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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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LAUGHLIN, J. D., farmer; born October 13, 1847, in Pike county, Ohio. In the year 1864 he enlisted in company G, ninety-first regiment of Ohio volunteer infantry, participating in the battles of Newburg, Lynchburg, Cowpasture Gap, Stevenson Station, near Winchester; Cedar Creek and many other skirmishes in that vicinity. In June, 1866, he was discharged from the service and returned to his home in Ohio. He then went to learn the carpenter trade as an apprentice for three years. After finishing his trade he went to Champaign county, Illinois. At the expiration of two years he returned to Ohio and attended a normal school at Lebanon, and then returned to Illinois. In November, 1874, he was married to Miss Jennie Houser. In 1876, he came to his present location in Morton township, Page county.

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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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