enlisted October 11, 1861, in Company G, 4th Iowa Cavalry, and served till December 11, 1863, when he was discharged for relistment as a veteran; re-enlisted December 12, 1863, and served to the close of the war; he was on detached duty nearly all the time; he was in the service in the Quartermaster’s Department; he came to this county in November, 1865; has been justice of the peace four years; mayor of Indianola one term; he followed farming till 1869, when he went into the hardware trade, which he followed two years; after which time he had no particular business, except that of justice of the peace, until March, 1879, when he went into the boot and shoe trade; he was married March 11, 1868, to Elizabeth Henry, a native of Crawford county, Pennsylvania; they have a family of four children: Olivia, Herbert H., Charles and Clarence —all 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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