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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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MOSHER, STEPHEN, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Felix; born August 6, 1826, in Marion county, Ohio; came to this county in 1856, and lived in Liberty township until the spring of 1879, when he came to this township and settled on his present farm, where he owns 210 acre of land; was school treasurer for eight years in succession when the whole town was one district for eight years in succession; has been town clerk; is a leading member of the Society of Friends, holding all the leading offices of the Society; came to Iowa a poor man and has made all his property since by honesty and hard work; married September 1, 1852, to Mary, daughter of Moses Farington, of Crawford county, Ohio; they have had seven children: Lemuel, Asa, William, Sarah A., Mary B., Joseph S. and Ella (twins), Stephen G., 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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