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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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LYMER, R. H., physician and surgeon, P. O. College Springs; born in Mercer county, Pennsylvania, April 13, 1844. He resided in the county of his birth until 1867, when he came to Iowa, locating in Page county. In August, 1861, he enlisted in company G, 100th Pennsylvania infantry volunteers, serving with that regiment for fifteen months. He was discharged for disability, but re-enlisted in June, 1863, in company A, 139th Pennsylvania volunteers, with which he served until the close of the war. He served as assistant surgeon nine months at Fort Wayne, then at Winchester, and finally at Cedar Creek. He began the study of medicine in 1862, and graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in March, 1866. In 1867 he commenced to practice in College Springs, and enjoys a most successful practice. He was married in Pennsylvania, to Miss Sarah A. Bagnall, April 29, 1867, by whom he is the father of six children: Anna E., Mary A., Sarah F., John C., George H. and Sidonia J. Dr. Lymer is also engaged in the drug business, and is an honored member of the I. O. O. F. lodge No. 228, and is doing his share in disseminating the grand doctrines of fraternity among men.

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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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