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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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CASTLE, G. H., attorney and justice of the peace, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Knox county, Illinois, August 30, 1843, in which county he was raised and educated. Enlisted in company A, 9th Missouri infantry, June 25, 1861, serving with that regiment until they, were transferred to the 59th Illinois infantry, company A. Was in the battles of Pea Ridge, Corinth, Perryville, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Pine Top Mountain, where he was severely wounded and disabled for three months, and numerous other battles and skirmishes. Was mustered out as orderly sergeant, June 12, 1866, at New Braunfels, Texas. Coming home he entered Knox college, Galesburg, Illinois, graduating in June, 1872. Came to Shenandoah in the spring of 1876, beginning the practice of law in June, 1879. Was married to Miss Ella Swigart, September 26, 1874. They are the parents of three children: Kittie, Grace and George. Owns 160 acres of splendid land.

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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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