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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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EMERY, JACOB, farmer, section 8; born January 11, 1844, near New Goshen, Clermont county, Ohio. Lived in that county until the beginning of the war, when he enlisted in company F, 23d Ohio volunteer infantry, October 30, 1861, and was discharged for disability contracted while in the service, January 22, 1865. Returned to Ohio for a short time, and again enlisted in company C, 146th Ohio volunteer infantry, May 2, 1864, and served until September 7, of the same year, when his term expired. Served as guard during the entire time of service. Returned home and was employed in different avocations until he was married to Miss Harriet Beckwith, April 16, 1867. Mrs. Emery was born in August, 1839, near Williamsburg, Ohio. In the same year he came to Taylor county, Iowa, where he resided for two years. He then moved to Page county, and finally settled in Morton township, where he now lives.

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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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