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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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GOLDIZEN, O., farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Palmyra; born in Parke county, Indiana, June 4, 1827, where he was raised, and made his home till he came to this county in 1853; he owns 140 acres of choice land, well improved, having two miles of the best hedge fence in the county; is an honest, upright, straightforward man, of unblemished character; August 7, 1851, he married Miss Eliza A. Runey, a native of Indiana; they have eight children: W. S., Jno., M., Eliza M., Seigle, Grant, Wm., Donis and Charlie; have lost two: Millen and Mary.

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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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