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J H Browne


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/19/2006 at 14:19:52

J H Browne, Ogden, was born in Liverpool, England, June 18, 1840, and when very young was brought by his parents to the United States, locating in Brooklyn, New York, remained there about two years and then removed to Oneida county, New York, in 1855, he came to Iowa and to Burlington, and attended school that year and in the spring of 1856 at Denmark, Lee county, then removed to Ottumwa, where he lived about five years, his mother died there in the meantime, and from there he came to Des Moines, in May 1861, he enlisted in company D, Second Iowa, was transferred to the Seventeenth, and was mustered out as captain in March 1865, participated in all the principal battles of the West under Grant, Sherman, and McPherson, he was taken prisoner at Tilton, Georgia, and confined at Columbia, South Carolina, about four months, when he was paroled, he came to this county in 1870 and has reside in Ogden for about four years, December 23, 1853, he was married to Miss Matilda Reiher, a native of New York, by this union they have one daughter, aged five years

1880 Boone Co History Book


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