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Below is a family biography included in History of Page County, Iowa published by Iowa Historical Company in 1880.  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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WIGGENS, A. L., farmer, P. O. Coin; born in Indiana county, Pennsylvania, May 6, 1847, where he remained until he came to Page county, in the fall of 1868. Entered the militia service in the fall of 1862. Enlisted in the regular service in the Second Pennsylvania Artillery, in May, 1863. Was in numerous engagements during his term of service, and in the one before Richmond. Was severely wounded in the leg. Was mustered out on account of his wound, May 24, 1865, since which time he has drawn a monthly pension of six dollars. Was married to Miss Martha A. Trimble, May 27, 1869, by whom he has four children: Samuel T., Archie M., Wilme R. and Grant N.

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This family biography is one of 558 biographies included in The History of Page County, Iowa published in 1880.  For the complete description, click here: Page County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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