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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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KAPSON, N. J., harness and saddlery, P. O. Shenandoah; born in Austria, April 2, 1848. Came to this country when eleven years of age, settling in Iowa City, Johnson county, Iowa, and lived there until 1865. From that time until 1873 his residence was frequently changed, having lived in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa. In February, 1873, he came to Shenandoah, and has since resided here. Enlisted August 21, 1863, in company K—Iowa cavalry, as company harness-maker. Was engaged in the battles of Sugar Valley, Dallas, and Kenesaw Mountain, and was before Atlanta. Mustered out September 25, 1865. Married to Miss Mary J. Skinner, a native of 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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