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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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MARIETTA, J. C., physician and surgeon, P. O. Palmyra; born in Summerset county, Pennsylvania, in the year 1845, and moved, with his parents, to Fayette county in the year 1848, and from there to this State in 1857, and to Warren county in 1864; he enlisted as a private in Co. A, 48th regiment, Iowa Volunteers, June 11, 1864, and was discharged October, 1864; his early education was received at Indianola; in 1867 he went to Illinois, where he studied medicine, and in 1871 he went to Minnesota, and returned to Iowa the same year, and engaged in the drug business at Grinnell, Powashiek county; he attended the college of physicians and surgeons, at Keokuk, in 1873, and graduated an M. D. in 1876; he located in Palmyra in 1874, and was married to Miss Hattie M. Lutz, of Palmyra, in 1875; she was born in Indiana, and came to Iowa at an early age.

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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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