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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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BERGEN, ULYSSES, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Indianola; was born in Pittsylvania county, Virginia, October 9, 1817, and lived there till the spring of 1830, and emigrated to Henry county, Indiana, with his parents, and lived there till 1845, then to Andrew county, Missouri, and came from there to this county in 1846, and has lived here since; married to Miss Margaret Waddell, November 11, 1841, a native of Indiana, born February 15, 1820; have a family of two sons and five daughters living: Samuel W., Mildred T. (wife of Samuel Reddish), Sarah J. (wife of Edward Swarts), John D. (deceased), Elizabeth N., (wife of James Hedrick), J. M., Mary F. (wife of Henry Griffith), Oliver H. (deceased), Robert M. (deceased), and Sinai G.; he was one of the first two justices of the peace elected in the county; owns a farm of 412 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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