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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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KEMPEL, CHARLES B., farmer, Sec. 1; P. O. Liberty Center; born May, 1828, in Hessian Province, Germany; parents came to the United States and settled in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1833, and moved to Junietta county, Pennsylvania; in 1849 he married Elizabeth, daughter of George Frank, of Pennsylvania, February 14, 1850; they have one child: Mary C.; they moved to Huntington county, Pennsylvania, in 1850, and to Pike county, Missouri, in the spring of 1869; came to this county in the fall of 1875 and settled where he now lives, where he has eighty acres of land and a nice, comfortable home; enlisted in December, 1873, as private, in Co. D, 86th Illinois Infantry; he was honorably discharged June 15, 1865, for disability, caused by a gunshot wound in the right shoulder, which he received at the battle of Kenesaw Mountain June 27, 1864; was in the battles of Buzzards’ Roost, Dalton, Ringgold, Rasaca, Dallas City, of Rome and Kingston; was elected justice of the peace in Missouri.

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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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