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Transcribed biography of J. H. Chrisman

CHRISMAN, J. H. - Farmer and stock-raiser, Sec. 31, P. O. lola. Was born in Clarke county, Indiana, September 1, 1839; moved with his parents to La Porte county, Indiana, when two years of age, where they lived a short time and then moved to Porter county. Here our subject was educated and lived until eighteen years of age. He then went to Missouri and lived here two years, and then came to Marion county, Iowa, and settled on his present place. He enlisted in the late war in company A, Thirty-third Iowa infantry, August 11, 1862, and served three years, and was honorably discharged July 17, 1865. During his service he was under Generals Steele and Grant, and was at the taking of the Spanish Fort, in Arkansas, Fort Blakely, in Mobile and several other minor engagements. Was also at the surrender of General Kirby Smith. At the close of the war he returned to his home in Marion county, Iowa. His wife, formerly Miss Eliza C. Hoggis, was born in Indiana, April 6, 1847. They were married April 2, 1869. Their family consists of four children, all of whom are living: William (born November 9, 1870), Orrie G. (born October 25, 1872), Gertie C. (born August 25, 1876), James G. Blaine (born January 26, 1880).

Source: Union Historical Company. 1881. The History of Marion County, Iowa. Des Moines, Iowa: Birdsall, Williams & Company. 807 p.
Page(s) in Source: 797-798

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