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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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McGOGY, J. F., livery and feed stable, P. O. Shenandoah; born in South Bend, Indiana, January 17, 1839. Was a farmer until the beginning of the war. Enlisted in August, 1861, in company D, 48th Indiana infantry, as second duty sergeant. Was promoted to the first lieutenancy in 1863, and in 1865 to the captaincy in the same regiment. Sixty days thereafter he received a commission as brevet colonel, from President Johnson, for meritorious conduct. He was engaged in numerous battles during the war, any one of which would reflect credit on his conduct. At the close of the war he went on a cotton plantation in Alabama, remaining until 1870. Came to Iowa in 1871, and resided on a farm in Fremont county. He came to Shenandoah in 1873, entering upon his present occupation. Married Mrs. Emma Ladd, October 1, 1874. They are the parents of four children: Elva E., James F., (deceased) Arthur and Mary.

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