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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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WINGERT, DAVID, farmer, born September 20, 1842, near Eaton, Preble county, O. In 1851 his father went to Dixon, Ill., where David lived until 1861. On the 20th of September of that year enlisted in company C, 34th regiment Illinois volunteer infantry. Veteranized in 1863. Participated in all the battles with his regiment as follows: Shiloh, siege of Corinth, Clayville; Rome, Laverne, Dallas, Trimee, Kenesaw, Stone River, Peach Tree Creek, Liberty Gap, siege of Atlanta, Mission Ridge, Jonesborough, Rocky Face, Resacca and the march through Georgia — living upon rice gathered from the swamps, and pounded out of the chaff, for subsistence. Was in the campaign of the Carolinas, Auresborough, Bentonville, Goldsborough, and Raleigh. Was discharged July 19, 1865. Was married to Miss Elizabeth Houser, January 24, 1867. In 1871 moved to Morton township, where he now lives, loved by his neighbors. A man of honor and integrity.

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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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