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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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HURSH, W. H. H.; the subject of this sketch, is a native of Cumberland county, Pa.; born in 1840, where he was raised and made his home until he enlisted in the war of the rebellion in Co. G, Eighty-fourth Pennsylvania volunteers in September, 1862, and was mustered out in July, 1865; his regiment consolidated with the Fifty-seventh as veterans; he enlisted as a private but was discharged with First and Second Lieutenant’s commissions; in August, 1865, he came to Iowa City, this State, and remained for two years; in the fall of 1867 he went south, and the remainder of that year traveled over the Southern States, and on the first of January, 1868, located in Alabama, and after six months came to Illinois and located at Altona; after five months he came to Iowa City and married Miss S. E. Talbot, October 27th, 1868, and returned; from there he came to this county in the spring of 1870, where he has resided since; they have a family of four children, Willie T., Kate L., Ada M., and an infant; Mr. Hursh began his trade at about 17 years of age, and has followed milling as an occupation since.

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