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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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APPLEGATE, DR. A. J. physician and surgeon; born in Trumbull county, Ohio, in 1830, and was raised there on a farm; emigrated to Iowa in November, 1856, and to this county in 1857, and engaged in farming and teaching school, and at the same time pursuing his medical studies; he enlisted in the 34th Iowa Infantry, and was afterward appointed Acting Assistant Surgeon U. S. A., and served until the close of the war, and since that time he has been engaged in the practice of his profession; he married Miss L. J. Hamilton, in 1865; she was born in Ohio.

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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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