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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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HOLMES, GILBERT, farmer, Sec 32; P.O. Schonberg; born Feb. 1, 1842, in Lafayette county, Ohio; parents moved to Highland county, Ohio, in 1857, and to Illinois in spring of 1863; he came to this county in 1869; he enlisted August 2, 1862, in Co. A, 60th Ohio, and served to November 10, 1862, when he was discharged on account of being taken prisoner at Harper’s Ferry; he enlisted again March 28, 1865, in Co. G, 58th Illinois Infantry, and was discharged March 28, 1866; he was in all the battles in which his Regiments were engaged; he married December 25, 1866, Miss Lydia R. Snap, a native of Belmont county, Ohio; they have four children: M. Eva, S. Laura, Jessie C. and Walter A.—all living; owns a farm of 122 acres.

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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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