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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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BRYSON, JESSE, proprietor of the Novelty Mills; was born in Lancaster county, Penn., May 3, 1837, and was raised there in the milling business; he came to Muscatine, Iowa, and lived there one year; and in 1856 settled in Iowa City, and lived there until 1869, when he removed to this city; in 1876 he built the above named mills at a cost, including ground, of $15,000; it is fitted up with the latest improved machinery, and the demand for his flour often necessitates the running of his mills day and night; he married Miss Eliza Hagens in 1855; she was born in Lancaster county, Penn.; they have six children: Frankie, now Mrs. Shepherd, Charles L., Millie, Harry, Joie and Jessie.

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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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