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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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CORYELL, S., baker and grocer; he was born December 7,1836, in Sciota county, Ohio; parents moved to Clark county, Illinois, in 1841, and to Washington, Iowa, in 1852; came to this county in the summer of 1860, and located in this place where he followed his trade of plasterer and brick-layer till 1877, when he embarked in the bakery and grocery trade, which he has carried on since, and in which he has, by fair dealing built up a good trade; he enlisted in Company G, 3rd Iowa Infantry, June 21, 1864, when he was discharged; he was in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged; was taken prisoner at the battle of Shiloh April 7, 1862, and was taken to Tuskaloosa, Alabama, and from there to Mobile, and again returned to Tuskaloosa, where he was exchanged in February, 1863; he was sent to St. Louis, Missouri, and then returned to his company, which was then at Moscoe, Tennessee, where he resumed his duties to Uncle Sam; he was never in the hospital while in the service; he was married June 27, 1864, to Miss Elizabeth E. Renfrow, of Indianola, Iowa, a native of Illinois; they have no children; she was born December 8, 1841, in Madison county, Illinois.

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