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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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KELLAR, H., farmer, Sec. 10; P.O. Lothrop; was born in Washington City, D. C., in the year 1816; his parents removed to Ohio when he was quite young, and in 1871 he came from there to this State; he was married to Miss C. A. Miller, a native of Shenandoah county, Virginia, and has a family of six children living: John F., Nancy E. (now the wife of James Coffey, of Ohio), Virginia (wife of Thomas Davis), Henderson, Thomas, and W. C.; he owns a farm of 170 acres. His son, John F., enlisted in the late war, in the State of Ohio, in the fall of 1863, and served till its close. Mr. Kellar was ordained a minister of the gospel, March 24, 1862, by Bishop Edward R. Ames, of the M. E. Church.

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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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