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Below is a family biography included in History of Warren County, Iowa published by Union Historical Company in 1879.  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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BERGER, H., farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Indianola; born in Orange county, New York, in 1830, and lived there till seven years of age, then moved to Rochester, with his parents, and remained till about eighteen years of age; emigrated from there to Indiana, and worked on the Michigan Central Railroad, the first one that ever run into Chicago; left there in 1839, and went overland to California, and remained there for one year, and returned to New York; was married there to Miss Lucinda Wild, a native of Virginia, in 1852, and came to this county in 1857, and since that time has lived fourteen years in Indianola; has a family of three sons, and three daughters: Herbert, Charles, Lonnie, Elfraid E., Jennie E. and Lydia; owns a farm of eighty-five acres.

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This family biography is one of 548 biographies included in The History of Warren County, Iowa published in 1879.  For the complete description, click here: Warren County, Iowa History and Genealogy

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