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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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BREES, HENRY, farmer, Sec. 20; P.O. Sandyville; born June 8, 1827, in Washington county, Pennsylvania, where he was raised; in 1846 he moved to Athens county, Ohio, and in 1855 to Greene county, Wisconsin; not satisfied there he came to Linn county, Iowa, in 1860, where he remained ten years, and then came to this county and located where he now lives and owns 200 acres of land; he was married April 16, 1859, to Miss Elizabeth Lisby, a native of Maryland; they have four children: Phoebe E., Mary A., Joseph H., and Elizabeth L.; they lost one child in infancy.

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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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